PSP's PlayStation Store Being Removed Soon, Here's When

It will be axed in North America next month, but you can still buy games through the Store's website.

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The PlayStation Store for PSP be removed on March 31 for the SCEA region, Sony has announced (via IGN). This follows the its removal in other regions, including Europe, in September 2014.

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The company explained that, after March 31, you will still be able to purchase content from the PlayStation Store website and access your previous purchases from the Download hub on your system. You will also still be able to make in-game purchases after the shutdown. But the Store itself on PSP is going away.

Sony did not provide an explanation as to why the PSP's PlayStation Store is getting axed.

The PSP itself, which launched in 2004, was discontinued in June 2014. By Sony's latest count, the device had sold more than 76 million systems worldwide.

In other news about Sony shutting stuff down, the company also has confirmed that PlayStation TV shipments ended at the end of 2015 in SCEA and SCEE regions.

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