Soon, players will no longer be able to buy games on their PS3, PSP and PS Vita as the PlayStation Store for these consoles will shut down.
Previously, the PlayStation Store webpage for the three aforementioned devices was the first to go. Now, the online store accessible via the consoles will be following suit. The PS3 and PSP will lose access to the PlayStation Store on 2nd July 2021. As for the PS Vita, the PlayStation Store for Sony’s latest portable console will end services on 27th August 2021.
Sony clarified the following on its PlayStation website.
Features you will still be able to access:
- You will still be able to re-download and play previously purchased game titles.
- You will still be able to access previously purchased video/media content.
- You will still be able to redeem game and PlayStation®Plus vouchers.
- You will still be able to re-download and play claimed game titles through PlayStation®Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.
Features you will lose access to:
- You will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PS Vita and PSP digital content, including games and video content.
- You will no longer be able to make in-game purchases through games on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP.
- You will no longer be able to redeem PSN wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita, PSP devices once PlayStation™Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. Your PSN wallet funds will remain in your PSN account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PS4 and PS5 products on PlayStation™Store on the web, PlayStation®App, or on PS4 and PS5 consoles.
To learn more about the end of the PS3, PSP and PS Vita storefront, refer to Sony’s notice.