Sony reverses course, will keep PS3 & Vita stores open

Sony reverses course, will keep PS3 & Vita stores open

Players wanna play (and spend money)

After a severe backlash online, Sony’s Playstation division has backpedaled a bit on its plans to shutter the online stores for its older products. PlayStation boss “Slim” Jim Ryan announced the news in a blog post, citing the fan desire to keep the services afloat — at least for the time being.

The PlayStation 3 and the Vita will keep their digital stores open, while the PSP is unfortunately not. For the exceedingly few folks who still play those consoles, this is great news. The Vita (and PlayStation TV, by virtue) are still great devices to own, even though there hasn’t been much new released for a while now. When it initially made the plans to close the services, Sony cited the inherent network (and probably licensing) red tape to keep them open as it transitioned fully to the more modern PSN that powers the PS4 and PS5.

So for now, you’re safe to buy and play Army of Two.

Source: Sony