October 17, 2021
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Sony reverses course, keeps legacy PlayStation online stores open

The store has received a stay of execution on the PS3 and Vita...PlaystationJust three weeks ago, Sony announced its plans to shut down the digital stores for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita, effective this summer. Today, Sony partially reversed course, with Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan&nbs...
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The looming software kill-switch lurking in aging PlayStation hardware

Enlarge / These consoles could eventually be large paperweights if Sony doesn't fix a problem looming in their firmware.Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games unplayable on current hardware. Right now, it's not a matter of if ...