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PlayStation Mobile Officially Closes Today

The platform launched in October 2012.


Sony's PlayStation Mobile platform is soon to be no more. As announced previously, the platform, essentially a framework for PlayStation Vita and Android indie games, will close Wednesday.

A specific time for the shutdown was not announced, so if there are any games you want to pick up, you may want to do so quickly.

PlayStation Mobile will no longer distribute content after July 15, 2015, while in-app purchases and the ability to re-download previously purchased content will come to an end on September 10, 2015. The shutdown applies to both PS Vita and certified PlayStation Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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PlayStation Mobile officially launched in October 2012, meaning it lived for fewer than three years.

Any previously downloaded PlayStation Mobile content will still be available after September 10, though users will need to activate their PS Vita or Android device using the instructions printed below.

How to 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.
  • 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.
  • Devices that are not authenticated prior to September 10, 2015 will be unable to access previously purchased PSM content after that date.

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