PlayStation Store on PSP closing in many markets

The U.S. one remains open right now, but there's no word on how long it will remain that way.

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As a sure sign that the PlayStation Portable is well on its journey toward the sunset, Sony announced that, on September 15th, the PlayStation Store will no longer be accessible on either PSP or PSP Go systems in Europe, Oceania, Asia and some portions of Africa.

IGN reports that PSP users in these regions will still be able to buy games through the Sony Entertainment Network online store, and previous purchases will still be available for download. As far as accessing the store directly on their device, however, it's not happening.

The North American PSP store will still have access for the time being, but Sony will "evaluate market trends" to see if it should remain open in the immediate future.

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    September 10, 2014 3:15 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, PlayStation Store on PSP closing in many markets.

    The U.S. one remains open right now, but there's no word on how long it will remain that way.

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      September 10, 2014 4:11 PM

      This is pretty whack. A very bad sign for how digital downloads will play out in the future.

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        September 10, 2014 5:19 PM

        "IGN reports that PSP users in these regions will still be able to buy games through the Sony Entertainment Network online store, and previous purchases will still be available for download"

        You can still access your purchases

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          September 10, 2014 5:33 PM

          Oh, I misread that part. I guess it's alright if you can buy and download them on your PC, then upload them to your PSP.

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      September 10, 2014 7:19 PM

      PlayStation Store on PSP is closing in many markets. But just how well does it stand against Amazon’s underdog, the Fire Phone?

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