PS3, PSP, and Vita users will no longer have access to PS Store this summer

March 31, 2021

But all your purchases will still be accessible.

It’s crazy to think that the PS3 was launched almost 15 years ago, and while there are still a lot of players on the console, the time has come for the console to be phased out. Just yesterday, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will close on August 27, 2021, while the PlayStation Portable store access will end on July 2, 2021.

The good news is that your digital purchases from each console will still be downloadable and of course still playable. Even PlayStation Plus voucher codes Sony confirmed will still be redeemable as well as multi-platform cross-buy purchases.

Older consoles will still work of course, and if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you will still have access to the free games released for the platform. The closure of the PlayStation Store on these consoles only means that new purchases are no longer possible.

The PlayStation 3 was released in 2006 and went out of production in 2017 while the PlayStation Vita shut down production in March 2019 and the PlayStation Portable was last manufactured in 2014. These devices have had their share of the spotlight, but as newer generation consoles arrive it’s time for them to say goodbye.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.