Sony has formally confirmed it is going to be backtracking its resolution to shut the PlayStation Shops related to the PS3 and PS Vita consoles. The PSP on-line storefront will nonetheless shut on 2nd July 2021, however the ensuing closure not impacts the PS3 and PS Vita. Confirmed in a PlayStation Blog publish, Jim Ryan mentioned: “Not too long ago, we notified gamers that PlayStation Retailer for PS3 and PS Vita units was deliberate to finish this summer time. Upon additional reflection, nevertheless, it’s clear that we made the improper resolution right here. So at this time I’m joyful to say that we are going to be retaining the PlayStation Retailer operational for PS3 and PS Vita units. PSP commerce performance will retire on July 2, 2021 as deliberate.”
He continues: “After we initially got here to the choice to finish buying assist for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of quite a few components, together with commerce assist challenges for older units and the power for us to focus extra of our assets on newer units the place a majority of our avid gamers are taking part in on.” Jim Ryan says that Sony recognised the fervour its followers possess for buying traditional titles on PS3 and PS Vita and is happy the corporate was capable of finding an answer and proceed to supply that content material to shoppers.
“I’m glad that we will maintain this piece of our historical past alive for avid gamers to take pleasure in, whereas we proceed to create cutting-edge new recreation worlds for PS4, PS5, and the subsequent era of VR. Thanks for sharing your suggestions with us – we’re all the time listening and recognize the assist from our PlayStation neighborhood.”