Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan has announced in a blog post that the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita will continue operations, reversing a previous decision to end PS Store services for both this summer.
“Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned,” said Ryan.
Ryan further says that the initial decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita was born out of a number of factors like commerce support challenges for older devices, as well as to allow Sony to focus more of their resources on newer devies where a majority of gamers are playing on.
“We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations,” Ryan concluded.
This is certainly good news to gamers who stll play on the PS3 and the PS Vita. However, it should be noted that ending support is normal for old generation consoles. The PS Vita is 10 years old, while the PS3 is 15 years old, which might explain why Sony never expected that there are still gamers playing on those platforms.
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