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Virtual Legality Episode 449

Sony: "We Made the Wrong Decision" - Reverses Course on PS3, Vita

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3m Apr 20, 2021
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When Sony announced the closure of the PS3 and PS Vita stores, many took the opportunity to discuss the legacy of these game consoles, the nature (and risk) of games preservation in the digital world, and Sony's business philosophies more generally.

Now, Sony has reversed course, citing the fans of those platforms and their "classic games" in a change of heart that is not common enough in gaming.

Why did this happen? What can we take from such a change?

Let's dive in.

Vita once again means "life"...in Virtual Legality.

#Sony #PS3 #Vita


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Discussed in this episode:
"Important notices regarding PlayStation® products and services"
PlayStation Support Page
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/important-notice/

"PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita Will Continue Operations"
PlayStation Blog - April 19, 2021 - Jim Ryan
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/04/19/playstation-store-on-ps3-and-ps-vita-will-continue-operations/

"Some PS Vita Developers Weren't Properly Warned the PSN Store Would Close"
IGN - April 2, 2021 (Updated April 19, 2021)
https://www.ign.com/articles/some-ps-vita-developers-werent-properly-warned-the-psn-store-would-close


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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