Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that the PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores have been withdrawn and both will remain open in the future. However, as originally planned, the PSP store will be taken offline on July 2, 2021.
Sony confirms PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores will remain online
Shortly after Sony announced that it would close the PlayStation Stores for PS3, PS Vita and PSP, there was a change of plan. As the company announced just right now, the stores for PS3 and PS Vita will remain open. All you have to do is say goodbye to the PSP store.
“We made the wrong decision here. So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices,” said Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a statement on the PlayStation Blog. “When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on.”
“We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations,” the head said.
Ryan is happy that Sony can keep this piece of history alive for gamers as the company continues “to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR.”
Sony announced on March 30, 2021, that it would close the PlayStation Stores for PS3 and PSP on July 2, 2021, and the PS Vita store on August 27, 2021.