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Sony Dropping Some Functionality from the PlayStation Vita - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 January 2015 / 3,966 Views

Sony is dropping support for some of the functionality of the PlayStation Vita. The update that will occur in March was outline and several features will be removed.

The update will remove the PlayStation Vita's built-in maps application, as well as remove some features from the Near social networking application. The YouTube application will later be removed on April 20. However, users can still access YouTube through the handheld's browser.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mr.Playstation (on 28 January 2015)

So I guess the death of the Vita has been confirmed.😢

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Sixteenvolt420 (on 28 January 2015)

I've personally never used the stuff that they're removing anyways, on my VITA.

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KdxlavkdX (on 28 January 2015)

Sad :(

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DonFerrari (on 28 January 2015)

And their justification?

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*Sound Of Rain (on 28 January 2015)

Poor Vita :-(

- Less Rules More Jizz

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Kallumsmarties (on 28 January 2015)

Well that isn't going to help the console to sell lol

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Teriol (on 28 January 2015)

playstation Death must be his new name

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