Sony will keep PlayStation 3 and PS Vita stores open

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Carlos Laforet Coll

In a surprising twist, Sony reversed its decision to close the Playstation 3 and PS Vita digital stores.

In early July, you won't be able to buy games or media on the PSP, but thanks to this dramatic twist, you'll still be able to buy games for PS Vita and PS3.

“We now see that many of you are incredibly passionate about being able to continue to buy classic games on PS3 and PS Vita for the foreseeable future, so I'm glad we found a solution to continue operations,” Sony's statement reads.

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There was certainly a lot of fury surrounding the decision; this would mean that while people who bought PS3 games would be able to redownload them, no one would be able to buy new PS3 or PS Vita games.

Nor would it just be the end users who suffered. Studios selling games on these platforms would see their revenue cut, which for a small indie studio could have been a real blow.

Does this mean the Playstation 3 and PS Vita are safe forever? Not entirely, although we can't see Sony trying to do that again for at least another five years. We don't total up how much we spend on digital purchases, and honestly, we're a little scared. But this near miss should make you realize just how uncertain the digital future can be.

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