PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores to remain open as Sony backtracks on closures

By Sean Carey,
Sony has reversed its controversial decision to close the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita consoles. Players will still be able to purchase games digitally for these platforms, but the PSP store closure will still go ahead.

PS3 PS Vita store to remain open

In a statement posted on PlayStation Blog, Sony boss Jim Ryan said Sony had made "the wrong decision" when it came to closing the digital storefronts for these platforms.

"When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on," Ryan said. "We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.

"I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy while we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR."

While the PS3 and PS Vita storefronts will remain open, PSP purchase functionality will still be retired on July 2nd.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.