Sony abandons controversial decision: stores of older consoles will not be closed

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Amid protests from gamers, the company decided not to close two of the three stores as previously planned.

Not so long ago, Sony announced its decision to close PS3 and PSV stores, after which a wave of discontent from gamers arose. In response, the company made an unexpected decision to continue to support purchases for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. PlayStation Portable will shut down as previously planned.

Following the announcement of store closings, the company has been criticized for wanting to deprive gamers of the ability to continue buying games for their consoles. Sony's CEO Jim Ryan responded to the criticism, saying that it was fan criticism that influenced the company's decision. Stores will remain open, Ryan said, but PSP Commerce will close as planned in early summer.

Ryan explained that the company made a controversial decision due to the need to allocate resources to maintain stores that could go to new projects. Despite this, the director emphasized that fans still love and enjoy older versions of the PlayStation, which convinced Sony to change its earlier decision.

Thus, you cannot panic and continue to purchase games for your favorite PS3 and PS Vita platforms further.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 21 April, 2021
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