However, new PS3, Vita and PSP purchases will cease, and players will no longer be able to make in-game purchases or redeem PSN wallet funds on PS3, Vita or PSP when stores close.
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In an email sent to PlayStation customers, the company states that they are closing the respective PlayStation stores “in an effort to focus our PlayStation Store resources on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which will enable us to further enhance the customer experience We thank you for your support on these platforms over the years. “
Owned content will be available via the download list on respective devices; but given the new deadlines, if anyone wants a game for PS3, Vita or PSP that they do not currently own, players must purchase these titles before the closing dates for July and August.
News of Sony’s upcoming store closures for PS3, Vita and PSP was reported earlier this month by TheGamer, but Sony has kept a close eye on the situation. The news was met with dismay from spokesmen for the preservation of video games after knowing that many older games from PS1 and PSP era will no longer be available after a certain date.
There are many only digital PlayStation games that now effectively have an expiration date. So if anyone wants to play some PlayStation 1 Classics, it’s time to get them on some older PlayStation consoles.
Matt TM Kim is IGN’s news editor.