The PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita won’t close down, Sony declared on Monday, switching a decision that left numerous players considering what might befall their digital content on the legacy platforms.
“It’s clear that we made the wrong decision here,” Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president, said in a post to the PlayStation Blog. Ryan said that PlayStation Store access for the PS3 and PS Vita, launched in 2006 and 2011 respectively will proceed.
“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,” Ryan said. “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.”
Nonetheless, the storefront for the PlayStation Portable (which dates to 2004) will be shut down, on July 2, 2021, as originally planned. As of now PSP proprietors had exceptionally restricted access to the storefront (on a platform that has not been supported since 2014.)
At the point when Sony affirmed the conclusion toward the finish of March, PS3 and PS Vita proprietors were worried about their digital collections, in spite of Sony’s confirmations that all recently bought content could in any case be downloaded for those platforms. However, in the event that they hadn’t bought add-on DLC for a PS3 game, for example, they no longer could do so regardless of whether they actually had and delighted in the main game.
Players no longer might have reclaimed gift cards through those gadgets, and all cash in their PSN wallet accounts would just be accessible to purchase PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 content.