Sony confirms upcoming closure of PS3, PS Vita, and PSP PlayStation Stores

By Heidi Nicholas,
Sony has now confirmed the upcoming closure of the PlayStation Store for PS3, PS Vita and PSP, and provided more info on how the closure will affect players.

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The PlayStation Store will be closed on PS3 consoles on July 2nd and on PS Vita on August 27th, while the PSP purchase functionality will also be "retired" on July 2nd. Over on the PlayStation site, Sony confirms that you'll still be able to access or re-download any games or videos you have already bought, as well as to redeem PlayStation Plus vouchers as long as you remain a PS Plus member. However, the store closure means you can't buy or make in-game purchases with PS3, PS Vita, or PSP games. If you only play on those devices and don't have any plans to move across to a PS4 or PS5, you can ask for a refund of anything left over of your PSN wallet funds.

Sony also reiterates that the closure of the PlayStation Store on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP won't affect your PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscriptions.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!