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Sony To Remove PS3, PSP, PS Vita Games From Mobile And Web Stores

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While the next-generation games are queuing up, it seems that Sony is slowly fading out the support for its previous generations of games. A new report surfaced has suggested that Sony is all set to remove PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable along PlayStation Vita games from its mobile and web storefronts from this month.

According to the details provided by the French website Planète Vita, the website has obtained an email that Sony reportedly sent out to its partners recently. The email said that Sony will be launching an overhauled PlayStation storefront on mobile and web on the 19th of October. While the UI and features of this revamp haven’t been unveiled yet, Sony said that from October 19 and October 28 on web and mobile respectively, the following content cannot be purchased from storefronts:

  • PlayStation 3 games and add-ons
  • PlayStation Portable games and add-ons
  • PlayStation Vita games and add-ons
  • Apps
  • Themes
  • Avatars

But Sony has noted that all of this content can still be purchased and accessed directly from the PlayStation Store on supported consoles, and none of it is being removed, per se. While the plan to remove older games from select storefronts makes sense from Sony’s perspective – the company isn’t big on backward compatibility, the removal of apps, themes, avatars, and wishlists which are all actively supported on the current generations of consoles is certainly interesting. It is possible that the company is taking this decision because it has noticed low usage of these features on its mobile and web storefronts as compared to the console counterpart. That said, it is pertinent to mention here that Sony has not officially confirmed these changes, for now, however, if the reports appear to be true we can expect the official confirmation in the next few days or weeks.