Sony has sent an email confirming that a new PlayStation Store will be launched on web and mobile between the October 21 and 28. Among other changes, the update will remove the ability for players to purchasePS3 games, Vita games, PSP games, as well as PS4 apps, themes and avatars on the mobile and desktop PlayStation Store.
The only difference between the official Sony email and the report below is the update dates. According to the latest information from Sony, the update will go live "from October 21 to 26 and to mobile on October 28. "
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Sony has reportedly announced to developers that a brand new PlayStation Store will launch for web browsers on October 19 and for mobile on October 28. The update would remove the option to purchase PS3, Vita and PSP games as well as PS4 apps, themes and avatars on mobile and desktop. If the report is true, PlayStation also plans to remove the func.tion Wish List, and everything you currently have in your Wish List will be deleted.
To be perfectly clear, the report from Planete Vita does not suggest any changes coming to the PlayS tation Store on console, so you can always grab games and content straight to your PS4 or PS3. The redesign only affects PlayStation Store when accessed through a desktop or mobile device.
Nevertheless, this is an important update that could signal Sony's intention to begin the transition to the PS5 in the few weeks leading up to launch. Concretely, the situation most affects people who still play a lot on PS3. While they can still purchase digital PS3 games directly through the console's PlayStation Store, browsing the desktop and mobile app is significantly less cumbersome.
If in doubt, this doesn 't affect anything you have already purchased from PlayStation Store, so fear not your PS3 games, PS4 themes and avatars are safe.
Thinking of selling your old PS3? Think again, because the PS5 is certainly not compatible with games older than PS4 .