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Thread: PSN Stores: PSP/PS3 closing July 2, 2021 / Vita closing August 27, 2021

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    PSN Stores: PSP/PS3 closing July 2, 2021 / Vita closing August 27, 2021

    We are closing PlayStation™Store on PlayStation®3 on July 2nd, 2021 and on PlayStation®Vita devices on August 27th 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) will also retire on July 2nd, 2021. After thoughtful consideration, we decided to make these changes in an effort to focus our resources for PlayStation Store on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5, which will enable us to enhance the customer experience even further. We thank you for your support on these platforms throughout the years.

    What does this mean for you?
    You will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PS Vita and PSP digital content, including games and video content.

    You will also no longer be able to make in-game purchases through games on PS3, PS Vita and PSP.

    While the PSP storefront was previously closed in 2016, the remaining PSP purchase functionality (e.g. in-game purchases) will now be fully retired.

    What about content you already own?
    • You will still be able to download your owned PS3, PS Vita, and PSP content, including games and video content.
    • You can download your owned content onto your PS3, PS Vita, or PSP by accessing the Download List on the respective device.
    • If you have purchased a PS3/PS Vita cross-buy bundle and have only downloaded either the PS3 or PS Vita version, you will need to download the other version prior to the closure of PlayStation™Store on the relevant device.
    • Video content that you own can be streamed on PS3, PS4 or PS5 through the My Videos app, or on mobile devices through the PlayStation™Video app.
    • You will still be able to re-download and play game titles you have claimed through PlayStation®Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.

    What about vouchers, wallet funds, and cross-buy content?
    • You will still be able to redeem game and PlayStation®Plus vouchers on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP devices once PlayStation™Store and purchase functionality for these devices close.
    • You will no longer be able to redeem PSN wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP devices once PlayStation™Store and purchase functionality for these devices close.
    • Your PSN wallet funds will remain in your PSN account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PS4 and PS5 products on PlayStation™Store on the web, PlayStation®App, or on PS4 and PS5 consoles.
    • You will still be able to purchase cross-buy content through PlayStation™Store on the web, PlayStation®App, or on PS4 and PS5 consoles and access both the PS4 version and the PS3/PS Vita/PSP versions.

    Link: https://www.playstation.com/support/important-notice/


    Thoughts?

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    Thank goodness for custom firmware at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post

    Thoughts?
    Buy armfuls of games you need now, the values are going to explode (if they haven't already started).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnar14 View Post
    Buy armfuls of games you need now, the values are going to explode (if they haven't already started).
    Like what? You mean physical game values? I need a list.

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    If only they'd open the store on PS5 so that it can play PS1, PS2 and PSP games, I'd forgive them for this bullcrap

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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    Like what? You mean physical game values? I need a list.
    I still need a PS3 copy of Ducktales Remastered. I'm not going to get a copy for less than $40cad at this point. Sure I already have sealed 360, Wii U, and the PS3 code in a box, but I want the regular PS3 disc version too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleev_55 View Post
    If only they'd open the store on PS5 so that it can play PS1, PS2 and PSP games, I'd forgive them for this bullcrap
    If we are lucky, that patent might be a hint they are gonna do that.
    .......
    I don't know how likely that is though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kou The Mad View Post
    If we are lucky, that patent might be a hint they are gonna do that.
    .......
    I don't know how likely that is though.
    What pisses me off is that very likely if it's based on that patent, we're gonna start all over again.
    Look at how the Wii had Chrono Trigger, but it's never come back for WiiU, 3DS, SNES Classic, or even the Switch which is the most successful one.
    We already had great games on the PSN store, they should have just opened it up on PS5 and continue to release new games for it like normal. There are lots upon lots of new users that don't have a PS3, PSP or Vita that would buy those if it had opened.

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    I'll be less angry if they do it, especially if the add more to the list (And why not, more easy money.) but they REALLY should have waited for this feature to be added before doing it at bare minimum. They REALLY shouldn't have screwed the various devs by not telling them, this one dev bought a Vita Dev Kit just last month and they in particular have been screwed by all this. This is not a good look for Sony............and a very good look for Nintendo and ESPECIALLY Xbox.
    Sanity is the Lie, There is only Madness.

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    I'm sure it's some way to milk more money from people.
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