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The New PlayStation Store Is Coming Shortly!

Three PlayStation platforms will disappear if you try to look for them from a browser, though.

PlayStation Network users might have received an email by Sony Interactive Entertainment that says the new PlayStation Store will be available from October 21-26 (even though the PlayStation Support site mentions October 19…) on desktop, and from October 28 on mobile, respectively. Let’s see what the email says:

„Our brand-new PlayStation Store launches on web and mobile from October 21 to 26, 2020*, and we are making some changes to the content you can access on PlayStation Store via your desktop and mobile devices. What is changing? The following changes will come into effect online from October 21 to 26, and on mobile on October 28 – you will no longer be able to buy PlayStation 3 games and add-ons, PSP (PlayStation Portable) games and add-ons, PlayStation Vita games and add-ons, apps, themes, and avatars. The Wishlist feature will be discontinued and any items currently on “Your Wishlist” will be removed.

What does this mean for you? The content listed above will no longer be available to buy on the PlayStation Store when accessed via a desktop or mobile device. However, you will still be able to buy PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita content by accessing PlayStation Store directly from your PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita. PlayStation 4 apps, themes, and avatars can also be downloaded via PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 4 console. What about the content you already own? You will still be able to access all your previously purchased PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita content as before. Your existing PlayStation 4 apps, themes, and avatars will remain on your PlayStation 4 console, […]” the email says.

However, Gematsu points out that the PlayStation Portable’s version of the PlayStation Store hasn’t been available since 2016, and Sony hasn’t responded yet. It means the PSP games, DLC, and such will possibly become completely unavailable.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft Store allows Xbox 360 games easily accessible, and the Xbox Series’ backwards compatibility is higher than on the PlayStation 5, which will launch on November 12/19 (America/Europe) for 500 or 400 USD/EUR (Standard and Digital version, respectively).

Source: Gematsu

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