PlayStation Home shutting down in Japan next year

No word yet how other markets will be affected, but the virtual space may have seen its last days.

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Ever since its launch a few years ago for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home has acted as a quirky virtual space for users, allowing gamers to build their own creative spaces using items from games like Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet, among other properties. However, it looks like gamers will need to move on soon.

Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan has announced that the PlayStation Home service will shut down in Asian territories in March 2015. The service will remain free in the meantime, but no new items will be available for purchase after September 24th.

However, there's no word yet if the virtual service will live on outside of Japan, particularly in Europe and North America. It's likely, though, that with the transition to PlayStation 4, they'll see a shutdown in services as well. So set up those final bowling tournaments, kids. The party may soon be over.

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    August 22, 2014 5:00 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, PlayStation Home shutting down in Japan next year.

    No word yet how other markets will be affected, but the virtual space may have seen its last days.

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      August 24, 2014 8:10 PM

      To the PS3 owners. How was/is home? Was it awesome? Is it a deal breaker?

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        August 24, 2014 11:46 PM

        To me, it was a total irrelevance. But admittedly I'm not much of an online gamer.

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        August 25, 2014 9:39 AM

        If you was to poll all PS3 owners i think 90% would say it was pointless.

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      August 25, 2014 7:42 AM

      The slow load times ruined it for me. If they sped up the load times, it might have been good for a quick fix every now and then. I did those quests and got about three free PSX games from them so that was one good thing I got out of it.

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      August 25, 2014 6:16 PM

      Thanks for the replies. I personally was never able to make out what PS:Home was suppose to be about.