Earlier this year, PS Store caused an uproar Game console 3 with Vita Being taken offline eventually led Sony to choose to keep the platform’s digital storefront alive…for now.
But the good thing cannot last forever, even if the digital store is still active, Sony made some considerable changes to it later this month.
In the message UK PlayStation Support SiteSony pointed out that from October 27th, customers will no longer be able to use credit/debit cards or PayPal to purchase digital products or recharge their digital wallets for use on PS3 and Vita.
Instead, you need to use a desktop computer, mobile device, or PS4 or PS5 console to top up your wallet, and then use the same account to purchase the items you want from the PS3/Vita store.
This means that if you want to-for example-get Street Fighter 4 DLC through the in-game menu, you must already have money in your account. Starting from the above date, it is impossible to directly add new funds through PS3 or Vita.
If you also want to buy PSP games through the PS Vita store, please keep this in mind (now, this is the only way you can buy PSP games).
“[…]Obviously we made the wrong decision [when we said PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer],” Sony’s Jim Ryan said Earlier this year“So today I am happy to say that we will continue to operate the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices.”
The removal of the local payment function indicates that at some point, the store’s time is up, right? Just make sure to buy all the games you want to continue playing on the old hardware as soon as possible.