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March 31, 2021 21:59

Closing of the PS Store PS3 and PS Vita

For a few days now, gamers have been panicking at the idea of the PlayStation Store closing its doors on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP, and with good reason. But thanks to this article, we will answer all your questions, starting with those that we see on everyone's lips: "will it be possible to recover my previously purchased games after the stores close?"

It is now official, the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 will close its doors from July 2, 2021 and that of PlayStation Vita, from August 27. The bad news was made official by Sony just a few minutes ago. The goal? Allow manufacturers to fully focus on improving the technology of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

On July 2, 2021, we are closing PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 and on August 27, 2021 on PlayStation Vita devices. In addition, the purchasing functionality that had been retained on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) will also be removed from July 2, 2021. After careful consideration, we have decided on these changes to focus our efforts, regarding the PlayStation Store, on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which will allow us to further improve the quality of the customer experience. We would like to thank you for your loyalty on these platforms during all these years.

What does this mean? That it will unfortunately no longer be possible to use your money to buy new productions on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP. If you are going to treat yourself to a game on these machines, then, we only have one advice for you: hurry!

Despite this bad news, Sony says that players will still be able to recover their games after the closure of various services. Indeed, even if it will no longer be possible to buy new productions from July 2 on PS3 and PSP and from August 27 on PS Vita, it will still be possible to redownload its games indefinitely. by accessing its Download List on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP. The good news is that as long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, games that you have picked up "for free" with this service will also be available in this same Download List.

Be careful, however, if you have purchased a PS3 / PS Vita cross-buy pack including the same game on both platforms and you have only downloaded one of these two versions, you are strongly advised to add this second version. to your Downloads List before the stores close.

Obviously, with the closing of the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PSP stores, it will no longer be possible to use your wallet funds on these different platforms. However, note that the money in your wallet will not be lost, since it is the same as that found on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation app.

The funds in your PSN wallet will remain in your PlayStation Network account, but you will only be able to use them to purchase PS4 and PS5 products from the PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or PS4 and PS5 consoles.

In addition, we also learn that the PlayStation Vita messaging service will also close its doors from June 28, 2021. However, note that your messages will still be available through the PlayStation App or through your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 .

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