PlayStation Portable owners can continue to purchase games through the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Sony confirms this after earlier uncertainty about this.
PSP users will no longer be able to use the in-game store for PSP content, but will still be able to purchase PSP games through the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita stores. Sony has clarified this on its UK information page about discontinued PlayStation services. The change was noticed by users of the Resetera forum.
Sony announced in late March that its download stores for the PS3, PS Vita and PSP would close on July 2, 2021, after which users would no longer be able to purchase digital games or DLC. The company wanted to focus on its newer consoles and bring back support for the older generations.
After criticism of this decision, Sony backtracked, but only the stores for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita remained available, which will be closed for the PlayStation Portable. However, it was unclear how the sale of PSP games through the PlayStation Store for the PS3 and Vita. Sony introduced the PSP in 2005.