Sony will shut down online stores for legacy PlayStation games this summer: Author – Kyle Orland

Ars Technica

This is probably our last chance to ever reuse this image.

This is probably our last chance to ever reuse this image.

If you’ve been waiting to purchase and download a game on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, or PlayStation Portable, you’d better do so soon. Sony has announced that new PlayStation Store game purchases on those consoles will be discontinued on the following dates:

  • PlayStation 3: July 2, 2021
  • PlayStation Portable: July 2, 2021
  • PlayStation Vita: August 27, 2021

After these dates, users of these older systems will still be able to re-download and play previous purchases, including videos and media. Continuing PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to download previously claimed games from that service.

But users won’t be able to make new game purchases, including purchases of in-game content or DLC on these systems after those dates. Existing funds in a PSN wallet on these consoles will still be redeemable on a PS4 or PS5, or they can be refunded at the user’s request.

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