It won’t soon be possible to purchase PS3, PS Vita and PSP games through the PlayStation Store. On the Pagina support Sony’s website states that the online store will disappear for PS3 and PSP consoles starting July 2. On August 27, PlayStation Store will also no longer be available on the PS Vita.
According to Sony, this is done so that the company can focus 100% on support for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The closing of the PS Store on old consoles means gamers will soon no longer be able to purchase digital games on the platforms. Also, it won’t be possible to make in-game purchases (the kind that players spend real money on). Sony says digital and physical games players already own can still be downloaded and played again. Games claimed through a PlayStation Plus subscription will also remain available as long as the player remains a member of the service.
Users who still want to buy PS3 or PSP games can do so via their console until July 2 at the latest. This is no longer possible on the web or via mobile.