The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita digital stores – and all their digital wares – were heading for the bin later this year, but now Sony has reversed the decision, much to the joy of PS3 and PS Vita enthusiasts worldwide. Rumour has it that there are dozens of them.
Sony caused an uproar by announcing that the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita digital stores were to shut down, leaving players unable to buy new games. Players were not happy and they let Sony know this; the media backlash has been all about how fans are being shafted by the move, and even how some developers are being given the stiff one by not being able to release their in-production games on time.
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Sony has heard the complaints loud and clear, and in a new blog post on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony chief Jim Ryan has announced that the PS3 and PS Vita stores will remain operational for the foreseeable future. However, the PSP store will be retired on July 2nd, 2021.
So for now at least, the PS3 and PS Vita stores are safe. But for how long? The PSP store is going to the graveyard, so it’s only a matter of time before the PS3 and PS Vita stores follow suit. My bet? 2023.
Source: PlayStation Blog