PSN Store Shutting Down Temporarily In Korea

In South Korea, the Shutdown Law was created to prevent gamers under sixteen from gaming during a six-hour block at night. The law already impacted online gaming services, such as the PlayStation Network. It's going to impact it some more.

According to Sony, the PSN Store is going offline for all players starting on June 29. The law goes into effect on July 1. Online play will still be functional; however, maintenance to comply with the new law will take down the PSN Store. Sony hopes to have the PSN Store back up sometime this year.

So that means new PSN games and other downloadable PS3 content just won't be available in South Korea starting this July. And there's no ETA on when it will be back other than this year. And that sucks.

「선택적 셧다운제」시행에 따른「PlayStation®3」상에서의 PlayStation®Store서비스 일시 정지에 대해서 [PlayStation Korea]

Jongsu Chang contributed to this report.


    South Korea, you say? Sounds far more like an idea the North would implement... You know, if their people weren't all dirt poor and ruled by a delusional, paranoid government...

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