Sony will reportedly close its PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores in just a few months. The news was relayed by TheGamer, whose sources claim that all three shops will be shut down sometime in July. Sony is expected to make an announcement regarding their closure at the end of this month.
“The PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores aren’t long for this world,” the publication wrote. “According to a source familiar with the situation (verified by TheGamer), the stores are due to be closed down from July. The announcement is planned for the end of this month.”
“PSP’s and PS3’s stores are to be closed on July 2, while the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27. After those dates, you will no longer be able to purchase digital copies of games or DLC for any of the Sony consoles mentioned above.”
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable owners who still wish to flesh out their libraries with a few digital titles will want to hit up their respective stores as soon as possible. The Vita and PSP shops may also be the last of their kind, as Sony doesn’t seem too keen to rekindle its handheld gaming ambitions following the relatively poor market performance of the former.