Though the PS Vita has struggled in sales and has often been seen in the shadows compared to the rise of the PS4, the system has still held on strong thanks to its continued support through downloadable titles and its functionality with the PS4, though Sony has announced several of the PS Vita’s apps will be ceasing support this year.
On the PlayStation Support website and through the official PlayStation Twitter account, several new posts show that three of the PS Vita’s apps will end support on the console in 2015, with the YouTube, Maps, and Near apps specifically to be no longer supported by this spring.
The YouTube app on PS Vita will no longer be available by April 20th, 2015, though details show that the app can continue to be used by Vita owners with the app already installed on their devices.
Alongside the YouTube app’s discontinuation, the Maps app on Vita will also be removed from the console with a new firmware update coming in March 2015, with the Vita social app Near also to lose its functionality alongside the Maps removal.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 28, 2015