Last month came word
that Sony was planning to shutter PlayStation Store
functionality for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP. Although the PSP store stuff will still cease as of July this year, Sony is backtracking its plans for the PS3 and PS Vita. Meaning, yeah, those storefronts will remain operational.
This news arrived earlier today as part of a PlayStation Blog post
outlining the change of plans.
"Recently, we notified players that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer," writes Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment. "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."
Citing the challenges that come from running a storefront on older devices, alongside the introduction of the new PlayStation 5, Sony has taken the feedback and concern from fans to keep the Ps3 and PS Vita stores open "for the foreseeable future".
"I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy," adds Jim Ryan. "While we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR."