Network users reportedthat a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita has been released, with changes to the functionality. Sony primarily addressed the topic of account management.
For example, you can no longer create new accounts on these consoles; instead, you must use other devices. Furthermore, two-factor authentication is now used to sign in, requiring a smartphone or other device.
In addition, some account management settings have been removed. It’s difficult to say which ones because Sony has yet to release an official list of changes.
Because of security concerns, Sony is likely to make changes to the PS3 and PS Vita systems. Previously, the PS Store did not allow users to buy digital versions of games for these consoles using credit or debit cards or payment systems like PayPal.
Sony planned to shut down the store entirely on older systems, but after player backlash, the company changed its mind.