Sony is keeping stores running on PlayStation 3 and Vita consoles, but this support will soon become almost meaningless. Kotaku reports that Sony will no longer accept credit, debit and PayPal payments for games from users of older consoles starting October 27.
From now on, they will have to buy new games online or a more modern console, or rely on gift cards. The company did not explain its decision in the notice that customers received and did not comment on it in response to media inquiries. Whatever the reason, the limitation of available payment methods clearly indicates the company’s desire to “bury” old consoles and force gamers to upgrade to the current Play Station 5.
The attempt to cut PS 3 users from the PlayStation ecosystem is not surprising given the venerable age of the console, which turns 15 in November. Nevertheless, the owners of the device still have three weeks left to purchase the desired games without unnecessary difficulties.