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PS Store in South Korea being revamped for new law

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 17:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced it will take taken down the PlayStation Store and services for PS3 in South Korea on June 29, in order to adhere to the country’s new “Game Industry Promotion Act.” The new law goes into effect on July 1 and prohibits those under 18 from being asked personal details such as their real-names and age as part of the authentication process on PSN. During the outage, users will not be able to make account changes or purchase new content. Once Sony changes the authentication method, the store and related online services will go back online.

Vita, PSP and other portable devices that use the PSN Store will not be affected, states Gamasutra.

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