Sony affirmed on Monday that PlayStation Store access for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will end this mid year. The PS3 and PS Vita stores close Aug. 27, 2021; the PSP’s leftover buy functions will end on July 2, 2021.
PS3, Vita, and PSP proprietors can in any case re-download and play any games they’ve bought through the PlayStation Store. Clients can in any case reclaim voucher codes for games and PlayStation Plus, as well.
Moreover, multi-platform cross-purchase buys are as yet conceivable, which means clients can in any case purchase content made accessible to both PlayStation 4 and PS3, PS Vita, as well as PSP. Players can in any case get to their content via the Download List, on their particular gadget.
Sony likewise indicated that these store closures won’t influence any client’s PlayStation Now subscription, or their access to PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita titles they claimed through their PlayStation Plus subscription. Those may in any case be re-downloaded as long as their PlayStation Plus membership stays current. PlayStation Plus’ last month of PS3 and PS Vita titles was February 2019.
In any case, all new buys are presently finished. This goes for purchasing any new game or video content, as well as in-game purchases, on PS3, PS Vita, or PSP. Accordingly, players can at this point don’t reclaim gift cards through these gadgets, either; any cash still in a client’s PSN wallet can be utilized only to purchase content for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
For the individuals who want a refund of any PSN wallet funds left over after store access closes, Sony will issue refunds, and will give more data on mentioning one later.
Sony has more data in the FAQ published Monday afternoon. A week ago, reports said the PlayStation Store’s closure for the three heritage platforms was inescapable. The PS3 left production in 2017, the Vita was closed down in March 2019, and the PlayStation Portable was stopped in 2014.