Sony introduced that it’s going to shut the PS3, Vita, and PSP on-console PlayStation Stores. This comes after it shut down entry to the methods’ video games through the online retailer. The PS3 and PSP variations will shut on July 2, 2021, whereas the Vita storefront will shut on August 27, 2021. The discover is instantly accessible on the European support site, however hasn’t proven up on the US one yet.

Sony clarified what this course of will imply. It stated that folks may undergo the Download List on all three methods to nonetheless entry video games, movies, and media they personal, and that it’s going to nonetheless be potential to play previous PlayStation Plus video games in case you subscribe to the service. Cross-buy content material will nonetheless be accessible and individuals will nonetheless be capable to entry funds in wallets through their PSN accounts and different storefronts. However, as soon as this variation occurs, individuals won’t be able to purchase video games, movies, or DLC and any in-game purchases will probably be disabled.

This comes after rumors claimed the PS3, PSP, and Vita PlayStation Stores could be closed on consoles. It additionally occurred after Sony confirmed it will shut down its PlayStation Communities function on the PS4. 

People can entry the PS3 and PSP PlayStation Stores till July 2, 2021. The Vita one will stay open till August 27, 2021.