As expected, Sony has confirmed that the PS3, Vita and PSP owners will not be able to purchase new games and multimedia content through these consoles starting this year. In one support page spotted by Kotaku, the company announced that it will close the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP on July 2, while the Vita will lose market access on August 27.
If you own one of these consoles, Sony says you’ll still need to re-download and play any previously purchased games, as well as video content through the download list on those devices. In addition, they will continue to have the option to redeem game and PlayStation Plus vouchers.
After the deadline, however, it will no longer be possible to purchase new games or content or make in-game purchases. In addition, it will not be possible to redeem PSN Wallet funds on PS3, PSP or Vita after July 2 and August 27, respectively. The company says it made the decision “in an effort to focus our resources for the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which will allow us to further improve the customer experience.”