Over the weekend, Sony closed an old web version of the PlayStation Store without even informing its users. It seems that people will now have trouble trying to buy digital copies of PS3, PSP, and Vita games and DLCs.
Even after Sony launched a new version of the PS Store last October, people could still buy old games for PS3, PSP, and Vita, using region-specific URLs. However, users of the popular gaming forum ResetEra noticed that these links stopped working on March 28. They now redirect to a new version of the store, with PS4 and PS5 titles only.
Eurogamer also shared a screenshot of an error message that appears if you try to access the old webstore.
It happened just a week after The Gamer reported Sony’s plans to permanently close PS3, PSP, and Vita stores this summer. Sony hasn’t commented on reports or the stores’ closure yet.
For now, people still can buy digital games through consoles, but the company might disable this option in the future. In this case, the only way to purchase titles for old consoles would be through buying physical copies.