Sony announced earlier this month that it would end sales of PS3 and PS Vita. However, the most crucial point in the statement was that these former console owners would not be able to buy games. Following the reactions to this decision, Sony backed down for PS3 and PS Vita games.
Lifted the July 2 decision for PS Vita and PS3 games
On the official PlayStation blog, Sony CEO Jim Ryan released a statement on the matter. Ryan has announced that PS3 and PS Vita games will continue to be sold in the PS Store.
The most notable statement in the statement was that sony was pleased with the reaction of PS3 and PS Vita players to the decision. The company is very pleased that players are passionate about these old consoles. It is understood that these reactions were the basis for the Japanese tech giant’s return from July 2021.
CEO Ryan also addressed why the decision was made to close ps vita and PS3 online stores. In this sense, Sony wants to focus on both its new console PS5 and PS VR content.
At this time, it was not included in the statement how long this support will last and how long older games will be sold on the PS Store. For the PSP, the July 2 date still stands. Accordingly, the console, which was released in 2004, has completed its 17-year lifespan.
Sony’s support for the PSP mobile console ended in 2014. Sony opened its PSP online store in 2004. The PS3 online store was launched in 2006 and the PSP online store in 2011. Estimates are that stores other than PSP will be available on the PS Store for a few more years.
The PlayStation 3 is one of Sony’s best-selling gaming consoles. The console, which has sales of up to 80 million, was released in 2006. The console, which was highly acclaimed even when it was first released, also replaced the PS2. PS3, which marked the period with its games, is still an important part of the console market.
PS Vita was released in 2011. Sony’s handheld console also replaced the PSP, which was released in 2004. The mobile game console, which was very popular when it first came out, has lost its former popularity with the rise of smartphones and mobile games.