Hardware News PS Store Closure PS3 and PS Vita: Is Your Library Doomed? Posted on Mar 29, 2021 at 8:49 pm, updated on Mar 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm For a few days, gamers have been panicking over the idea that the PlayStation Store will close its doors for PlayStation 3, PlayStation, Vita and PSP, and for a good reason. But thanks to this article we will answer all of your questions starting with the ones we are talking about: “Will it be possible to restore my previously purchased games after the stores close?” It’s now official that the PlayStation Store will close for PlayStation 3 on July 2nd, 2021, and PlayStation Vita on August 27th. The bad news was officially announced by Sony just a few minutes ago. The goal? This means that manufacturers can fully concentrate on improving the technology of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. On July 2, 2021, we will close the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 and on August 27, 2021 on PlayStation Vita devices. In addition, the purchase features that have been retained on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) will be removed from July 2nd, 2021. After careful consideration, we chose these changes to focus our PlayStation Store efforts on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which will allow us to further improve the quality of the customer experience. We would like to thank you for your loyalty to these platforms over the years. What does that mean? That it is unfortunately no longer possible to use your money to buy new productions for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP. If you want to indulge in a game on these machines, we have only one piece of advice for you: hurry up!
What future for your library?
Despite this bad news, Sony says players will still be able to restore their games after shutting down various services. Even if it will no longer be possible to purchase new productions from July 2nd on PS3 and PSP and from August 27th on PS Vita, the games can be re-downloaded indefinitely by going to the download list on PlayStation 3, PlayStation is accessed Vita and PSP. Good news, as long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, the games that you purchased for “free” with this service are also available on the same download list. However, be careful if you have purchased a PS3 / PS Vita Cross -buy pack. including the same game on both platforms and you’ve only downloaded one of those two versions. It is highly recommended that you add this second version to your download list before stores close.
Do I need to spend the money in my digital wallet urgently?
Of course, with the closure of the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP stores, it will no longer be possible to use your wallet money on these different platforms. Note, however, that the money in your wallet is not lost as it is the same as the money on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the PlayStation app. PSN wallets remain on your PlayStation Network account, but you can only use them to purchase PS4 and PS5 products from the PlayStation Store on the web, the PlayStation App, or PS4 and PS5 consoles. By the way, we also learn that the PlayStation Vita messaging service will also be closed from June 28, 2021. Note, however, that your messages will still be available on the PlayStation app or on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. By JeromeJoffard, Jeuxvideo-Redaktion .com MPTwitter