PSP Store Closing Down This Month
If you’ve been holding off on getting those last few PlayStation Portable classics direct on your console, you’re at the crunch. Sony have today announced that they’ll be shutting down their standalone store for the handheld device later this month.
You’ll still be able to pick things up via the PC, but that retro feel of actually going through the PSP store itself will be a thing of the past.
Not only that, but if you’ve already bought things in the past, you’ll still be able to access them via the download list which, all considering, is only fair.
On March 31, 2016, the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®Portable (PSP®) system in the SCEA region will be closed. PSP system users will be able to purchase PSP content from the web-based PlayStation Store at store.playstation.com, and also access past purchases from the Download list on their PSP system. Users will continue to have the ability to make in-game purchases from their PSP system.
Select PSP games are also available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®Vita system users.
Your handheld will get an OS update at the end of the month, which will remove the option to go into the store from the choices. The PSP is 12 years old.