Sony is closing the PlayStation PS Store For PS3 & PSP on July 2, 2021, & Vita on August 27, 2021.

What does the PS Store closing mean for you? There seems to a be a little bit of confusion on this.

What you can still do after the PS Store closes:

  • Re-download purchased games.

What you cannot do after the PS Store closes:

  • Purchase games or DLC (In-Game or PS Store)

You will not be locked out of your PS purchases (games, DLC, video, or other media).

You can still re-download them! So go wipe-off and plug in those dusty PS3’s, Vita’s & PSP’s and buy any games or DLC that you might want to play that aren’t available on the PS4, PS5 or other consoles/devices.

It’s quite a shame that Sony is doing this to the PlayStation Store. I’m hoping that this is just a pre-requisite to a PS5 announcement that all games across every PlayStation will be available for purchase and download; one can hope.

Here’s a list of games that are currently cheaper to buy on the PS Store than buying used copies on eBay and (mostly) not easily available anywhere else.


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PS1 RPGs make up a majority of this list. These games have been going up in price over the years and we may see another huge jump after the PS Store for PS3 closes.


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PS2 Slim

PS2 games on the PS3 PS Store.


PS3 Games are typically easy to find. I have a list of some expensive Disc games that are cheaper on PS and some Digital Only games.

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PS3 Super Slim.


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Remember the PSP-Go? Well, make sure you buy games before the PS store closes because you won’t be able to add new games to this disc-less system after July.

There are my lists. Are there any other games that will be expensive or hard to find after the PlayStation Store closes for PS3, PSP, & Vita? Let me know in the comments.

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*Update 4/19/21

PS Store for PS3 & PS Vita will be staying open! Read about the update HERE. I will update this post for PSP games, as it is still closing down.