19 Apr 2021 5:59 PM +00:00

Sony Will Keep the PS3 and PS Vita Stores Open After All

Sony will not be closing the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita digital stores after all, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan announced in a new PS Blog post.

However, the PSP store will still close July 2, 2021, as originally announced.

Ryan said the decision came about after reflecting and realizing closing these stores was the wrong choice, and it was fan backlash that made Sony realize this.

He said:

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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.

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Ryan continued:

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.

Apparently, Sony plans on keeping the stores open for the foreseeable future. Ryan closed the message by expressing happiness Sony can continue developing for new consoles and supporting old, fan-favorite ones (that aren’t the PSP) at the same time.

So it looks like the Vita won't be on its last games after all.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]