Sony has suspended the PlayStation Store in China, with no guarantee of when it will return. According to the organisation’s official Weibo account, it’s been taken down due to a “security upgrade” – although unsurprisingly, the virtual plaza remains open for business around the rest of the globe.
According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, an “Xbox fanboy claimed on Weibo that they reported to authorities certain back door elements that are easily accessible to switch to overseas services”. The PS Store was subsequently taken offline.
We’ll update when the platform holder provides a roadmap for the PS Store’s return in the region.