7. PS3 and PS Vita stores closing
So Sony’s announcement that it would stop selling digital games on the PS3 and PS Vita stores (and also on the PSP store) in April 2021 did not go down well with many, who still wanted to be able to buy games for their old consoles online. The controversy that followed led to Sony backing away from the decision, with the company saying had to do with security issues and running costs.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan also said he was “glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy”. This is actually a good thing taking into account the next-gen PS5 console has been almost impossible to get hold of, so gamers might still want to make the most of their old consoles for a while longer.
PlayStation store (Sony Interactive Entertainment)