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Sony is closing its PlayStation Store for PS3 in July and Vita in August

Sony is closing its PlayStation Store for PS3 in July and Vita in August
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Sony is closing its PlayStation Store for PS3 in July and Vita in August

Sony is closing its PlayStation Store for PS3 in July and Vita in August

Sony is formally closing its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 on July 2nd, with the shop shuttering for Vita units on August twenty seventh. The shutdowns imply you’ll now not be capable to buy digital copies of video games or DLC for the PS3 and Vita. Sony is additionally eradicating the remaining buy performance for its PlayStation Transportable (PSP) on July 2nd.

Fortunately, you’ll nonetheless be capable to obtain and play beforehand bought video games, movies, and media content material. The one factor that’s altering, a minimum of for now, is that you just gained’t be capable to buy PS3, PS Vita, or PSP digital video games and movies. In-game purchases will even cease after the shops are closed.

You’ll additionally nonetheless be capable to buy cross-buy content material following the closures, permitting you to entry the PS3 and PS Vita / PSP variations of video games that include cross-buy help.

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Sony’s PS Vita.

Information of the closures initially surfaced final week from TheGamer, and many had feared the closures would forestall individuals from downloading video games to their units. That’s clearly not the case, which is excellent news when you nonetheless personal a PS3, PSP, or Vita and you need to proceed accessing your video games. The one factor that’s actually altering right here is you gained’t be capable to purchase new digital video games and content material except the video games have cross-buy help.

Sony’s PS3 initially launched in November 2006, and greater than 80 million models of the console have been offered in whole. The Vita didn’t fare as nicely, with over 10 million models offered in whole, however the PSP was a success with greater than 80 thousands and thousands offered throughout its 10-year lifetime.

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