Reversing from the recently announced decision, Sony announced that it had given up closing its PS3 and Vita stores.
After the rumors, Sony made a decision about a month ago and announced that the PS Vita stores will be closed together with the PS3. The company, which gave the date of July 2021 for this closing decision, returned from this decision after the reactions and the change in strategy. Playstation Blog through the page With the official statement, it was announced that PS3 and Vita stores will not be closed.
PS3 and Vita stores will not be closed
In the statement made, Sony emphasized that this decision was wrong and shared details about the new decision with its users. In a statement made by Sony Interactive Entertainment SEO, Jim Ryan, it was stated that PS3 and PS Vita stores will not be closed and the store systems of both devices will remain operational. There was no similar decision for the PSP. As planned before, the PSP store will cease to operate as of July 2, 2021.
The following statements were also included in the statement. “When we initially came to the decision to end purchase support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was a result of a number of factors, including commercial support difficulties for older devices and our ability to focus more of our resources on newer devices. We see you are incredibly passionate about continuing, so I must say we are glad we found a solution to continue the operations.
We’re delighted to be able to keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy as we continue to create state-of-the-art new game worlds for PS4, PS5 and next-gen VR. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us – we always listen and appreciate the support of our PlayStation community. “