Nothing lasts forever.
In a disappointing yet somewhat expected move, Sony announced Monday that they were moving to close the digital storefronts for the Playstation 3, PSP, and PS Vita systems.
The newest of these consoles was released nearly 10 years ago, with the oldest (PSP) creeping up on 20 years, so it comes as no surprise that Sony is looking to push their customer base towards newer consoles.
However, this is problematic for those with PS Vita handhelds, as a large portion of its content is digital-only, and users will no longer be able to purchase new games. The Vita is the most recent Sony handheld with no successor device in sight.
Fortunately, all previously purchased content can still be downloaded along with DLC and movies. The store shutdowns are slightly staggered, with the PSP and PS3 stores closing on July 2nd, while the Vita storefront winds down on August 27th.