After a long run on the PSP, Sony has decided to shut down the PlayStation Store on PSP.
It’s the end of an era for many PSP owners as the PlayStation Store on PSP will be disontinued on March 31st.
Sony had this to say about the discontinuation:
“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.”
It’s an unfortunate thing when a service gets discontinued in gaming, but it’s something that’s to be expected. PSP owners can still use the PS3 to transfer content so at least there is a bit of a way around this.