The time is approaching to Sony’s new revamped PlayStation Store. The new store launches between October 21st and 26th on web with mobile following up on October 28th. This update will remove the ability to purchase PS3/PSP/PS Vita games from web/mobile along with PS4 themes, apps and avatars. Additionally, the wishlist feature will be removed as well. With the new update coming soon, Sony is pushing their infrastructure for the upcoming PS5. Unfortunately, this means that classic games from previous generation PlayStation consoles will no longer be available for purchase unless the player owns those respective consoles. The day will come when Sony will shut down PS3 and PS Vita storefronts like the PSP. We recommend getting fan favorite games from said platforms before the time comes.

Full Email from Sony: 

Our brand-new PlayStation Store launches on web and mobile from October 21 to 26, 2020, and we are making some changes to the content you can access on PlayStation Store via your desktop and mobile devices.

What is changing?

The following changes will come into effect online from October 21 to 26, and on mobile on October 28:

  • You will no longer be able to buy:

    • PlayStation 3 games and add-ons

    • PSP (PlayStation Portable) games and add-ons

    • PlayStation Vita games and add-ons

    • Apps

    • Themes

    • Avatars

  • The Wishlist feature will be discontinued and any items currently on “Your Wishlist” will be removed.

What does this mean for you?

The content listed above will no longer be available to buy on PlayStation Store when accessed via a desktop or mobile device. However, you will still be able to buy PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita content by accessing PlayStation Store directly from your PlayStation 3 or PS Vita. PlayStation 4 apps, themes, and avatars can also be downloaded via PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 4 console.

What about the content you already own?

You will still be able to access all your previously purchased PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita content as before. Your existing PlayStation 4 apps, themes, and avatars will remain on your PlayStation 4 console.

Where can you find out more?

If you have any questions about these changes, please visit PlayStation Support.

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