Sony has released some important notices regarding its PlayStation products and services and noticed a PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores closure. Based on their press release, Sony is closing the stores on PlayStation 3 consoles on 2nd July 2021, PlayStation Vita on 27th of August 2021, and PSP on 2nd July 2021.
Nevertheless, users will still grant access to some of the services, such as re-download and play previously purchased titles, video/media content, or redeem vouchers and re-download and play claimed game titles as a remaining member of the PlayStation Plus service.
The official statement by Sony can be found below:
“We are closing PlayStation™Store on PlayStation®3 consoles on 2nd July 2021 and on PlayStation®Vita devices on 27th August 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) will also retire on 2nd July 2021.”
Features you will still be able to access:
- You will still be able to re-download and play previously purchased game titles.
- You will still be able to access previously purchased video/media content.
- You will still be able to redeem game and PlayStation®Plus vouchers.
- You will still be able to re-download and play claimed game titles through PlayStation®Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.
Features you will lose access to:
- You will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PS Vita, and PSP digital content, including games and video content.
- You will no longer be able to make in-game purchases through games on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP.
- You will no longer be able to redeem PSN wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita or PSP devices once PlayStation™Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. Your PSN wallet funds will remain in your PSN account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PS4 and PS5 products on PlayStation™Store on the web, PlayStation®App or on PS4 and PS5 consoles.