PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita Will Continue Operations

From PS Blog: "Recently, we notified players that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer.

Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned."

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Doge20d ago

When you speak out, they listen. I'm glad they're keeping the PS3/Vita stores up.

darthv7220d ago (Edited 20d ago )

We the people, have the power to change the suits decisions. Everybody deserves a high 👏 🙌

We got Sony to change their mind. Just like MS and the Live price hike.

RauLeCreuset20d ago

I think they were testing the waters with that live price hike, and the reaction was anticipated, with a plan to respond as they did. It's possible PS just didn't appreciate the amount of support out there for the PS3 and Vita stores, but there's something to be said for FOMO driving sales, and more people being invested in the stores after the threat of losing them must be nice for Sony.

VenomUK20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

It’s great that Jim Ryan himself wrote the blog post about the reversal because it is indicative of a leader who takes responsibility, as opposed to passing on the update to community staff member or leaving it unnamed.

It also means Sony is aware of the social meadow hullabaloo about it over the past couple of weeks but is not responding because it doesn’t have to react to every hack journo looking to make a name from themselves.

Milkshake21219d ago

Couldn't agree more. People MUST speak up! PERIOD.

Army_of_Darkness19d ago

Awesome news! Now we can all get back to purchasing ps4/ps5 games again 😉😏

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GottaBjimmyb20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

Yup, good on those that actually complained instead of excusing it.

That said, PSP support still going strong is damn impressive. Glad Sony listened here, sad for those who were buying PS3/PSV games for $100.

I assume this reversal relates directly to their intention to create a solution before shutting them down, curious to see what they have planned.

knightedHollow19d ago

There are those that cared and those that didnt.

Its as simple as that.

SpadeX20d ago

I'm so happy they listened. This should be an indicator that our voices as users have power in making/changing decisions. We should still keep in mind that the announcement of shutting the stores down will definitely come in the future, probably not anytime soon until they have some sort of a solution to fix this. PSP store shutting down shouldn't be an issue as Vita's store already supports many PSP games.

Rangerman120820d ago

This. Even for the fans, it isn't necessary to say yes to everything the company does. It's not a bad thing to speak out on what they did wrong. Moments like this one shows that criticism can bring something good.

Jin_Sakai20d ago

Thank you for listening Sony. Respect.

-Foxtrot19d ago


Yet there's people who get annoyed when you do speak out

See, nothing to it. You complain enough, they hopefully listen.

So it gives us hope for Days Gone II

I_am_Batman19d ago (Edited 19d ago )

Well said. Hopefully this is just the first step of Sony waking up to the importance of their legacy. It gives me hope that we'll see them do a 180 and get full backwards compatibility in the long run. I'm also really happy for the devs that still had active Vita projects.

Let this be a lesson to the blind apologists. Criticism is a valuable tool. Thanks to everyone that has spoken out about this.

Godmars29019d ago

When you've repeatedly been kicked in the balls by everyone in sight , once you're allowed to recover, you tend to listen.

Hopefully, aside from crazed sales, this gets them off their @SS about cross platform BC.

bradleejones19d ago

They could do it through PS Now software pretty easily.

blackblades19d ago (Edited 19d ago )

Eh didnt work for The Order or other games and issues.

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UltraNova20d ago

It is, because Sony is actually listening to us.

LegoIsAwesome19d ago

No they aren't, if they are, Jim Ryan would already be kicked out of Sony

Orchard20d ago

Great news! And all those people on here said we were just hating by speaking up - sometimes when we speak up, big companies listen.

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LucasRuinedChildhood20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

True. The "PlayStation sells the best so they don't need your stupid advice" brigade lost, thankfully.

This gives me a small amount of hope that PS3 backwards combability is more likely now, and has given me a bit more confidence in Jim Ryan. Fair play.

RazzerRedux20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

Props to Jim Ryan for listening to his fanbase. This was the right decision.

RaidenBlack20d ago

Jim: One good deed done, few more to go ...

Shiken20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

Yep, good on Sony. Just like when MS tried to increase Live Gold, it is good to see when companies listen.

The takeaway here is every company is capable of making a poor choice. Do not let your loyalty blind you, and speak up when they mess up (no matter what camp you belong to).

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lodossrage20d ago

I don't give Jim Ryan props because this shouldn't have been an issue in the first place.

Same way I didn't give Phil Spencer props when they reversed course on the double XBL charge.

These companies are just testing what they can/ can't get away with. Neither deserve props

JackBNimble20d ago

The right decision would be to get dev's working on a solution for ps3 BC so we can integrate our libraries into one .

enkiduxiv19d ago

The hope is that he at least changes his tone about legacy titles. I'm not going to expect a completely backwards compatible PS5, but it would be nice to know that the upper management at least understands what makes Sony great in the first place.

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H920d ago

They listen that's a good sign