PlayStation's new mobile app drops wishlists and PS3 purchases

Yolanda Curtis
October 18, 2020

Starting on October 21, the new PlayStation Store will begin to remove PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable games and add-ons along with apps, themes, and avatars for those platforms.

Sony is about to make a frustrating change to the PlayStation Store that's going to hit desktop and mobile users the hardest.

Having leaked last week, Sony have now confirmed that a new version of the PlayStation Store is set to launch for web browser and mobile in the latter half of October. On mobile devices, the removal is happening on October 28, 2020. Thankfully, that doesn't mean Sony's removing digital games for those systems completely - you can still fire up the store on your old console and purchase from there.

Additionally, the Wishlist feature is being discontinued. Not all is lost, though: Direct device-based access to the PSN Store through a PS3, PSP, and PS Vita will allow players to buy games.

As development focus shifted to the PlayStation 4, optimising the PlayStation Store experience on previous platforms apparently became less of a priority. PS4 users can still access apps, themes, and avatars through the PSN Store on the PS4. The games that players have registered in this list will also be removed in the new period. Sony assures in its email, though, that you won't be losing access to any games and digital content you've purchased in the past.

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