Sony cuts PSN store access for Asia and Europe

Written by Tech84 on September 17, 2014

Last September 15, 2014, Sony has started closing off PlayStation Store access for the PSP. So far, PSP users from Asia, Europe, Oceania and some parts of Africa are already cut off from accessing PSN from their PlayStation Portables.

Sony cuts PSN store access for Asia and Europe

IGN reports that a representative from Sony has told them the the “PSP users in these regions will still be able to purchase content for the handheld device through the Sony Entertainment Network Online Store, and past purchases can still be re-downloaded from the download list on the systems.”

As of writing, North American PSP users still have access to the PSN store with their PSPs because Sony is still going to “evaluate market trends” in order to determine how they will move forward with their service shutdown plans.

Sony has already announced that they have discontinued PSP production in Japan and has stopped hardware shipments for North America this year. This is probably their first move with regards to shifting their focus more on the PlayStation Vita which is currently still struggling in markets worldwide.

But with big games franchises that can drive hardware sales like Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy (namely, type-0) not appearing on this handheld, we wonder what do they have exactly in store for PS Vita users.

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