PlayStation Retailer Shut Down Dates for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP Formally Introduced – IGN

Sony has confirmed that it will likely be shutting down the PlayStation Retailer for PlayStation 3 and PSP on July 2, 2021, and the PSN Retailer for the Vita on August 27, 2021. That is in line with an e-mail despatched out to PlayStation clients, together with IGN staffers.Based on a PlayStation Assist weblog, clients will nonetheless have the ability to re-download and play beforehand bought video games and video, and nonetheless redeem video games and PlayStation Plus vouchers.

Nonetheless, new PS3, Vita, and PSP purchases will stop, and gamers can now not make in-game purchases or redeem PSN pockets funds on PS3, Vita, or PSP as soon as the shops shut.

Confirmed PlayStation 5 Video games

In an e-mail despatched to PlayStation clients, the corporate says it is closing the respective PlayStation shops “in an effort to focus our assets for PlayStation Retailer on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which can allow us to reinforce the client expertise even additional. We thanks on your help on these platforms all through the years.”

Owned content material will likely be accessible by means of the Obtain Record on respective units; however given the brand new deadlines, if anybody needs a sport for the PS3, Vita, or PSP that they don’t at present personal then gamers might want to buy these titles earlier than the July and August shutdown dates.

Information of Sony’s impending retailer closures for PS3, Vita, and PSP had been reported earlier this month by TheGamer, however Sony has remained tight-lipped on the scenario. The information was met with dismay from online game preservation advocates after understanding many legacy video games from the PS1 and PSP period will now not be obtainable after a sure date.

There are numerous digital-only PlayStation video games that now successfully have an expiration date. So if anybody needs to play some PlayStation 1 Classics, now’s the time to get them on some legacy PlayStation consoles.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor.

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