Sony Suspends Playstation Store in China for Security Upgrade
Sony Cmpany are suspended its PlayStation Store in mainland China saying it wanted to improve the online store’s security, in a move its will temporarily prevent it from selling games in the world’s largest video game market. PlayStation China announced the closure in a statement on its Weibo account on Sunday, saying it was for a “system security upgrade” without providing further details.
It also did not specify a reopening date.
In The closure,someever, comes on the heels of reports on social media that mainland PlayStation users were able to switch to overseas services via a backdoor & circumvent China’s restrictions to download unlicensed games.Sony Company are declined to comment on whether the reports had played a role in the closure and said the target of the temporary shutdown was to enhance the safety of the store’s services.National Press and Publication Administration, the content regulator, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In the Earlier this month, a social media user on Weibo named “senliyingsi” said he had reported the backdoor to authorities in a post that was later heavily criticised and shared by thousands of Chinese game enthusiasts.
The Reuters search found some vendors were offering to crack the restrictions on PlayStation Store in China for a fee of less than $5 (roughly Rs. 370) on e-commerce platforms.The Companies, both foreign & domestic, need to obtain a license from the content regulator before launching any game in the country. In the China has for years frowned on console games due to concerns that violent games could have a detrimental effect on the mental health of young people.The major console game makers Nintendo and Sony set up mainland China online stores for approved games since they entered the market in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
Number of Games In These Stores Remain Limited.
The New games its were added to the PlayStation Store in China. The Nintendo Switch are only been allowed to offer three games in its China store in partnership with Tencent since it started selling consoles in China in December.The tough regulations, Chinese fans are finding ways to skirt limits to access popular but unlicensed games such as Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.To the play the game, users in China are paying a premium for unlocked Switch consoles sold abroad and brought in by middlemen and ditching their Tencent-stamped ones that contain a server lock.