When Sony announced its decision to close the PS3, PSP and PS Vita stores, the overriding response was “Why?” Surely, if people want to buy their old console, they should be allowed to?
Sony seems to have regained its senses and reversed its decision, with top brass Jim Ryan admitting that “it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here”, which was heard by the PlayStation community’s response.
For example, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the PlayStation Store will be open indefinitely. However, Sony is still planning to retire the PSP store on 2 July 2021.
On the post PlayStation Blog, Ryan writes: “When we initially came to the decision to end support for the PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of many factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and more on our own resources for us The ability to concentrate was included. On new devices where the majority of our gamers are running.
“Now we see that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue classic games on the PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad that we are able to find a solution to continue the operation.” Were able.
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The explanation from Ryan somewhat answers our initial confusion as to why Sony would close stores. He says it’s about the challenges of supporting older devices and focusing resources where most PlayStation gamers are.
Despite this, however, it is clear that Sony has realized that keeping those games available to those who a) love their heritage or b) are in a position to upgrade their collections to PS4 and PS5 Are not in
Sony’s decision gives gamers extra time to put their hands on the PS3 and PS Vita titles. However, we would recommend gamers to snap a number of those PSP titles between now and next July.