Owners of a Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita do not have to worry: they can continue to buy digital games for both platforms. Earlier it came in the news that the company intended those stores to close.
Sony won’t close PlayStation Store anyway
Sony Interactive Entertainment director and CEO Jim Ryan says the following about this.
Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that 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. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned.
So the company admits to having made a wrong decision. However, all commercial activities related to the PSP will be discontinued from 2 July.
Earlier, the Japanese games farmer decided to close the PlayStation Store. That decision was made on the basis of several factors. For example, there are many obstacles to keeping a digital store open for older devices. There is undoubtedly some truth in this, but Sony could not count on understanding from the gaming community. That community has been very critical about this, and with good reason. The preservation of video games has been a current theme for years, because many games today are no longer for sale, found or played. And that is a shame.
It is not clear when the company will close the store now. But for now, the digital doors of the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita will remain as usual opened.