PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita will remain available for the time being. However, the company reverts to an earlier decision. The Download Store for PlayStation Portable will close in 2005 on July 2.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wrote: “Gamers recently informed us that the PlayStation Store for PS3 and Vita systems will be closed this summer. However, upon closer examination, it became clear that we made the wrong decision.” On the PlayStation Blog. “I am therefore excited to announce today that the PS Store will remain operational for these units.”
Sony announced End of March It announced that its download stores for the PS3, PS Vita, and PSP will close on July 2. This will make it impossible to purchase digital or DLC games for these consoles. According to Sony, this decision was originally due to “a number of factors.” The company cites “challenges in commercial support for legacy devices”. Sony also wants to focus more on newer consoles, such as the PlayStation 5.
Sony’s decision was initially met with widespread criticism from the players. That is why the company decided to backtrack on it. “We see now that many of you are very excited to continue purchasing the classic games on the PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we managed to find a solution to keep working,” said Ryan. “I’m glad we can keep this piece of our history alive for the players to enjoy.”