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Friday, March 30, 2012

Facebook Now Available For The PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita has only been on the market for a few days and it’s already marching towards its goal of becoming a powerful smartphone without the phone. Starting today, you can download Facebook onto your new shiny new Vita.
Appropriately, Sony has announced the news via their PlayStation Facebook wall. The app is only 12 MB in size, so it should fit nicely into that 4GB memory stick you bought because Sony charges too much for their proprietary memory format.
Facebook is the latest app that Sony has released for the Vita after the device received LiveTweet, flickr and Netflix yesterday. There will be more and more of these kind of apps on the Vita as it continues in the market.
Despite my best attempts to downplay the release of a social networking app on a gaming device, the news has many people excited on Facebook. The post already has 3,870 likes from ravenous PlayStation fans eager to get their like on via the Vita.
The comments don’t paint as happy a picture with users complaining about the app not working properly or the existence of performance issues.
Honestly, the Facebook app seems kind of worthless unless you bought the 3G enabled Vita. Once you consider the paltry data plans offered by AT&T, it makes it even worse. I love the Vita, but using it for anything besides games seems kind of a waste.
Regardless of my persona feelings, is anybody experiencing problems with the Vita’s Facebook app? Or is it working just fine? Let us know in the comments.

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