Sony doesn't seem to be getting ready to remove the outdated digital content purchase feature for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PSP (yet anyway). However, this is another hurdle for those who still buy through those systems.
On October 27, Sony will cancel the ability to add funds to PlayStation Store wallets via PS3 or Vita. Customers can no longer use payment methods such as credit cards or PayPal directly on those systems.
Users can still buy and download stuff in those stores, such as PS3 games, Vita games, PSP games, PlayStation digital originals, or PlayStation 2 digital games. Money must be added to legacy systems before items can be purchased through a web browser, PlayStation Mobile app, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, or gift cards. The same goes for in-game shopping. Product coupons and subscriptions continue to work this way.
In March, Sony has announced that it will be closing down its entire PS3, Vita, and PSP digital stores due to the challenges of maintaining these stores with outdated hardware. Sony pulled out of the PS3 and Vita stores after much criticism from users who still wanted to buy old games from those stores, but still closed the PSP store in July.
Customers can still purchase a PSP. Via PS3 and Vita stores, then download it to your PSP or transfer it from PS3 to PSP. Late last year, Sony stopped selling PS3, Vita, and PSP games through web browsers and mobile stores. Sony has not commented on how long these games will continue to be sold through the PS3 and Vita.
Sony is removing payment options from PS3 and Vita stores this month
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