It seems that Sony is listening to the fans this week. After they announced that the PSP, PS Vita, and PS3 stores would be shut down.
Within the last hour only announced that they will be reversing their decision to close two out of the three stores. After the complaints pilled up on how Sony didn’t care about the fans anymore. It seems that they had a change of heart. Here is part of the press release that explains everything. The PSP store will still be shutting down on July 2nd.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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