Sony has introduced that the PS3 and PS Vita stores will stay open, regardless of their earlier intention to close them down.
Less than a month in the past, Sony introduced the closure of their PS3 and PS Vita stores in July and August. This step was being taken to shift focus to the PlayStation 5 and sustaining next-gen assist.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 19, 2021
Fans of PlayStation reacted to the information vocally, with many saying they might return to the misplaced PS3 video games by way of emulation. Some rushed to purchase their favorite video games from the shop, each reactions seemingly contributing to this choice.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony, wrote in a blog post on the PlayStation web site that “it’s clear we made the wrong decision here”, and that the PS3 and Vita stores will stay open.
“When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita,” defined Ryan, “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.”
“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.”
“I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy, while we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR,” stated Ryan.
The PSP handheld console can have its retailer closed as deliberate on July 2.