PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 stores are closing
As expected, Sony has officially confirmed that the owners of the PSP and PS Vita handheld consoles, as well as the PS3 home console, will not be able to purchase new games and media content through the PlayStation Store from late 2021. On the support page seen by Kotaku News Agency, Sony has officially announced that the PlayStation Stores on PS3 and PSP will be unavailable from July 2, while the failed Vita console is about two months old. It will lose access to this store after August 27.
Although the consoles will not be able to purchase games and content from the PlayStation Store after the announcement dates, Sony says users will still be able to download and play games that have already been purchased. Video content will also be able to be re-downloaded and played through the device download list. In addition to all this, these three consoles will still be able to use game coupons and PlayStation Plus.
PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 consoles
However, after the deadline, it will not be possible to purchase the game or new content and in-game purchases. In addition, after July 2 and August 27, respectively, it will not be possible to use PSN wallet funds on PS3, PSP, or Vita. Sony says the decision is aimed at focusing resources on the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles to provide a better experience for their customers.