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PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores to shutter in summer – report

It looks like Sony is getting ready to close down the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores soon, according to a new report.

According to a source familiar with Sony's plans, the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable's digital storefronts will be closed down in July, meaning players will be unable to purchase digital content on those platforms any longer.

As per a report published by The Gamer, the PSP and PS3 stores will be closed on July 2, with the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27.

"After those dates, you will no longer be able to purchase digital copies of games or DLC for any of the Sony consoles mentioned above," says The Gamer.

Sony has not made any official announcements about this yet, but it sort-of makes sense that these stores will shortly be closed down. Sony has already launched a new PlayStation Store online that does not list games for PS3, PS Vita, or PSP; taking the consoles' own stores offline is the logical next step.

If you still own any of these platforms and want to get titles on them before the opportunity to buy games vanishes forever, you're going to want to think quickly.

We'll update you as Sony makes any announcements regarding this report.

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Dom is a veteran video games critic and consultant copywriter that has appeared in publications ranging from Daily Star to The Guardian. Passionate about games and the greater good they can achieve, you can usually find Dom listening to records, farting about in the kitchen, or playing Final Fantasy VIII (again).

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