PlayStation Store U.S. Update Postponed
Author: Ryan Winslett
published: 2012-10-20 12:10:21
I know you kids were super excited to go shopping at that new store Sony built on the PlayStation Network, but it looks like construction is a little behind schedule and the new PSN won't be opening its doors on Oct. 23, as originally planned. Don't worry, we'll get some ice cream instead.
Sony has been touting a store revamp on the PlayStation 3 for a while now, teasing the new digital marketplace with screenshots and even a lengthy preview video. While the store did go live in several European countries according to schedule, Sony is now reporting that several regions had to be left out of the planned relaunch due to some technical issues.
According to Sony Network Entertanment VP Eric Lemel, however, the bugs are being squashed with a quickness. However, just to be on the safe side, the store will not launch in the territories it was slated for later this week, but will instead be postponed until all of the kinks have been ironed out.
“While we've already solved many of these issues, we've decided to postpone the Oct. 23 launch of the new store in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil,” Lemel said. “We want to be certain that you have an exceptional experience with the new store, so we appreciate your patience as we complete the final phases before launch.”
No word was given on what types of bugs were being experienced, nor was an ETA provided for when we can expect the store to finally roll out in remaining regions. Then again, it's a digital marketplace update we're waiting on here. I seriously doubt anyone had Oct. 23 circled on their calendar in anticipation of a smoother virtual shopping experience.
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