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Sony has confirmed today that they will be shutting down the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PSP on July 2, 2021. They will then shut down the Store for the PlayStation Vita on August 27, 2021. This is according to an email that has been sent out to PlayStation customers all over.

A support blog on the PlayStation site says that customers will be able to re-download and play their previously purchased games and video. Furthermore, they will still be able to redeem games and PlayStation Plus vouchers.

This shutdown means that new PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP purchases will be no more. In-game purchases will no longer be able to be made. Redemption of PSN wallet funds on those platforms will no longer work once the stores close. Any remaining funds in your wallet will stay in your wallet after the stores close.

The email from Sony says that they are closing these particular stores "in an effort to focus our resources for PlayStation Store on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which will enable us to enhance the customer experience even further." It's not exactly clear what that means, however.

If you were holding off on buying any game through the PlayStation Store on any of those three platforms, the time to buy them is right now. The stores will be disappearing fast, so act now.