Xbox One Gets All the Fun: No NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3

If you love watching NFL Sunday Ticket on your PlayStation 3…. I have some bad news.

If you’ve come to rely on whiling away your Sundays by watching as much football as humanly possible on the NFL Sunday Ticket app on PlayStation 3 over the past two seasons, this may come as a shock: Sunday Ticket will not be available on your PS3 this season.

Without much explanation, PlayStation confirmed to IGN that the pricey app would not be available this season on Sony’s current console. As announced at the Xbox One unveiling in May, Microsoft and the NFL have a tight partnership in place that will allow people to access NFL Sunday Ticket, and Sony has apparently been left out in the cold.

NFL Sunday Ticket has been available over the PlayStation Network each of the last two seasons, but this news means PlayStation 3 owners will have to look elsewhere for their football fix this year. And don’t expect that special pre-order of the Madden NFL 25th Anniversary Edition to get you back door access to the app on your PS3 — the special offer that includes NFL Sunday Ticket with the purchase of the $100 game never specifically mentioned Sony’s console as one of the supported formats.

Is this a slap in the face by the NFL to PlayStation owners? Is it simply another example of businesses following the money? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.