PS3 Update 4.78 & PS Vita Update 3.57 Are Live, Only Remove Facebook Features

January 20, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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As expected, PlayStation 3 firmware update 4.78 and PlayStation Vita/PlayStation Vita firmware update 3.57 are now available to download.

Instead of adding the usual stability enhancements, the PS Vita and PS3 updates only remove Facebook features, with the singular patch note for each saying:

PS3 Update

  • Support for Facebook features on the system has been discontinued.

PS Vita/PS TV Update

  • Support for Facebook features on the systems has been discontinued.

For Vita, Sony says, “You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software,” and on PS3, they say, “Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.”

You can download the new firmware through the internet from the UK or US PlayStation sites, with the PS3 update requiring a minimum of 200MB.

If you missed it yesterday, the new PlayStation Store sales in North America include Warner Bros and 2K publisher sales.

Did you notice anything else changing after installing the new update?

[Source: PlayStation UK (1), (2)]