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Sony PSN Store Will Close for PS3, Vita and PSP

If you’re behind the curve on Sony PlayStation tech and want anything off the PSN store, you need to get it soon.

Sony announced today they will be closing the PSN store this summer for use with PS3, PSP and Vita.

On July 2, 2021, Sony will close the store for PS3 and PSP. The store for Vita will retire on Aug. 27, 2021.

Sony said all remaining fund balances will remain in the users’ PSN account. If you don’t intend to update to the PS4 or 5, Sony will accept refund requests.

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In an effort to avoid any confusion, Sony released the below list on its support site to answer many common questions.

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 PS3, 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 PS3, PS Vita and PSP.
  • You will no longer be able to redeem PSN wallet fund vouchers (e.g. gift cards) on PS3, PS Vita or PSP devices once PlayStation™Store and purchase functionality for these devices close. Your PSN wallet funds will remain in your PSN account, but you will only be able to use your wallet funds to purchase PS4 and PS5 products on PlayStation™Store on the web, PlayStation®App or on PS4 and PS5 consoles.

For more information, visit Sony’s support site.

By Corey Noles

By Corey Noles

Corey Noles is the Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today. In more than two decades as a journalist, he has covered crime, MLB, business, healthcare, politics and anything else that could snag a headline.

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