PS3 update 4.78 notes with Facebook app gone

We have confirmation that the PS3 update 4.78 is now live and most of you may be wondering why your Facebook app has gone from the PS3 after updating.

If you haven’t heard, PS3 update 4.78 officially deletes the Facebook app from the console as it looks like Facebook are now longer willing to support it – given it was the subject of complaints about being sluggish and buggy.

The PS3 update 4.78 notes over in Japan confirm this as you can see here, while we are still waiting on Sony to update the official PS3 update website here for English translation.


As far as we’re aware, removing the Facebook app from the PS3 with 4.78 is the only change with this firmware. If there are any hidden changes with PS3 firmware update 4.78 – we’ll update this with the details.

Are you disappointed that Facebook is no more on PS3, or surprised that it took this long given that it hadn’t been receiving regular support?

Some may point the finger and blame Sony for this, while others may agree that it was always Facebook’s responsibility to keep the app updated – which obviously didn’t happen.

Let us know your thoughts on this if you have just installed – the update should now be live in all regions.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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