Three weeks ago, Sony announced it would be closing the PlayStation Store on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP this summer.
Now, in a partial decision reversal, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Store will continue to operate on PS3 and PS Vita devices.
“It’s clear that we made the wrong decision here,” Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan wrote on the PlayStation Blog.
However, Ryan confirmed that PS Store functionality on PSP will end on July 2 “as planned.”
“When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on,” Ryan wrote, adding that PlayStation is always “always listening” to feedback.
“We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.”
When the PS Store closes for PSP on July 2, players will still be able to access and re-download previously purchased content. But they will no longer be able to make new digital purchases and in-game purchases.
Also, any remaining PSN wallet balance will only be applicable toward PS4 and PS5 products, although players may request a refund if they do not own a PS4 or PS5.