At the tip of March, Sony introduced the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP Stores would shut in the summertime, inflicting widespread outcry. Sony seems to have listened to the issues of consumers and builders and has now introduced the PS3 and Vita shops will now not shut. The PSP retailer will nonetheless shut as deliberate on July 2, nevertheless.

The closure of the three shops would have seen the disappearance of more than 2000 digital exclusive games among the many three platforms, and that didn’t rely any of the PS Vita video games on account of be launched over the approaching months. An announcement from Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan admitted the corporate had made “the wrong decision” and would now not be closing the 2 shops, so the overwhelming majority of these video games will now be saved. The full assertion reads:

Recently, we notified gamers that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita gadgets was deliberate to finish this summer season.

Upon additional reflection, nevertheless, it’s clear that we made the unsuitable determination right here. So right this moment I’m blissful to say that we’ll be conserving the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita gadgets. PSP commerce performance will retire on July 2, 2021 as deliberate.

When we initially got here to the choice to finish buying help for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of plenty of elements, together with commerce help challenges for older gadgets and the power for us to focus extra of our sources on newer gadgets the place a majority of our players are taking part in on. We see now that a lot of you’re extremely enthusiastic about with the ability to proceed buying basic video games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we had been capable of finding an answer to proceed operations.

I’m glad that we will preserve this piece of our historical past alive for players to get pleasure from, whereas we proceed to create cutting-edge new sport worlds for PS4, PS5, and the following era of VR.

Thank you for sharing your suggestions with us – we’re at all times listening and admire the help from our PlayStation neighborhood.

Following the announcement of the closure, a number of PS Vita builders determined to cancel some of their games as a result of they wouldn’t have been in a position to launch them earlier than the shops closed. Whether these video games will now see the sunshine of day once more stays to be seen. At least titles like Scourgebringer will likely be accessible on the Vita for greater than 128 days now.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]