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News hardware & software 29 March 2021, 22:05

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Sony Provides PS Store Shutdown Schedule for PS3, PS Vita and PSP

Sony has confirmed plans to close the PlayStation Store on older devices. The store will be unavailable on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita in a few months.

Some time ago, rumors about the end of support for the PlayStation Store platform on older Sony consoles appeared on the web. Now the company confirmed the planned shutdown of the store on PS3 and PSP (July 2) and PS Vita (August 27). A little earlier, internet users (via ResetEra) noticed that the old version of the platform stopped working in browsers. Sony justifies this as a desire to focus on developing the new incarnation of PlayStation Store.

What exactly this means for owners of these devices is detailed on the official PlayStation website. In the case of the PSP, the store was formally closed back in 2016, but on July 2 the option to make purchases from within the games will also disappear. On the other platforms, we will no longer be able to buy either games or video content. Importantly, if we purchase a product before the PS Store closes on these three platforms, we'll still be able to download it at a later date. There will also still be an option to redeem game vouchers and use an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

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