Sony Drops PS Now Support for PS3, Vita, PS TVs & More

Sony Drops PS Now Support for PS3, Vita, PS TVs & More - News

by Salvatore Fidanza , posted on 16 February 2017 / 6,359 Views

On August 15 of this year, Sony will discontinue its cloud gaming service for multiple devices, including two of its PlayStation systems. Sony has decided to shift the focus of PS Now to PC and PS4.

PS Now will be discontinued on the following devices:

  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
  • All 2013, 2014, and 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
  • All Sony Blu-ray player models
  • All Samsung TV models

Additionally, the service for 2016 models of Sony Bravia TVs will be discontinued on April 1, 2017.

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hush404 (on 16 February 2017)

This is why I'll never jump on such services. Feel for anyone who liked the service on anything besides a PS4.

The Fury (on 16 February 2017)

Removing it from TVs seems an odd thing, the point of having the streaming service on them is the ability of gaming without a console. Seems a backwards step unless supporting it really is costing more money than it's making. Maybe they should look into adding PS1, PS2 and even PS4 games to the service.

method114 (on 17 February 2017)

Yea it must be costing them more than it's worth. Does anyone know how well it works? Maybe there are issues that were causing to much support time so they canceled it.

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bettergetdave (on 19 February 2017)

Yea this was a really tough one. You would think as you mention this would be a big hit however I think it was poorly advertised and the Sony TV sales continue to be sluggish. Sony everything sales wise is sluggish outside of the PS4 I believe.

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Jranation (on 18 February 2017)

It must have been doing really bad

KLAMarine (on 17 February 2017)

I dislike the idea of streaming games.

Nintation360 (on 16 February 2017)

Well that's another loss for the Vita

Helloplite (on 16 February 2017)

Woe to those who spent money on a service they won't have access to anymore. Also, Sony is particularly keen on being the company regularly remembered for removing features from their products. Is there a case to be made that a product is advertised wrongly, if one of the main features is removed?

Ganoncrotch (on 16 February 2017)

Unlikely, PSNow almost certainly would have a clause written into the EULA which states that they're perfectly within their rights to remove the service without any notice being given, and here the notice is over 6months which is more than fair all things considered.

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