Sony is rumored to have closed down download stores for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable. This will happen in July, and the announcement will be made at the end of this month. The PS3 came out in 2006.
website TheGamer claims to have heard this From a source familiar with the plans. The download store for PS3 and PSP games will close on July 2, while the download store for the PS Vita will remain open until August 27.
After the download stores are closed, it is no longer possible to purchase digital games or DLC for the related consoles. Newer Sony consoles use a different download store to distribute games, and Sony may no longer see any possibility of keeping and maintaining older download stores open.
If Sony closes download stores for affected consoles, it also won’t be possible to distribute game updates. Physical games can still be purchased and played for consoles.
PlayStation 3 was released by Sony in November 2006 and has sold 87 million copies. The console was discontinued four years ago. PlayStation Portable was released in March 2005 and has sold nearly 81 million copies. The PlayStation Vita, which debuted in December 2011, was less successful. It is estimated that about 15 million have been sold.
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