Find out which features are no longer available on your PlayStation console.
From May 11th, 2022 content cannot be transferred from PS3 consoles to PS Vita systems. Content can still be downloaded directly to PS3 consoles or PS Vita systems or it can be transferred using a PC.
Existing PlayStation Plus subscriptions will not be affected by these changes. You can access and download all of your existing PlayStation Plus content. Additionally, you will still be able to access your already purchased content from your respective devices.
To sign in to PlayStation Network on PS3 consoles or PS Vita systems, you now need a Device Setup Password.
Starting 27th October, 2021, you can no longer use a credit or debit card, or a payment method such as PayPal, to buy digital content or add funds to your wallet when visiting PlayStation™Store on your PS3™ console or PS Vita system.
To buy digital content for your PS3 console or PS Vita system, you must first add sufficient funds to your wallet on PlayStation Store. You can add funds by redeeming a PlayStation Store gift card, using a credit or debit card, PayPal, or other available payment methods via a desktop computer, mobile device, a PS4 console or a PS5 console.
How would this affect games that have an in-game store? Can I purchase DLC in an in-game store?
You will still be able to purchase content (including DLC) via in-game stores, but you will need to use wallet funds to pay for the content on PlayStation Store. You will not be able to use a credit or debit card, or other payment methods such as PayPal to complete the purchase.
Can I still use PlayStation Store gift cards on my PS3 console or PS Vita system?
Yes, PlayStation Store gift cards can be used on both PS3 consoles and PS Vita systems. Product vouchers and subscription vouchers can also be used.
Note: The information on this page may be updated so please check back periodically for new updates.
After 31st August 2021, we will no longer sell or rent movie and TV content on PlayStation™Store. Please see the information below on how you can still access movie and TV content you have previously acquired through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback.
BRAVIA/Smart TV App:
What does this mean for you?
When the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®Portable (PSP) was previously closed in 2016, you were still able to perform searches and make in-game purchases. Starting July 6th, 2021, you’ll no longer be able to perform searches or make in-game purchases.
What about PSP content that you already own?
You’ll still be able to download your previously purchased PSP content. You can download your previously purchased PSP content onto your PSP by accessing the Download List on the device.
What about PSP content that is available for purchase on the PS3 and PS Vita stores?
You’ll still be able to purchase and play PSP content that is available on the PS3 and PS Vita stores. However, you’ll no longer be able to make purchases via the in-game store for PSP content.
As of 28th June 2021, the web feature MyPlayStation will no longer be supported. You can continue to access your Game Library, Parties, Friends, Trophies, Profile information on your PS4 and PS5 consoles, or via mobile on PS App. The Profile and Game Library information will also be available via web on the profile menu dropdown
As of June 28th 2021*, users on PlayStation Vita will no longer be able to use the messaging service. Although messaging on PS Vita is going away, your messages will still be available to you by using the messaging service on PS5 consoles, PS4 consoles, and via mobile on PlayStation App.
*Termination will start on June 28th 2021, actual date of the termination may differ by region.
As of October 19th, 2020 :
Existing PlayStation Plus subscriptions will not be affected by these changes. You will continue to be able to access and download all of your existing PlayStation Plus content.
Additionally, you will still be able to access your already purchased content from your respective devices.
As of June 30, 2020*, PlayStation 3 users will no longer be able to send or receive messages from other PlayStation platforms and services, namely PlayStation®4 (PS4), PlayStation® Messages App, My PlayStation® and PlayStation®Vita. Please note:
*Termination will start on June 30, 2020, actual date of the termination may differ by region.
Ustream features are no longer available on the PS4 system and Live from PlayStation:
Players can broadcast gameplay via YouTube, Twitch and dailymotion and enjoy viewing these broadcasts via Live from PlayStation.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.
* Timing of termination may differ depending on region.
As of April 2017 the PlayStation™Video service (formerly known as Video Unlimited) is discontinued on selected Sony Bravia TVs and video & audio products released in 2013 and earlier.
Please contact Sony if you require more details on models which will be affected.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.