Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they will be discontinuing support of the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation Store will close on the 2nd of July 2021 on the PS3 and PSP and on the 27th of August 2021 on the Vita. Once the closure is complete users will no longer be able to purchase content, users will still however be able to download purchased content.

FAQ via PlayStation:

What features can I use after the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation3, PS Vita and PSP devices?

Features you will still be able to access:

– You will still be able to re-download and play previously purchased game titles.

– You will still be able to access previously purchased video / media content.

– You will still be able to redeem game and PlayStation Plus vouchers.

– You will still be able to re-download and play claimed game titles through PlayStation Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.

Features you will lose access to:

– You will no longer be able to purchase PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP digital content, including games and video content.

– You will no longer be able to make in-game purchases through games on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP.

– You will no longer be able to redeem PlayStation Network wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, or PSP devices once PlayStation Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. Your PlayStation Network wallet funds will remain in your PlayStation Network account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 products on PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

How do I access my owned games?

You can download your owned content onto your PlayStation 3, PS Vita, or PSP device by accessing the Download List on the respective device.

I am only active on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, or PSP devices, and do not currently own a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. What will happen to any funds left in my PlayStation Network wallet after the closure of the PlayStation Store for these devices?

Your PlayStation Network wallet funds will remain in your PlayStation Network account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 products on PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. If you are only active on a PlayStation 3, PS Vita, or PSP devices, don’t use a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console, and don’t plan on using one, you may request a refund of any funds left in your wallet. We recommend that if you plan to top up your wallet prior to the store closures, you only top up by the minimum amount required to buy the desired content. We will be updating this page with more details on how to request such a refund.

Will I still be able to purchase cross-buy content following the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP?

Yes, you will still be able to purchase cross-buy content through PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles and access both the PlayStation 4 version and the PlayStation 3 / PS Vita / PSP versions.

Will the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices have any impact on my PlayStation Plus membership or PlayStation Now subscription?

No, this will have no impact on users’ existing PlayStation Plus membership or PlayStation Now subscription.

Will the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices have any impact on titles that I’ve claimed through my PlayStation Plus membership?

No, you will still be able to re-download and play claimed game titles through PlayStation Plus as long as you remain a member of the service.

Will I still be able to redeem vouchers on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices following the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality?

You will still be able to redeem game and PlayStation Plus vouchers on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices once PlayStation Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. You will no longer be able to redeem PlayStation Network wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, or PSP devices once PlayStation Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. Your PlayStation Network wallet funds will remain in your PlayStation Network account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 products on PlayStation Store on the web, PlayStation App, or on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

Will I still be able to download owned video content following the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices?

Yes, you will still be able to download and stream owned video content following the closure of PlayStation Store and purchase functionality on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP devices. Video content that you own can be streamed on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 5 through the My Videos app, or on mobile devices through the PlayStation Video app.

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