A couple of days ago Sony announced it will no longer sell its PlayStation TV accessory in Japan. On Monday, the company announced again that it’s going to shutter the PSP’s native store on March 31, 2016, as well.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 29, 2016
That means customers won’t be able to buy PSP content directly through their devices, however, they will still be able to buy PSP content from the company’s webstore. They will also be able to access their past buys from their on-device Download list and can still make in-diversion purchases directly.
“On March 31, 2016, the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Portable (PSP) system in the SCEA region will be closed. PSP system users will be able to purchase PSP content from the web-based PlayStation Store at store.playstation.com, and also access past purchases from the Download list on their PSP system. Users will continue to have the ability to make in-game purchases from their PSP system.
Select PSP games are also available for purchase on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Vita system users.”
Sony hasn’t yet explained why the company made the decision.
Sony launched its PSP in 2004 and stopped its production in June 2014. More than 76 million systems have been sold across the world during the time.