Effective March 31, the PlayStation Store will be shutting down on PSP.
Fix the title of your article. Also this sounds like a sad day for PSP gamers
Thank You, bad typo on my phone when submitting should have checked first. Yes, a sad day indeed. Hopefully the same isn't to come soon for Vita as well.
Sad day but insignificant as well since you can always use your ps3 or online store to browse games. As for Vita and its store it wont be going anywhere anytime soon. Sony supports their platforms for at least 10 years, something they proved time and time again. It was about time they cut the PSP cord. R.I.P.
I'm still having a ton of fun on my psp. Any game I want to download though can be played on my Vita so it will just carry over to there.
It's an inconvenient day at least. Store isn't required to get games on the PSP, but it's handy....although I don't care for it much, and just prefer to download the games to the PS3 and transfer them over. this does mean I can't flip through the games in the store on my PSP anymore, but I've found it's easier to search on the web store from my PC, or use the Vita store.
Agreed, but PSP had a very some strong long term support, 10 plus years of it. As long as you can still buy titles off of PSN and just transfer, no biggie. I rarely actually used the store for buying games on the PSP as much as I would buy on PS3 when I saw sales and just transfer later.
You can still access your content through the online store
And purchase new games through the PlayStation store website
Sad day for my PSP since 2009 I've enjoyed it, you shall be missed!
Still remember buying it in 2005 with Tony Hawk underground 2
Same here man, good days, I remember been that excited that o didn't know how to put the UMD into the PSP XD ended up taking the plastic casing off the disk and trying to put it in XD lol I was young and foolish hahahaha
Wow, that's sad.
Loved using my PSP but it is old now and Sony has the ps vita to focus on. end of an era.
PSP is a great handheld and i have many fond memories playing it back in the day. syphon filter games on psp were endless fun.
I wish we could get the whole library on the Vita.
This would be killer for the Vita. There's so many good PSP games that aren't available for download: Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Phantasy Star Portable 1 & 2 Final Fantasy 1 & 2 PoPoLoCrois Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (on PS3 now too, but still applies) Valkyria Chronicles III (JP only) To name a few. It's what made me seek out an old PSP recently as I couldn't get the full library on Vita
I would say most can be played on Vita, the few that can't, I don't think actually hurt the Vita all that much as most I assume most are buying it to play PS Vita games as suppose to PSP games.
It couldnt last forever but i enjoyed the features of the PSP. I hope this doesnt happen to the vita anytime soon.. I love that machine.
Damn, RIP. Sad to hear it. I still have my PSP from so many years ago. I put in Ridge Racer every now and then and it never gets old. One great handheld system. You did very good with it Sony and I thank you for the good times I've had.
Still Remeber how exited I was for update 2.0 and that web browser
That sucks for PSP-only owners. As far as I know though, you can still access the download list on other PlayStation consoles? Mostly just the PS3? Otherwise, how else would people get their purchased PSP games onto their already owned handhelds?
You can still get it through the other means available now. PC, PS3, PS4, and in some cases Vita if you're downloading games to that...although transfer is kind of annoying that way...and sometimes redundant. You can even still download your purchases directly to the PSP through the download list. Only thing really changes is that you can't browse the store or make purchases directly from the PSP anymore.
Still have my original 1000 but use my 3000 about once a month. Wish the Vita would have games like GTA, MGS and more. Would have bought one years ago.
So digital only future best way to go right?? s/ Granted its for a dated portable but the Vita can still support these games it would be nice to still keep them openly available. There are some timeless exclusive titles for this system, hoping they do a final fire sale at least.
"PSP system users will be able to purchase PSP content from the web-based PlayStation Store at store.playstation.com, and also access past purchases from the Download list on their PSP system."
True, but for how long? If Sony's willing to discontinue the shop within the system, what makes you think they wouldn't be willing to discontinue digital PSP games altogether. Now, you my think this is a slippery slope, but do you remember what happened to PT? Before its removal I never though that would happen in a million years, now... let's just say I have a right to be cautious. Then again, I don't think physical copies will ever go away. Ten years ago, people kept saying music CDs would die, yet I still see CDs available almost everywhere for almost every release.
P.T was a free demo, Unless its stated in the EULA they have to allow you to download the game you purchased. I mean unless Sony goes bankrupt they should store the games, same could be said about Steam.
@Heyxyz- That is more so up to the publishers. Because of the PSP's bad UMD's, digital is the best option imho regarding the platform. As having it tied to your PSN account allows you to retrieve it later on. Good luck getting those games on UMD for a low price.
I thought the PSP store shut down a few years ago.
Bet its the same for the PS3 in around 2 years.
We'll still be able to shop through the webstore. That's what I do anyway, ps3 store sucks with all those cutting back to xmb.
But if psn itself is discontinued, it also means that you can't download patches anymore I guess. That sucks.
Dude, OMG someone explain to this guy for me.
Doubtful, it could be a long number of years before that actually happens. Also "But if psn itself is discontinued, it also means that you can't download patches anymore I guess" ??? Sooooo you don't own a PS3 or PS4 huh? You can download patches right off of the PS Store online on a computer. PSN was NEVER an exclusive place to download patches......EVER, it never was bud. You could use the PS Store on your PC or the store on your system, it was never only able to from your system.
Thank you PSP for all the fond memories
Yes, this is why an all digital future is a good idea... /s
? Did you read the part where it states you could still buy games and content from the PS Store? smh. Buddy....I would actually read the article first.
this does not change anything. you can still download all your content from the store and transfer them to PSP. that said, i still use my PSP once or twice a week
All it means is you can't purchase games or browse the store directly from the PSP anymore. The rest, including your past purchases are still available. The games themselves are still available for purchase, but it requires a different device....so it's not like it's making the PSP useless for digital only users. I still use mine occasionally for the UMD games I own(or come across and buy), but I use my vita for PSP digital games, except on a few occasions when they aren't playable on Vita.
If I had to guess whether or not it was still even active I would have said "no." Props to Sony for keeping it around as long as they did.
Sad that Sony failed to support one of its platform, the Vita, time and time again. This is the final nail in the coffin for the Vita.
This isn't about Vita.
You are correct. My bad. Sad that Sony failed to support its portable platforms time and time again. This is the final nail in the coffin for the PSP. FIXED
I don't get it bud, you just don't read orrrr??? What is it with people on this site that legit have a literacy problem? We need a button that states (Didn't read the article) how on earth can you post on a news article you didn't read? Smh that is beyond sad. Mind you, you could still actually buy content from their online store and transfer it to the PSP, the fact that 10 plus years they are still supporting it is sorta a big deal. I have no clue what you mean "failed to support" as PSP released in 2004 and still has support of its content digitally. I don't even get your post as what does it even matter what you say when you haven't even read the article? You're own comment holds very little weight seeing how your posting without even reading what the topic is actually about. smh
Sony failed to support the PSP??! Dude, it is 11+ years old. How long do most companies support their machines. Umm.....
does this mean one day you wont be able to download games on ps3 anymore?
exactly, it will happen one day, just a matter of when. A bit of a scary future for digital games
i hope no one still uses a psp go
the scary part of this, is when will they shut down the ps3 psn store? It will happen eventually, if then what do you do if you want to keep all your games and don't have room to download all of them if they were digital.
I've purchased approx. 20 PS1 Classics in my day. But three games I always wanted never got released - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 3, THPS, and Road Rash.
In fairness to Sony, direct access to the Playstation Store from the device was added 4 years after the system launched. It was a nice feature but actually not a very convenient way to download and install games as you couldn't do anything while they were downloading. Downloading from PS3 and transferring was preferred.
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