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PlayStation Mobile is shutting down this fall

Sony has announced that it will no longer be continuing with the PSM platform on its Japanese language site.

Sony has now revealed that it will be shutting down its PlayStation Mobile platform, after having struggled with it off and one throughout its entire history, without ever reaching its hoped-for heights.

The company stated that when it comes to PSM, its mobile gaming is now officially coming to an end.

The PlayStation Mobile service is still going to remain active for a number of months, but users are going to be able to continue purchasing new content only until July 15, even though the service will still remain for a time after that. During the months that follow, customers will still be able to re-download any content that they had already previously purchased. However, no new purchases will be possible after that date. It will be important for PSM users to complete all of their downloads rather promptly, though, because after the full shutdown is complete, their content will no longer be available to re-download.

As of September 10, 2015, PlayStation Mobile will be shutting down entirely and will not provide service for existing users.

PlayStation Mobile - Shutting DownIt has been clear to many that right from the very start of this mobile gaming system, there have been struggles, and these were not challenges that would be easy to overcome. Sony tried very hard, and even waved the publisher license fee as of May 2013, in an attempt to make its platform more appealing to developers. Unfortunately for the company, this effort still didn’t go as planned.

Last year, PSM dropped its Android mobile gaming support, keeping itself open to indie developers with a focus on its PlayStation Vita. That said, the offerings were hardly bursting from the seams, even then.

Though this announcement is far from a declaration that indie games will stop appearing on the Vita, it should be recognized that Sony, itself, publishes a considerable number of games on the actual PlayStation Store. While PlayStation Mobile may be shutting its doors, it does look as though 2015 will be a positive year for fans of PS as a whole.

Mobile gaming service for PlayStation on Android loses support from Sony

Sony Japan has announced it will no longer be supporting PlayStation Mobile (PSM) for Android.

Not everyone may have been aware that there is a PlayStation mobile gaming service for Android, especially since Sony has already created a portable gaming console known as the PS Vita, but for those who knew or who didn’t know, the latest news from Sony confirms that the company will no longer be supporting PSM for new versions of Android.

The PS app should continue to run on mobile devices running older versions of Android.

Those who still have a device that supports Android versions 4.4.2, KitKat, and lower, should still be able to use the app and it should function like it always has. Sony has said that mobile users who have access to the PlayStation Store should have the ability to re-download games or buy new content.

Sony drops suppot for Playstation mobile gaming service on AndroidMoreover, while devices that operate on Android 4.4.3 should still have the capability of running the mobile gaming application, glitches may occur. That being said, apparently mobile users who have upgraded to the Android L DeveloperPreview will not be able to obtain the app and Sony said that these users may not even have access to the PS Store.

The PlayStation mobile gaming app was initially released to improve sales of the Xperia handset.

Sony’s attempt to draw mobile gamers with its app was never as successful as the company had hoped. Although Sony had given users the opportunity to play some of their favorite classic PS1 games, their mobile game offering was not large enough nor were there enough exclusive games to really boost the apps popularity. Many of the titles available for Android could also be played on iOS.

In addition to its announcement that it will no longer be supporting the Android mobile gaming PlayStation app, Sony has also stated that no other devices will receive PlayStation Certified status. The Japanese company will be pouring its focus into creating content for its PS Vita devices and for its PlayStation TV Vita, and is encouraging any developers developing games for the PSM platform to create content for Vita instead.