Sony Japan canning Friend Network social app

Despite claiming over a million friendships, Japan's quirky Friend Network app is getting the boot next March, as part of Sony's cull of all extraneous frivolities like PlayStation Home and other services.

The avatar-led service fronted by Toro and friends never made it out of Japan, so no great loss to us in the west. But, those with the service's "coins" to spend have a few months to burn them on the goodies that come with it. Also, Vita owners may now be wondering what gets canned next as Sony struggles to rein in spending?