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Sony may be scaling back its PlayStation Store on the web and smartphones: Report

As the launch date for November 12 approaches, the company is progressively sharing more and more information regarding the console. Let’s check out the new information around the PlayStation here.

Entertainment giant Sony is gearing up for the launch of its much-anticipated product, the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5). Looking at the details available online, the official launch for PS5 is just a month away. As the launch date for November 12 approaches, the company is progressively sharing more and more information regarding the console. The company recently shared a detailed tear-down video highlighting the engineering and design skills that went into crafting the console. Days after the tear-down video, the company shared additional details around backward compatibility and save states across multiple generations. At the same time, some more information has just surfaced online regarding the Sony PlayStation. Let’s check out the new information around the PlayStation here.

Sony PlayStation Store may undergo significant changes; details

According to the French website Planete Vita; it looks like Sony is working on updating its PlayStation Store (or PSN). As part of this new update, the company is planning to pull focus away from the older generation of products. These products include the Sony PS3, PS Vita, and the PSP. Sharing more information around this move, the report noted that Sony will remove some product categories from its mobile and web stores. These product categories include older consoles as per the report. However, the removal of older consoles is not the only information available in the report.

Looking at other details from the report, this new update will hit the web version of the PlayStation Store on October 19. Users can notice the change on the mobile site of the PlayStation Store from October 28. This means that users can’t buy PS3, PSP, and PS Vita-related content from the web or mobile version of the website. The change will affect content transactions around apps, themes, and avatars.

We also got to know that the company will also remove the “Wishlist” feature from both versions of the PlayStation store. It is also worth noting that PS3, PSP, and PS Vita users can still access the PlayStation Store for transactions. However, now, this is only limited to their device. This move is likely made to ensure that the PS Store experience is largely clutter-free for users with the latest hardware.