Not too long ago, Sony suddenly announced that it would be ending PlayStation Store services for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP. While most PlayStation users are either already playing on the PlayStation 5 or biding their time on the PlayStation 4, this decision still garnered a very strong reaction amongst the gaming populace, and it seems it’s inspired Sony to pull a very rare about-face on their decision. Today, Sony announced that it will continue PlayStation Store services for the PS3 and PS Vita.
In the blog post from Sony CEO Jim Ryan, it’s stated that the initial decision to shutter store services on the older consoles was due to issues regarding “commerce management” and a desire to put more focus on the current devices. The reason for the change in plans isn’t directly stated, but it can be surmised that the notable fan backlash is a part of it.
One would hope it’s also because Sony is becoming more interested in game preservation, but that’s still unlikely since the company is still ending services for the PSP on July 2. Even so, two of the three systems are no longer on the chopping block, so that’s definitely a win for both PlayStation fans and fans of older games in general.