Paypal and credit / debit cards stop working on PS3 and Vita stores
While the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita stores didn’t close earlier this year, that doesn’t mean Sony isn’t starting to end operations on those platforms. The company just released another important notice regarding PlayStation products and services, this time detailing how payment methods like Paypal, credit cards, and debit cards can no longer be used to purchase digital content on PS3 stores. and Vita from the end of October.
The ability to use “a payment method such as PayPal”, credit cards, and debit cards to pay for content on PS3 and Vita stores will end on October 27. After this point, players will only be able to use their wallet funds to purchase content on these two platforms. These restrictions will also apply to content purchased in-game on PS3 and Vita; players will only be able to use their wallet funds to purchase DLC and add-ons.
Funds can be added to player wallets through PlayStation Store gift cards. Alternatively, Paypal, credit cards, debit cards and other payment methods can be used to add funds to the wallet on PC, mobile, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. These funds can then be used on any what a platform. Game codes and subscription vouchers will also work smoothly.
This latest news is the last of what has been an eventful year for the PS3 and Vita. Sony initially announced the closure of both stores and the PSP store which would take place over the summer. After a public outcry, Sony reversed this decision and decided to keep the PS3 and Vita stores open for the foreseeable future. The PSP store was not so lucky, closing on July 2 as planned, although PSP games are still available for purchase through the PS3 and Vita stores. While the Vita store remains open, Sony has also closed submissions for new games. This led to the release of the last Vita games over the summer, while those that couldn’t meet the deadline were canceled.