Following a fair bit of backlash after announcing the closure of the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable, Sony has decided to backtrack on this decision, announcing that the Store will remain open for now, on the PS3 and Vita.
“Recently, we notified players that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer,” stated Jim Ryan, President & CEO of SIE, in a post on the PlayStation Blog. “Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here.”
Simultaneously, Jim Ryan made this announcement on his Twitter account: “Okay, okay! I hear you loud and clear. We will NOT shut down the PSN store access for PlayStation3 and PSVita this summer. You can continue to buy all of those classics. At least, while these newly increased sales numbers persist.”
Initially, the PlayStation Store on the PS3 was scheduled to close this year on July 2nd this year, and on August 27th for the PS Vita. With the backtrack, this means Trophy Hunters and Completionists still have time to purchase games and DLC to rack-up their trophy numbers.
The PlayStation Store on the PlayStation Portable is still scheduled to shut down on July 2nd.