Sony has confirmed that owners of old consoles, PS3, Vita and PSP, will soon no longer be able to buy games in the digital store. On one of the company’s support pages, it is stated that the PlayStation Store for PSP and PS3 will be closed on July 2, and for Vita on August 27.
If you own one of these consoles, you still don’t have to worry too much. Basically that means yes you will not be able to buy new games, but all previously purchased material (games and videos) will still be available to download from these devices. In addition, vouchers for PlayStation Plus games will still be available.
However, we must also say yes playing on these consoles after the mentioned dates brings certain restrictions. In purchased games, in-game purchases will no longer be possible after the aforementioned dates, as well as funds that may be in PSN wallets.
The company said the decision was made because the console had been waiting a long time. By closing these digital stores, all of the company’s resources will be able to focus on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 consoles, to provide users with maximum comfort