Following huge fan backlash, Sony has reversed its decision to close its PlayStation 3 and Vita digital stores. The closure of the PSP digital store will still go ahead as planned on July 2nd.
In a statement on the PlayStation blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment chief Jim Ryan said “it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here.”
“When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on,” the statement reads. “We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.”
“I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy, while we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR,” PlayStation boss Jin Ryan disclosed.