As Sony explained, the decision to close the digital stores on the PS3 and PS Vita turned out to be “wrong.” Earlier, this step of the company was massively criticized by both players and journalists.
According to Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation, they decided to close digital stores on old consoles due to many factors: the commercial difficulties of such support, the desire to focus on new devices. However, after the players expressed their desire to continue to buy games in “digital” on PS Vita and PS3, the plans were adjusted.
The platform for buying games on the PlayStation 3 was going to close on July 2, and on the PS Vita – on August 27, 2021.
On the PSP portable console, as planned, the PS Store will be shut down on July 2, 2021.