A few weeks ago, Sony confirmed its intention to close the PS Store virtual stores for PS3, PSP and PS Vita this summer. A decision that surprised many gamers with consoles that could no longer access their digital storage, with the inability to download games, DLC … Despite all expectations, Sony has just returned to its decision.
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The PS Store PS3 and PS Vita will not be closed (but the PSP will)
Sony Interactive Entertainment said of CEO Jim Ryan, “We recently warned gamers that the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita will be closed this summer. However, after careful consideration, we discovered that we had made the wrong decision. Because of this, I’m excited to announce that we won’t be closing the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita in the end. However, it will disappear from the PSP on July 2, 2021 as planned. “
Indeed, after the PS Store closure announcement, many gamers have shown their dissatisfaction with Sony. Although some gamers are enjoying the PS5 today, some are still enjoying the many games on the old PS3, whose PS Store is literally full of hits. The same goes for the PS Vita with a portable console that, despite its obvious features, has not found its way to success.
“I’m also excited that we can leave this part of our history intact for gamers as we focus on new game worlds for PS4, PS5 and the next generation of virtual reality,” said Jim Ryan. On this topic, keep in mind that the next big title on the PS5 is a certain The Returnal, which will be released by the end of the month without forgetting Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, which is expected for June 11.
A disaster back pedal somewhat reminiscent of the Xbox division a few months ago. In fact, Microsoft had decided to significantly increase the price of its Xbox Live Gold subscription. Given the dissatisfaction of the players, the American giant was again forced to reverse his decision … the next day.