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PlayStation Store not available everywhere

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Mar 2007 6:19 User comments (15)

PlayStation Store not available everywhere The PlayStation Store is billed as "an integrated and streamlined online storefront which allows all PS3 users to browse and download available entertainment content". However, Sony has confirmed that some PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait before they can get access to the store while other owners will not get access at all.
The Store allows users to purchase full games as well as download demos and HD game videos.

Since the European launch last week, many PS3 owners have complained that they cannot access the Store at all. These users come from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia.

Sony's director of corporate communications had this to say:
"There are more than 102 territories in the region, and each Store has to be made unique for each territory due to different currencies and languages," he explained. "Stores will reach some territories in due course."


The director did explain that some countries would not be able to access the store at all due to a myriad of factors including a lack of broadband penetration. "The PS Store may not be accessible in Azerbaijan, for example," he explained.

For those countries that have to wait, Sony has not announced how long you will be waiting.

Source:
Gamesindustry.biz

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15 user comments

126.3.2007 8:37

whatever for them. if you dont have broadband, you should not be buying a ps3. if your country does not have broadband, then you should have known this from the start. anything less than broadband is inferior.

226.3.2007 10:12

Originally posted by anubis66:
whatever for them. if you dont have broadband, you should not be buying a ps3. if your country does not have broadband, then you should have known this from the start. anything less than broadband is inferior.

Yup.

326.3.2007 10:23
BobbyBlu
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Rightfully so i hate dam dial up user lagging up the dam server there in.Its 2007 there is no reason people should not have BB if you own a PS3.

426.3.2007 10:40

yup. for those countries/areas without broadband, stick to an older console if you stick to older internet. or complain to your government.

526.3.2007 11:05

cmon guys, i think we all know that isreal has broadband, dont know about the other countries but this is sony lagging in places they shouldnt be.

626.3.2007 11:50
cascadeuk
Inactive

Yet more proof that Sony rushed this console. Microsoft didn't have this problem(and yes i do have both consoles)

726.3.2007 12:04

Originally posted by cascadeuk:
Yet more proof that Sony rushed this console. Microsoft didn't have this problem(and yes i do have both consoles)
You can't blame Sony for rushing the system. Its pure economics...rich country..first to have the system...poor country..too fuking bad..boo hoo. You can't expect sony to put a language on the store when only 25 people in that country can afford the PS3 in the first place...I have a solution...learn a new language

826.3.2007 13:16

^^^ agreed. more people need to know a common language if you're getting a worldwide product.

926.3.2007 15:14

Originally posted by muccione:
You can't blame Sony for rushing the system. Its pure economics...rich country..first to have the system...poor country..too fuking bad..boo hoo. You can't expect sony to put a language on the store when only 25 people in that country can afford the PS3 in the first place...I have a solution...learn a new language.
Actually it won't do you any good learning a new language just to get the PSS because it wouldn't be available to you anyway due to the location of your PS3.

Originally posted by anubis66:
^^^ agreed. more people need to know a common language if you're getting a worldwide product.
Are you suggesting we all learn Mandarin Chinese?

Because according to TIME's Almanac in 2001 here are the top 5 languages as of then:

1. Mandarin Chinese: 885 million

2. Spanish: 332 million

3. English: 322 million

4. Bengali: 189 million

5. Hindi: 182 million

:p

I wonder if members of a nation without access could sue Sony for false advertisement. ;)

Peace

1026.3.2007 16:47

Quote:
Originally posted by muccione:
You can't blame Sony for rushing the system. Its pure economics...rich country..first to have the system...poor country..too fuking bad..boo hoo. You can't expect sony to put a language on the store when only 25 people in that country can afford the PS3 in the first place...I have a solution...learn a new language.
Actually it won't do you any good learning a new language just to get the PSS because it wouldn't be available to you anyway due to the location of your PS3.

[quote=anubis66]^^^ agreed. more people need to know a common language if you're getting a worldwide product.
Are you suggesting we all learn Mandarin Chinese?

Because according to TIME's Almanac in 2001 here are the top 5 languages as of then:

1. Mandarin Chinese: 885 million

2. Spanish: 332 million

3. English: 322 million

4. Bengali: 189 million

5. Hindi: 182 million

:p

I wonder if members of a nation without access could sue Sony for false advertisement. ;)

Peace[/quote]No not at all....just 1 of the top 5 works for me

1126.3.2007 17:49

those numbers are misleading, considering a majority of the people speaking those launguages are in one area, not spread out. but i dont think china has the ps3 do they? they are communist. i see no blips of ps3's in china on the folding at home app.

1226.3.2007 17:50

Despite the "blame the user" rhetoric, lets look at fact MS had 5 years to polish the back bone of LIVE then add another 2 since the 360.

Sonys online was weak to start with then they were rushing the past 3 years to polish up the store and backbone at the same time,give it a bit of time Sonys online should come up like roses.

Much like the rest of the PS3 is horse sht now but in time a garden of ripe games and value will hopeful grow from it,all sony has to do is remember to water it and keep the dog poo out....

1326.3.2009 16:40
davidneo
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I live in Malta and have got the same problem.

We speak English as our second language here so not giving us access to the UK store is pretty darn stupid!

Sign the following petition and make your voice heard!!

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/eupstore/

1424.9.2009 16:04

hey! its easy!

i live in costa rica.. and i had the same problem.. actually costa rica wasnt even listed at the country search, so i put in colombia.. i had the freaking message "you cant access the ps stor bcuz of yr region"

so i created another user and simply changed the region to us, postal code street address and it was done, i even bought stuff...

1524.9.2009 16:25

OMG! WTF!?!? Why are you people bringing back 2 year old threads like it's cool or something?!?!


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