New PlayStation Store launch postponed in some territories, UK Store rolled back to original

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PlayStation product owners in European (and related) territories were all very excited about the announced launch of a new-look PlayStation Store, and some of us even got to experience the new digital marketplace once it went live yesterday.

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It was first pushed through to consumers in Australia and the UK, but due to a few unforeseen issues with the new PlayStation Store, the official roll-out has been temporarily postponed in certain regions, while some countries have been rolled back to the old Store, most notably the UK.

In an official statement, Sony Computer Entertainment said:

“The phased launch of the new PlayStation Store has been temporarily postponed in some territories as teething issues related to the global roll-out of the Store are being addressed and resolved.

“It is really important to us that the best possible Store experience is delivered and we appreciate your patience as we resolve these matters.”

Following the release of the statement, however, the Store was set live across the following countries and regions:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • India
  • Israel
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • South Africa

Users who tested out the Store before it was rolled back reported incredibly slow load times, while funds were also reported missing from their digital Wallets. SCE is obviously taking the matter very seriously, and will hopefully have everything rectified by the time the new PlayStation Store is available in North America on October 23rd.

Have you managed to get some time with the new PlayStation Store? You can watch an overview video of the new-look, new-feature PS Store over here.

Source: PlayStation Forums

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