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Sony Reverses Decision To End PS3 and PS Vita Game Sales On The PlayStation Store

Good news for fans of the older consoles!

(Featured Image: Sony Computer Entertainment / Sucker Punch Productions)

Sony drew ire from some gamers when they announced that they would no longer be selling PS3 and PS Vita games on the PlayStation Store. Well, today Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO, Jim Ryan, took to the official PlayStation Blog to announce the reversal of that decision.

An excerpt from the announcement (you can read the full post here):

“Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned. 

When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on. We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.”

Jim Ryan via the PlayStation Blog

Sales were original planned to cease this summer for PS3 and PS Vita games on the PlayStation Store leading to numerous concerns for fans of the consoles and gaming history. In recent years gamers continually note the difficulty of accessing older games across the consoles. Sony has listened and now fans will still have easy access to some iconic games.

#GamingIsGood

(Source: PlayStation Blog)

Do you like anime? Then you will want to check out Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021, an online anime convention coming to screens August 6-7th! You can head to the official site to learn more.

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