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With the PS3 generation, digital store shutdowns manifest their most damaging form yet

We’ve seen digital store shutdowns before. But Sony’s announcement that it’s to close the PS3, Vita and PSP stores for good is without doubt the most devastating yet.There’s a lot of anger about this decision, and justifiably so. But this is the digital future, and the gradual march of progress. It’s scary.When Google Stadia was announced, I said that streaming could be the future of games but gave me grave worries for game preservation. But perhaps when I wrote that we were already on a slippery slope, with too many purchases shackled to online services that can be closed down…

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PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores to shutter in summer – report

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 16:30 GMT It looks like Sony is getting ready to close down the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores soon, according to a new report.According to a source familiar with Sony’s plans, the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable’s digital storefronts will be closed down in July, meaning players will be unable to purchase digital content on those platforms any longer.As per a report published by The Gamer, the PSP and PS3 stores will be closed on July 2, with the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27.“After those dates, you will…