Sony confirmed on Monday that PlayStation Store entry for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will end this summer. The PS3 and PS Vita shops shut Aug. 27, 2021; the PSP’s remaining buy capabilities will finish on July 2, 2021.
PS3, Vita, and PSP homeowners will nonetheless be capable of re-download and play any video games they’ve bought via the PlayStation Store. Users can nonetheless redeem voucher codes for video games and PlayStation Plus, too.
Additionally, multi-platform cross-buy purchases are nonetheless doable, which means customers can nonetheless purchase content material made out there to each PlayStation four and PS3, PS Vita, and/or PSP. Players can nonetheless entry their content material by means of the Download List, on their respective gadget.
Sony additionally specified that these retailer closures won’t have an effect on any consumer’s PlayStation Now subscription, or their entry to PlayStation Three or PlayStation Vita titles they claimed via their PlayStation Plus subscription. Those should still be re-downloaded so long as their PlayStation Plus membership stays present. PlayStation Plus’ final month of PS3 and PS Vita titles was February 2019.
But all new purchases at the moment are over. This goes for shopping for any new sport or video content material, in addition to in-game purchases, on PS3, PS Vita, or PSP. As a end result, gamers can now not redeem reward playing cards via these units, both; any cash nonetheless in a consumer’s PSN pockets can be utilized solely to purchase content material for PlayStation four or PlayStation 5.
For those that desire a refund of any PSN pockets funds left over after retailer entry closes, Sony will difficulty refunds, and can present extra data on requesting one later.
Sony has more information within the FAQ printed Monday afternoon. Last week, experiences stated the PlayStation Store’s shutdown for the three legacy platforms was imminent. The PS3 went out of manufacturing in 2017, the Vita was shut down in March 2019, and the PlayStation Portable was discontinued in 2014.