However, it seems that Sony’s decision, while it made sense, was not particularly well-received in the community, leading to an outcry of support for the PS3 and PS Vita. So much so that the company has since been convinced to keep both the stores open, although it seems that this won’t apply to the PSP whose store will shut down on the 2nd of July, 2021 as previously planned.
According to Sony, “When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on. We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.”
We’re not sure how long these stores will remain open, but as Sony states, it will be for the foreseeable future, so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.