The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but Sony has finally said that the ageing handheld will be cut off and left to die from September 15th, when PSP players will lose access to the Playstation Store.
This follows Sony stopping production of the device back in June.
This was pretty inevitable: The PSP has long been replaced by the PS Vita. We can expect the PS3 to go the same way in a couple of years. Interestingly, according to IGN whilst the cut off is affecting Europe, Oceania, Asia and Africa, the North American store is being kept open for the time being.
The good news is that if you’ve previously bought stuff from the store, it’ll still work after the cut off. The bad news is that if you own a digital-only PSP Go, you won’t ever be able to download any more games.