PlayStation: The Official Magazine US shuttered

Tuesday, 6th November 2012 21:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Future Publishing’s US arm has confirmed it will cease production of PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

GameInformer reports The magazine’s last release will be the holiday 2012 issue.

PlayStation: The Official Magazine, abbreviated as PTOM, began life in September 1997 as the independent and unofficial PlayStation Magazine.

After Ziff Davis shuttered Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, Future partnered with Sony to rebrand PSM as PlayStation: The Official Magazine as of October 2007.

Neither Future nor PTOM staff have issued any comment on the closure at this time, and it is unknown how the magazine’s staff will be affected.

Future also publishes the UK PlayStation Official Magazine. Its long-running Nintendo Power will also cease with the December issue.

Sony has not advised whether a new magazine will replace POTM, although its worth noting that it closed down its PlayStation Network based video magazine Qore this year.



  1. SlayerGT

    Good ole PSM. My mother called me not too long ago after cleaning out her attic to say, “come get rid of these friggin magazines!” :) I was a subscriber from the Ridge Racer 4 issue til about a year after the PTOM switch.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    They will fall one by one… Until nothing is left but GameInformer and one cover story to rule them all!

    But seriously, it’s rather sad to see all these print magazines go. Best wishes to the staff.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. hypeb147

    They’ve contributed so much to the gaming community. Best of luck to all of the staff.

    #3 2 years ago

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