PS3 and PS Vita payment methods to be removed from PS Store

PS3 and PS Vita payment methods to be removed from PS Store

Beginning on October 27, customers will no longer be able to use a credit or debit card, or PayPal, to buy digital content or top up their PlayStation Store wallet directly from their PS3 or Vita.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced plans to limit the number of ways customers can pay for content on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles.

Highlights

  • From October 27, players will still be able to buy DLC from in-game stores but will need to do so using wallet funds.

  • Instead, to continue purchasing content from the respective PlayStation Stores, users will need to use a desktop computer, mobile device, PS4 or PS5.

“To buy digital content for your PS3 console or PS Vita system, you must first add sufficient funds to your wallet on PlayStation Store,” Sony explained.

PlayStation Store gift cards, product vouchers and subscription vouchers will still work on both PS3 and Vita.

“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.”

As noted by Siliconera, in Japan, purchasing age-restricted games on PS3 and Vita will no longer be possible after the update as buying products with a CERO Z rating on digital platforms requires a credit card to verify the customer’s age.

In March, Sony announced plans to close the PlayStation Store on PS3, Vita and PSP this summer.