Sometimes public outrage is so severe that the studios responsible go back on their plans. Some you may remember the outrage back when the first Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailers dropped. Ultimately the design of Sonic was changed, due to public outrage. And it seems that something similar has happened again.
Recently we heard the news that the PlayStation Store would stop functioning on both PS3 and PS Vita devices. However in a blog post yesterday, it was announced that this decision has been reversed. Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wrote that the decision had been reversed.
Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned.Jim Ryan, President & CEO Sony Interactive Entertainment
The post goes on to explain that the decision to end purchasing support for PS3 PS Vita was due to a “number of factors”. These included things such as commerce support issues, as well as the ability to focus resources on newer devices. The post ends by saying that Sony understands many gamers are still passionate about purchasing games on these platforms and thank the public for sharing feedback with Sony. How do you feel about this u-turn? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @games_bulletin!