Sony Interactive Entertainment Officially Announces Browser and Mobile PlayStation Store to No Longer Sell PS3, PSP, or PS Vita Games

PlayStaton Store Removing 3 Portable Vita Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) have announced the PlayStation Store on browser and mobile will no longer sell PlayStation 3, Portable, or Vita games.

We previously reported on the rumor that SIE would be removing PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita games from the browser and mobile PlayStation Stores, leaving them only on each system’s store. The recent reveal of the PlayStation 5 menu showed the PlayStation Store would be integrated into the console’s menu, rather than a stand-alone app.

Now, we have received a press release from SIE, confirming those games will be removed from those stores. The full press release reads as follows.

“Our brand-new PlayStation™Store launches on web and mobile from 21 – 26 October 2020, and we are making some changes to the content you can access on PS Store via your desktop and mobile devices.

What is changing?
The following changes will come into effect online from 21 – 26 October, and on mobile on 28 October:

• You will no longer be able to buy:
o PlayStation®3 games and add-ons
o PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) games and add-ons
o PlayStation®Vita games and add-ons
o Apps
o Themes
o Avatars

• The Wishlist feature will be discontinued and any items currently on “Your Wishlist” will be removed.

What does this mean for you?
The content listed above will no longer be available to buy on PS Store when accessed via a desktop or mobile device. However, you will still be able to buy PS3™, PSP or PS Vita content by accessing PS Store directly from your PS3, PSP or PS Vita. PlayStation®4 apps, themes and avatars can also be downloaded via PS Store on your PS4™ console.

What about the content you already own?
You will still be able to access all your previously purchased PS3, PSP or PS Vita content as before. Your existing PS4 apps, themes and avatars will remain on your PS4 console.”

As you can see, the formatting of this message is nigh-identical to the one seen in the rumor, most likely meaning the press release was sent out early to some, or possibly leaked ahead of time.

Image: PlayStation Store

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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