PlayStation has performed a U-turn on plans to stop consumers from buying digital games from the PS3, Vita and PSP stores.
Sony previously announced plans to close the window of opportunity for gaming enthusiasts, citing cost concerns as one of the reasons – but the company has now backtracked on the idea amid pressure from consumers.
Jim Ryan, the PlayStation boss, said on the company’s blog: “We see now that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue purchasing classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I’m glad we were able to find a solution to continue operations.
“I’m glad that we can keep this piece of our history alive for gamers to enjoy, while we continue to create cutting-edge new game worlds for PS4, PS5, and the next generation of VR. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us – we’re always listening and appreciate the support from our PlayStation community.”
Sony has also revealed that it hopes to soon have more PlayStation 5 consoles available for consumers.