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While Sony's PlayStation 3 console launched back in 2006, its digital storefront is still available after Sony backtracked on a decision to close the PS3 and Vita stores in 2021. However, in October 2021, the company introduced an additional limitation for buying digital games on both the PS3 and PlayStation Vita.

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Sony said that it made this change "to enhance online payment security for all PS3 and PS Vita owners." While aging infrastructure may be part of the reason, it's also likely that the company wants to slowly wean PS3 and Vita users off the digital storefront. Keeping a service online for a shrinking number of users is costly.

Yes; as of this writing, it's still possible to buy digital games from the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 3 or PS Vita. However, you cannot buy PS3 or Vita titles on a PS4 or PS5 console, or by using a web browser. Sony removed PS3 and Vita games from the web version of the PlayStation Store to focus the platform on current offerings.

Now, you can only buy PS3 or Vita games using the Store app on the respective console. To do so, you'll need to open the PlayStation Store on your system and browse from there. You'll also need to add credit to your account to fund the purchases, which we explain below.

You have two options for adding credit to buy digital games on the aging PS3 and PS Vita. You can either buy PlayStation Store gift cards or use a credit card. Either one lets you add credit to your wallet using a PS4, PS5, or the web. Then you can spend that credit on a PS3 or Vita.

If you have a modern PlayStation console and want to play PS3 games, there's another option. Sony revamped PlayStation Plus in June 2022 to offer three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. The Premium tier includes access to a library of PS3 games, available via streaming on your PS4 or PS5.

This replaces the former PlayStation Now service, making it the best option for playing PS3 games on another system. While you'll need a strong enough internet connection to stream games, it's a more budget-conscious option for those who want to play many titles.

While not as many people are looking to buy PS3 or Vita games as they were during that console generation, it's good to be able to step back and access older titles on these systems. Even in the 2020s, the PS3 is worth keeping in your entertainment center if you haven't caught up on all the greatest titles.

How would this affect games that have an in-game store? Can I purchase DLC in an in-game store?You will still be able to purchase content (including DLC) via in-game stores, but you will need to use wallet funds to pay for the content on PlayStation Store. You will not be able to use a credit or debit card, or other payment methods such as PayPal to complete the purchase.

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You can trade in PS Vita games online at for the best prices in the UK. Then buy new or preowned games in the most cost effective way with no monthly subscription or membership fees. You can save up your trade-in credit to buy upcoming releases (available to pre-order) or a more expensive item.

You can also sell PS Vita games to us for fast CASH payouts (payable by Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cheque). We sell and exchange a massive range of PS Vita games both new and used and you can pre-order upcoming titles without any commitment. We accept Paypal and provide free UK delivery.

You can purchase and download games, game add-ons, videos and other content from PlayStationStore. You can also rent videos and download the latest free trial versions of games and promotional videos.

The Official UK and Europe NIS Online Store has been set-up so that our dedicated fans across Europe,United Kingdom,Australia and New Zealand can directly purchase highly Limited Edition versions of our most popular games.

One of the greatest concepts to come from Sony was the introduction of Cross Buy. The innovation allowing us to buy games on one Sony platform and immediately gaining access to the same game for another platform absolutely free. For those of us with a PS Vita and either a PS3, PS4 or both this was a godsend. It allowed us to build up vast software collections quickly and easily and at a fraction of the price we would normally have been able to.

For many games, it is a free-flowing deal with games being purchased on any format immediately being available for the others. On rarer occasions you need to purchase the PS3 or PS4 version to get the Vita version freely. Over the last couple of years however, Cross Buy support had been gradually phased out for the PS3 as developers focused mainly on the PS Vita and PS4.

Sony has abandoned its plans of shuttering the PlayStation Network Store on its PS3 and PS Vita consoles. The company reversed its decision on April 19, which will allow owners of both devices to continue purchasing digital games and DLC on the platforms indefinitely. Sony will still shut down the PSP's online shop on July 2, 2021, but its change of heart to continue supporting the PS3 and PS Vita stores will ensure gamers have easy access to hundreds of the publisher's legacy games. So why did Sony change its mind months before discontinuing the PS3 and PS Vita stores?

The PSN store for the PS3 was initially scheduled to close on July 2, while support to PS Vitas was set to end on August 27, Sony announced earlier in 2021. A complete shutdown of the PS3 and PS Vita stores would also render digitally-purchased games and DLC unable to boot because of how the consoles internally verify game ownership. This domino effect led passionate gamers to vocalize their disappointment in Sony's plan, which eventually led the company to admit it had "made the wrong decision."

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan published a statement on the PlayStation Blog on April 19 explaining the reasoning behind the company's initial plan. The breakdown was brief but revealed that Sony wanted to focus its full attention on its current devices and games. At the same time, it didn't consider the negative effects that closing the PS3 and PS Vita stores would have on preserving classic titles near and dear to gamers' hearts. Here's a portion of Ryan's statement:

When we initially came to the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 and PS Vita, it was born out of a number of factors, including commerce support challenges for older devices and the ability for us to focus more of our resources on newer devices where a majority of our gamers are playing on. We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I'm glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.

Sony's original plan to shutter the PS3 and PS Vita shops was the breaking point of several controversies piled up about the publisher in recent months. This seemingly led the company to reverse course in order to save face in the midst of the next-gen console war with Microsoft's Xbox Series X/S. Many issues with PlayStation devices highlighted a fundamental flaw in console makers' all-digital game markets: Although online stores make it easier to buy and play games instantly, users forfeit a large part of their ownership of these games. The most notable was the PS3's CMOS battery-dependent license checks, which would have made even already-purchased games on the console unplayable.

The PS3, PS Vita, PS4, and PS5 rely on internal clocks to verify if users actually own the games they want to play using the PSN. These clocks are powered by small CR2032 batteries (or CMOS) attached to the consoles' motherboards to continuously power the clocks, even when the devices are powered off. If these batteries ever stop working, users are required to enter a date and time as soon as they switch on their PS devices, which the consoles will attempt to verify with a remote PSN server. That's the fatal flaw in the system.

If Sony were to cease PSN support for its devices and a users' CMOS battery was drained or defective, the hardware would be unable to confirm that users have paid for the titles installed on their PS3, PS Vita, or other systems. Full games and DLC that gamers purchased wouldn't boot, which means gamers don't actually own the digital copies of games they purchased. They effectively paid Sony to give them access to a title, which could be revoked as soon as the company decides to end PSN support for certain hardware.

This issue puts an expiration date on digitally purchased PlayStation games and stands in the way of preserving video games as an art form. If the closure had gone through, PS3 and PS Vita owners would have needed to rely on resold physical copies or emulators to play games they purchased digitally. It would have also made Sony's PS1 games significantly more difficult, as these haven't been added to the PS4 or PS5 stores. Instead of archiving beloved games, publishers seem fine with moving on and not looking back, which is completely contrary to the common console marketing slogan of letting gamers play the games they want when they want.

To make matters murkier, a report recently revealed that Sony's management is singularly focused on delivering AAA blockbusters on the PS5 based on its established franchises while minimizing risk with new IPs. Titles like PS4-exclusive Days Gone seemingly won't be turned into a standalone franchise, despite its cult following. This led the game's creative director, John Garvin, to encourage gamers to buy the PlayStation titles they love at full price if they want sequels for them. But the looming CMOS battery issue, why should gamers rush to purchase games at a premium that they might not have full ownership of a few years down the line? 041b061a72


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