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Sony announces PS3, PS Vita and PSP PlayStation Store closure

UPDATED: Stores will continue to operate

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UPDATE: On April 19 2021, Sony has announced that they will be keeping the digital storefronts online, after fan feedback. PlayStation Store will remain operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sony has formally announced plans to close the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 consoles on 2nd July 2021 and on PlayStation Vita devices on 27th August 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP (PlayStation Portable) will also retire on 2nd July 2021.

Players on those consoles 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, or redeem PSN wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita or PSP devices. 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 the other hand, fans will still be able to re-download and play previously purchased game titles. You can download your owned content onto your PS3, PS Vita or PSP device by accessing the Download List on the respective device. You will still be able to access previously purchased video/media content, and re-download and play claimed game titles through PlayStation Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.

Further details can be found on the PS Support website.

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) was first released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005. The successor PlayStation Vita was released in Japan on December 17, 2011, and elsewhere on February 22, 2012. The PlayStation 3 (PS3) came out on November 17, 2006 in North America, and went on to sell over 87 million units.

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