Decided to continue providing services as 'the closure of the PS3 / Vita online store was a mistake'

Regarding the end of the new content purchase function of PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in the summer of 2021, Jim Ryan, president and CEO of SIE, said on the official PlayStation blog that 'the judgment was wrong'. Announced to continue the service.

PS3® and PS Vita PS Store Service Continuation Notice – PlayStation.Blog

Sony admits it made'wrong decision' and will keep PS3, Vita stores open --The Verge

On March 30, 2021, it was announced on the PlayStation official website that the new content purchase function for PS3 and PS Vita will end in the summer of 2021.

PlayStation official officially announces that new content purchase function for PS3, Vita, PSP will end in the summer of 2021 --GIGAZINE

However, less than a month after the announcement, on April 20, 2021, an article was posted on the PlayStation official blog admitting that this decision was wrong. The blog states, 'We have come to the conclusion that this decision was incorrect, and today we are informing you that we will continue to serve the PS Store for PS3 and PS Vita.'

In addition, on the blog, 'When we decided to end the sale of PS3 and PS Vita content, there was a problem with sales support on the old platform, and resources on the current machine that many players are enjoying. It was to focus on, but now that we know that many players are eager to continue to buy classic games on PS3 and PS Vita, we'll find a solution to keep going. I decided to do it, 'explains the reason for overturning the decision.

As for PSP, all new content purchase functions will not be available as of July 2, 2021 (Friday).

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