Sony has taken a major step by disabling any future game purchases from PS Store to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Although the promise has been fulfilled where the company has kept the storefronts open, yet it seems that the compromise is that it will remove most payment methods including debit or credit cards, PayPal, and more from the devices by default from 27th October.
How will PS Store work on PS3 & PS Vita?
After the changes will be made, you’ll only be able to deposit to your PS Store wallet by either gift cards or available payment methods through PC, smartphones, PS4, or PS5. Then, you can use the money credited to your account for purchasing the latest games on either your PS3 or PS Vita. So, there are a few extra steps involved here, but it’s better than the permanent closure of payment from these consoles.
Sony has affirmed that it is all due to the better security of your PS Store account. It doesn’t want to maintain the payment infrastructure of what it considers to be legacy consoles anymore, so removing this functionality gives it one less thing to worry about. The positive is that you’ll still be able to buy digital PS3 and PS Vita games in recent future.