While the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita stores haven’t closed yet this year, that doesn’t mean Sony isn’t starting to cease operations on those platforms. The company just released another key announcement on PlayStation products and services, this time detailing how payment methods such as PayPal, credit cards and debit cards will no longer be used to purchase digital content in the PS3 and Vita from the end of October. Stores can be used.
The ability to use “a payment method like PayPal”, credit cards, and debit cards to pay for content in the PS3 and Vita stores will end on October 27th. After that, players can only have funds from. use their wallets to buy content on these two platforms. These restrictions also apply to content purchased in-game on PS3 and Vita; Players can only use their wallet balance to purchase DLC and add-ons.
Funds can be added to players’ wallets via PlayStation Store gift cards. Alternatively, PayPal, credit cards, debit cards and other payment methods can be used to deposit funds on PC, mobile phones, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 into the wallet. This credit can then be used on any platform. Game codes and subscription vouchers also work without any problems.
This latest news is the latest in a turbulent year for PS3 and Vita. Sony initially announced the closure of both stores and the PSP store for the summer. After a loud public outcry, Sony withdrew that decision and decided to keep the PS3 and Vita stores open for the foreseeable future. The PSP store wasn’t quite as lucky and closed as planned on July 2nd, although PSP games will still be available through the PS3 and Vita stores. While the Vita store remains open, Sony has also closed submissions for new games. This resulted in the last Vita games being released in the summer, while those who couldn’t meet the deadline were canceled.[Source: PlayStation]