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PlayStation Stops Closure of PS3 and Vita Storefronts

19 Apr 2021

After sparking outcry when it was announced that the storefronts for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games would shut down in July, Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan has walked back that decision.

In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Ryan states that the choice to shut down the storefronts “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.”

“I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy, while we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR.”

While commerce functionality the PS3 and PS Vita will still function on the respective consoles, PSP games will no longer be available to purchase starting July 2, 2021.

Featured image courtesy of PlayStation.