PlayStation Store: The old site is still available with all PSP, PS Vita and PS3 games

PlayStation Store: The old site is still available with all PSP, PS Vita and PS3 games

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Whenever a big news arrives on a site or a service, inevitably there is always someone who prefers the old version to the new one. Especially when the update doesn't include all the features of the old version. That's why many weren't too happy with the PlayStation Store update and looked for a way to see if the old layout was still available. A user finally succeeded and obtained access - in an absolutely legal way - to the old PlayStation Store site. And in this way he was once again able to have access to all PSP, PS Vita and PS3 games, as well as news for PlayStation 4 and PS5.

To do so, he used a Mozilla Firefox plug-in called 'Valkyrie PS Store '. Thanks to this add-on he was able to access a fully functional version of the old PlayStation Store home page. From it you can buy PSP, PS Vita and PS3 games directly from Sony. That is the ones that should have disappeared shortly from the network and that Sony has decided to preserve for a long time.

Apparently this is possible because Sony has not completely deleted the old site, but only "hidden away". Using the Wayback Machine and services, user Chris Glass was able to retrieve the sites and run them on both Firefox and Google Chrome. In the following Twitter thread he explains how:

Will you take advantage of this possibility?

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PlayStation Store's Old Web Version Revived With Browser Plugin

Last month, it appeared that Sony had finally killed off the web version for the old-style PlayStation Store, which included games for legacy systems like the PS Vita and PS3. However, a browser plugin now allows you to access the store once again. Paired with Sony's reversal on ending digital game sales for these systems, it's very good news for PlayStation fans.

The plugin, available through Firefox, provides renewed access to the web version of the 'Valkyrie' PlayStation Store, which is what was used until around the time the PS5 released. In addition to being arguably easier to navigate, it's the only way you can buy and download Vita or PS3 games without using the systems' own software. Try to search for a Vita exclusive on the current PlayStation Store and you'll get a whole lot of nothing. The older version also provides a very easy-to-use download list for quickly choosing what to install.

Because Sony was planning to shutter the Vita and PS3 stores completely within the next few months, this plugin would seemingly serve little purpose. However, the company reversed that decision just days ago and now doesn't have a timeline for when they'll close. Though the PSP store will still be closing in July, it doesn't have the same huge digital-only game selection as the other systems.

When the original closing dates were announced, some developers were caught off guard and weren't sure they would be able to release their games in time. At the very least, they can now breathe a slight sigh of relief and have another option for players to easily buy them.

Despite the stores no longer closing, we made a list of games you should definitely try out from the PlayStation Store of yesteryear. They include a few games never released on newer systems, such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

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