One of the most successful gaming consoles of all time, is now bowing out with grace. Sony is officially closing its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 on July 2nd. The shutdowns means that you will no longer be able to purchase digital copies of games or DLC for the PS3. Sony is also removing the remaining purchase functionality for its PlayStation Portable (PSP) on July 2nd.
With the advent of their latest, hard-hitting gaming console, it makes sense that Sony would like to clear up their roster, possibly in a bid to usher out the old, and bring in the new. The PS3 was one of their most popular consoles, and was Sony’s golden boy during an era of the boom of videogames. The console was the first console ever with remote play, and could also run like a computer. In peak 2006, this was truly magnificent.
The only thing that’s changing, at least for now, is that you will not be able to purchase PS3, PS Vita, or PSP digital games and videos. In-game purchases will also stop after the stores are closed. The PS3 originally launched in November 2006, and more than 80 million units of the console were sold in total.