PlayStation store closures are a missed opportunity | This Week in Business

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Sony this week confirmed that it is shutting down the digital storefronts for three of its old consoles: the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Portable, and the PlayStation Vita.

The company has already pulled the plug on the browser-based store, and the stores accessible through the consoles themselves will go dark on July 2 (for PS3 and PSP) and August 27 (Vita).

It’s a distressing move to many who value gaming history and want to ensure it remains accessible, to those who cling to notions of games as goods that can be owned rather than services that can only be

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