Buying games for PS3 and PS Vita will continue to be possible, although more difficult: Sony will not allow paying for them by card or PayPal
The PlayStation 3 the PS Vita, despite being old consoles, have been the subject of controversy in the last year. First Sony said it was going to close the stores for both consoles, then it picked up cable and said no, that it would only close the one for PSP and today has put one more nail in the coffin of the PS3 and PS Vita
And it is that PlayStation has confirmed that as of October 27, 2021 it will not be possible to buy games using a credit or debit card or PayPal. Instead, the only way to continue buying games from the PlayStation Store will be by adding funds to the wallet from another console or by buying prepaid cards.
It is not impossible, but it is more tedious
As Sony explains on its discontinued products page, “To purchase digital content for your PS3 console or PS Vita system, you must first add sufficient funds to your wallet on PlayStation Store“Basically, it is as if the current payment gateways are no longer operational.
According to the Japanese company, funds can be added “by redeeming a PlayStation Store gift card, using a credit or debit card, PayPal or other payment methods available through a desktop computer, a mobile device, a console PS4 or a PS5 console “.
This measure applies to games and DLCs. If we want to buy content through the game stores, let’s think about coins or some kind of micro-payment, we will have to first add the funds to the portfolio. It is not that it will cease to be possible, but it certainly increases the number of steps required.
In the case of Japan, things go further, since ZERO Z games (for those over 18) require a credit card to verify the buyer’s age. By eliminating this possibility, since October 27, users in Japan they will not be able to buy games with this rating, although they will be able to download those already purchased and downloadable content from them.
Via | GameSpot