Removed

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Removed functionality[edit]

From previous to PS4 generation[edit]

  • PS3 fat could play SACD
  • PS3 supported DLNA
  • PS3 fat supported OtherOS (Linux/BSD etc)

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Within PS4 generation[edit]

Things that Sony removed in the lifetime of the console

  • MultiAV connector was announced in Pre E3 press release (and present in early gen. DevKits), but on E3 presented console and post E3 press release it had no analog video connector
  • Before PS4 launch was even complete, several PS3 + PSVita titles were announced to be pulled from PSN :
    • PAIN (PS3) - November 26, 2013
    • MAG (Online only) (PS3) - January 28, 2014
    • SOCOM: Confrontation (Online only) (PS3) - January 28, 2014
    • SOCOM: Special Forces (PS3) - January 28, 2014
    • Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) - March 28, 2014
    • Resistance 2 (PS3) - March 28, 2014
    • Resistance 3 (PS3) - March 28, 2014
    • Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - May 20, 2014
  • Previously decommissioned titles (not listing/counting PS2 + PSP titles)
    • MLB 12 The Show (PSVita)
    • Calling All Cars (PS3)
    • The Eye of Judgment (PS3)
    • Formula One Championship Edition (PS3)
    • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
    • MotorStorm (PS3)
    • MotorStorm Pacific Rift (PS3)
    • Race Driver: GRID (PS3)
    • The Lord of The Rings: Conquest (PS3)
    • White Knight Chronicles (PS3)
    • White Knight Chronicles II (PS3)
    • Buzz!: Quiz-TV (PS3)
    • Buzz!: Quiz-World (PS3)
    • Buzz!: Brain of (PS3)
    • Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz (PS3)
  • PlayStation Portable (PSP) shipments ended in January 2014 in North America, June 2014 in Japan, and the end of 2014 in Europe
  • multiple SOE mmo titles announced on Januari 23, 2014 to be decommissioned this year:
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (March 31, 2014)
    • Free Realms (March 31, 2014)
    • Vanguard Saga of Heroes (July 31, 2014)
    • Wizardry Online (July 31, 2014)
  • PSM scoreboard service (June 30, 2014 external service removed, PSM applications that used it need to remove it and re-submitted)
  • PlayStation Home (November 12, 2014 no more new content; December 3, 2014 download end EUR; March 31, 2015 complete closure PS Home server)
  • (PSVita) YouTube application (download removed January 28, 2015, support removed April 20, 2015)
  • (PSVita) All features of the Map application and some features of the Near applications will be removed on the upcoming (planned march 2015) PSP2/PSV firmware update
  • music streaming service "Music Unlimited" will close in all 19 countries on March 29, 2015.
  • SOE franchise of DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Everquest Next etc. now February 2, 2015, sold to Columbus Nova
  • PlayStation Mobile will cease distribution of content after July 15, 2015 and in-app purchases/re-download of purchased content will be discontinued after September 10, 2015 [1]
  • PlayStation Store access through the PlayStation Portable wiil end @ March 31, 2016 in Japan. However the Content will be still available via PS3, PSVita and the Web-based Version. It will be also still possible to download previous purchased contents directly through the PlayStation Portable. UMD Passport Service will end on the same Day. [2]
  • Facebook App shutting down for PS3 and PSVita on 19th January 2016 [3]
  • Discontinuation of the PlayStation Vita TV in Japan [4]


Crossreference: http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Removed | http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/Removed | http://www.vitadevwiki.com/index.php?title=Removed