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PS3, PS Vita Stores won’t be closed by Sony after all

The publisher has a change of heart...

Sony has reversed its decision to close the PS3 and PS Vita Stores, it has today declared.

Originally planned for a July 2021 shutdown, both stores will now remain open indefinitely.

“Recently, we notified players that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer,” an update from Sony began. “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.

“When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our 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.”

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