Sony Ending PlayStation Mobile Later This Year

Launched in October 2012, Sony announced today that PlayStation Mobile will be discontinued later this year.

As of July 15, 2015, the distribution of content will end, then on September 10, 2015, in-app purchases/re-downloads of purchased content will be discontinued. Additionally, September 10 sees PlayStation Mobile for Android becoming unavailable.

If you have PlayStation Mobile content that you want to play after September 10, you’ll need to connect to the internet and activate your device:

For PS Vita Users

  • You will need to complete the device activation process by performing the steps below between March 10, 2015, and September 10, 2015: Go to  [Settings] >  [PSN] > [System Activation] > [PlayStation Mobile] > [Activate] > [OK].

For PlayStation Certified Device Users

  • You will need to open up the PSM app and launch any purchased PSM content between April 10, 2015 and September 10, 2015 to complete the content authentication process.
  • As a note:  If users deactivate their devices after September 10, 2015, they will not be able to play their purchased PSM content. Device activation performed before April 10, 2015 or after September 10, 2015 will also be invalid.

Sony adds, “Please ensure that you have downloaded all of the games that you want to keep. After September 10, 2015, you will not be able to re-download your purchased content.”

As well, “Devices that are not authenticated prior to September 10, 2015 will be unable to access previously purchased PSM content after that date.”

What do you think about the ending of PlayStation Mobile? Do you think that it failed?

[Source: PlayStation Forums]