Sony is closing the PlayStation PSN Store For PS3 & PSP on July 2, 2021, & Vita on August 27, 2021.
What does the PSN Store closing mean for you? There seems to a be a little bit of confusion on this.
What you can still do after the PSN Store closes:
- Re-download purchased games.
What you cannot do after the PSN Store closes:
- Purchase games or DLC (In-Game or PSN Store)
You will not be locked out of your PSN 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 PSN Store than buying used copies on eBay and (mostly) not easily available anywhere else.
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 PSN Store for PS3 closes.
- Alundra 2
- Arc the Lad Collection (Sold separately on PSN Store)
- Breath of Fire IV
- Dino Crisis
- Dino Crisis 2
- Final Fantasy Origins
- Front Mission 3
- Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
- The Legend of Dragoon
- Mega Man Legends
- Mega Man Legends 2
- The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
- Parasite Eve
- Parasite Eve II
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
- Saiyuki: Journey West
- Suikoden II
- Threads of Fate
- Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return
- Vagrant Story
- Vanguard Bandits
- Wild Arms
- Wild Arms 2
PS2 games on the PS3 PSN Store.
- Grandia III
- Growlanser: Heritage of War
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
- Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
- Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
- Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
- Suikoden III
- Suikoden IV
- Suikoden V
Here’s a digital-only game I would make sure to own, because it’s fantastic.
Remember the PSP-Go? Well, make sure you buy games before the PSN store closes because you won’t be able to add new games to this disc-less system after July.
- Breath of Fire III
- Cladun: This is an RPG! (Digital only)
- Class of Heroes
- Class of Heroes 2
- Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
- Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time
- Hexyz Force
- Jeanne d’Arc
- Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
- Ragnarok Tactics
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 – Innocent Sin
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
- The 3rd Birthday
- Valkyria Chronicles II
- White Knight Chronicles: Origins
- Wild Arms XF
- Z.H.P. – Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
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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