The PlayStation Store (PS Store) is an electronic media store available to users of Sony s PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 and also PlayStation 5 video game consoles through the PlayStation Network.
The store uses a variety of downloadable web content both for acquisition and available absolutely free. Available content consists of full video games, add-on material, usable trials, motifs and also game/movie trailers.
A few months ago, Sony announced that you would soon close the online shops on the PS3 and PS Vita. Thanks to the loud criticism of the fans, however, the company steered at the last moment. Now you throw PS3 and PS vita players another floor in the spokes and strokes the most important payment options from the shop at the end of the month.
Further Sargennel for PS3 & PS Vita: Sony removes important payment methods
In the spring Sony shocked numerous fans with the message that the PlayStation Store would no longer be available on the PSP, PS3 and PS Vita. The players were besides the announcement and made their frustration in the commentary of numerous social media platforms.
And the criticism showed effect. Some time later, Sony announced that the shop continues to be opened on the PS3 and PS Vita – only on the PSP, players can not directly acquire new games directly.
However, on the Official Support page of Sony, a new entry has emerged, which returns oil into the almost extinct fire – because from the 27th of October, PS3 and PS vita players can no longer pay Palpal, credit or Use direct debit cards to make your purchases . Anyone who wants to continue shopping through the PlayStation Store of the consoles must previously charge credit via the web browser, the PS4 or the PS5. Under the line Sony throws the fans of the consoles so another stick in the spokes:
From October 27, 2021, when visiting the PlayStation Store on your PS3 console or your PS Vita system, you can not use a credit or direct debit card or payment method such as Paypal to buy digital content or to charge credit.
To buy digital content for your PS3 console or your PS vita system, you must first recharge in the PlayStation Store. You can charge credit by letting a PlayStation Store gift certificate or using a credit or direct debit card, PayPal, or other available payment method via a computer, a mobile device, a PS4 console or a PS5 console.
(Source: PlayStation Support)
PSN credit charging on the PC with PayPal, Paysafe and Co.
PSN credit (50 euros) at Amazon
Sony calls no reasons for the decision
Why has Sony decided to banish the most important means of payment from the PlayStation Store of PS3 and PS Vita, is unknown. In the blog entry there is no justification for the change . It seems, however, as if Sony wears the two consoles slowly to grave.
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After switching off the common means of payment, it is probably only a matter of time, until the shops on the two systems are still offline . We will keep you up to date.