Reports suggest PS3, Vita, and PSP games will no longer be purchasable from PlayStation web store

There are reports suggesting that Sony will no longer allow people to purchase PS3, PSP, or PS Vita games from the PlayStore Store through its website or the PlayStation App. Instead, the only way players will be able to purchase any games for these systems will be through the PlayStation Store on those devices directly. For example, digital PS3 games will only be purchasable through the PlayStation Store app on the a PS3 system. This moves does not just affect games though with apps, avatars, and themes all apparently being removed as well. Eurogamer reported on the exact list which can be seen below.

SIE will no longer offer the ability for consumers to purchase:

  • PlayStation 3 games and add-ons
  • PSP (PlayStation Portable) games and add-ons
  • PlayStation Vita games and add-ons
  • Apps
  • Themes
  • Avatars

The report, which references an email sent to PlayStation development partners, also appears to confirm that the wishlist will be removed, and any current wishlists maintained by players will be wiped. Apparently these changes will first hit the web store on October 19th and then the mobile app on October 28th. Sony has yet to clarify why it will be removing games from previous systems from its web or mobile stores. Of course, the company will want to make way for PS5 games. This comes hot on the heels of confirmation that the PS5 camera will not be compatible with PS4 PSVR titles. Sony also stated game save transfers between the PS4 and PS5 will be dependant on developers. Sony also confirmed 10 games that will not be playable on PS5 through backwards compatibility.

Source: Eurogamer


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  1. I’m very intrigued to see how backwards compatibility is going to work.

    I was hoping I’d be able to access my prior PS3 digital purchases, but am now guessing I will be limited to just PS4 titles. Perhaps due to tighter control needed of backwards compatibility for older titles?

    Presumably meaning we’ll need to rebuy or pay to stream the PS3, PS2 and PS1 content that’s approved?

    I’m hoping that on day one I can download some PS4 titles from my library…

  2. Stupid decision, would just show they got no clue how to set up a website properly. You can easily continue offering these games without them getting in the way of anyone at all. But then, it’s not really affecting me, as I’ve not bought a digital game for any of these platforms for ages. In other markets, though, I guess it may be very different.

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