Hong Kong: Sony has suspended its PlayStation store in China, saying it wants to improve the security of online stores. This move will temporarily prevent it from selling games in the world ’s largest video game market.
PlayStation China announced in a statement on its Weibo account on Sunday that it was a “system security upgrade” and did not provide more details.
It has not specified a reopening date.
However, the shutdown was after social media reports that Chinese PlayStation users were able to use overseas services through the backdoor and circumvented China ’s restrictions on downloading unlicensed games.
Sony declined to comment on whether these reports played a role in the closure process, and stated that the purpose of the temporary closure was to improve the security of store services.