Right now Sony’s main focus is on the PS5, and to a certain extent the PS4, but at the same time, we totally understand if there are gamers who might still be holding onto their older consoles like the PS3, PS Vita, and the PSP. Unfortunately for these gamers, you might soon lose access to the store for games.
This is according to a recent report which suggests that Sony is apparently looking to shut down the stores for the PS3, PS Vita, and the PSP in the coming months. The PSP and PS3 will see their stores shut down on the 2nd of July while the PS Vita will have its store closed on the 27th of August. After that, gamers will no longer be able to purchase games digitally.
Sony has yet to officially confirm if the reports are true, but we can’t say we’re surprised. These consoles are pretty old with the PS3 dating back to 2006, the PSP in 2005, and the PS Vita being the “newest” of the lot having launched in 2011. Gamers will still be able to play their games and purchase them, at least in physical form if they still find them, so this only affects their ability to purchase them digitally.