The old browser PlayStation Store is now effectively shut down, along with a trove of PlayStation 3, Portable, and Vita games.
In October 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PlayStation Store on browser and mobile would no longer sell PlayStation 3, Portable, or Vita games; after the new browser store launched.
That rumor may be coming true, as Eurogamer reports (via ResetEra) that the old PlayStation browser store started to redirect to the new one on March 27th. Some had been able to still buy PlayStation 3, Portable, and Vita games after the late October 2020 cut-off via region-specific URLs. Now, that haven has seemingly been lost.
Along with old wishlists now being inaccessible, this means the only way to buy digital games and DLC for the aforementioned platforms are via their respective console stores. Rumors insist those stores will close in the near future. TheGamer reports from their source this could be July 2nd for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, while PlayStation Vita would close August 27th.
This is not the only recent story where PlayStation users may feel time is against them. Yet more allegations claim the PlayStation 4 will be unable to play games, should its internal clock battery die after the console’s servers are taken offline.
Image: PlayStation Store (formerly)