It will soon no longer be possible to purchase PS3, PS Vita and PSP games via the PlayStation Store. On the support page on the Sony website you can read that the online store will disappear from PS3 and PSP consoles from July 2. On August 27th, the PlayStation Store will also no longer be accessible on PS Vita devices.
According to Sony, this is being done so that the company can focus 100% on supporting the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The closing of the PS Store on the outdated consoles means that gamers will soon no longer be able to purchase digital games on the platforms. Also, making in-game purchases (the kind that players spend real money on) will no longer be possible. Sony says that digital and physical games that players already own can still be downloaded and played again. Games claimed through the PlayStation Plus subscription will also remain available as long as a player remains a member of the service.
Users who still wish to purchase PS3 or PSP games can do so via their console itself until July 2 at the latest. This is no longer possible on the web or via mobile.