Sony’s PS3 and vita stores are still open but it’s hard to shop at them. Remember the ps3 and vita online stores, parent company Sony is making it hard for users to buy games digitally on it.
According to a support document, starting on the 27th of October, you will not be able to use a credit card, PayPal or even debit card to purchase games on the platform or even add money to your wallet.
Sony’s PS3 and Vita Stores Still Open but it’s Hard to Shop at Them
To add money to your wallet on purchasing games on the store user will have to use a PlayStation store gift card or instead load the wallet that is connected to your account on the PlayStation on your phone, the web or a PS4 or PS5.
The change is somewhat disappointing and it is coming at a time of an ongoing story of the company’s support for its older consoles. Sony has previously announced that it would be closing its PlayStation store for PS3 and vita in March. The company however reversed the decision a few weeks later after the initial announcement saying that it “made the wrong decision.”
The company also announced that it was going to drop the remaining PlayStation portable purchase function on the 6th of July. This very announcement is part of the original announcement made in march. What does this mean for users and games then? This now means that users can no longer buy new DLC for PSP games.
On the other hand, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as users can still buy new PSP games from the PS3 and via digital stores. But in a few weeks, they will have to load up their wallet in advance if they want to be able to purchase games on the platforms.
Does PS3 Have an Online Store?
Yes, PS3 have an online store. And if you have been following me up on this post, you should know this already. Sony has previously announced it was going to close it down, but it however reclined from the decision a few weeks after the decision was made. On the PS3 store, you can download the latest free trial versions of games and promotional videos. Also, you can re-download content items that you have previously downloaded.
Will PS3 Online Store Shutdown
According to Sony, the playsttion3 and vita digital storefronts will be kept open for the foreseeable future. The company had previously announced that it will be closing its stores. However, the PSP store will still be shut down on the 2nd of July, 2021 as planned originally.
Does PS3 Online Still Work?
According to Sony, “PS3 servers are staying online.” In contrast to news that has been circulating online for some time now regarding PS3 online, the servers will be staying online. The company has plans to discontinue the PSN store on its legacy platforms. With that being said, online multiplayer in PS3 games with active server support will not be affected. In 2021, it is very unlikely that Sony will shut down PS3 servers, but it however may happen down the line, very much later, who knows?
Why is Sony Closing PS3 Store?
Well, SonyInc. threatened to shut the whole thing down because the company wanted to focus more attention on selling PS4 and PS5 games. After a month of fan backlash, Sony agreed to continue operations for the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita, although the PSP’s online store was (mostly) doomed. Notwithstanding, the threat of closing PS 3 right now does not hold water!
Is the PS3 Store still Open in 2023?
Yes, the PS3 store is still open now. After the backlash in 2021 gotten by Sony due to its announcement of shutting down the PS 3, Vita and PSP digital storefronts, the platform had no other choice than to keep the sales running. The PS3 and Vita stores remain online to this day, but the PSP store was closed as planned. Older digital storefronts are starting to close.
Does PS3 have a PlayStation Store?
Yes. However, you can only access PlayStation Store for the country or region associated with your account. Some content downloaded that is purchased or freely given from PlayStation Store can only be used by activated devices, such as PS3™, PS Vita or PSP systems.
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