It is definitive: PlayStation Store shutting down the PS3, PS Vita and PSP platforms this summer. As indicated Sony after the rumors started piling up this March. Players from Spain and from all over the world who still use these platforms they will be able to download the games again that they have acquired from this digital store, and play the titles they have bought previously. Sony said that close the PlayStation Store digital store for PS3 and PSP on July 2, followed by the Vita store on August 27.
PlayStation Store to stop being available on PS3, PSP and PS Vita this summer
Sony has confirmed this closure in a publication made on its official blog, where it has warned of the changes that the termination of PlayStation Store will bring. After the closure of digital stores on PS3, PSP and PS Vita, users can re-download and play previously purchased titles; and they will enjoy PS Plus games as long as they remain subscribers.
In doing so, Sony has indicated that gamers will lose access to the following features:
- You will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PS Vita, and PSP digital content, including games and video content.
- You will no longer be able to make in-game purchases on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP.
- You will no longer be able to redeem vouchers or the funds in your PSN wallet (for example, gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita or PSP devices once the PlayStation Store and the purchase functionality for these devices are closed. The funds in your PSN wallet will remain in your PSN account, but you can only use the funds in your wallet to purchase PS4 and PS5 products from the PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or on the PS4 and PS5 consoles.
PS Store closes on PS3 and PSP on July 2; in Vita closes on August 27
This confirmation comes just a few days after Sony removed the old web version of the PS Store, which players used to continue purchasing PS3, Vita and PSP games. On the other hand, the company has also indicated that PlayStation Store stop offering television content and movies for purchase or rental beginning August 31, 2021. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Director of Video Business, Vanessa Lee, said in early March that the decision has been made due to the growth of streaming services on PS4 and PS5.