The future of another major game import company based in Hong Kong is in doubt as Play-Asia.com has put a stop to a large number of orders "for the time being."
Last week saw the demise of Lik-Sang, as it announced it would close after losing a lawsuit to Sony over the legality of importing Japanese PSPs to the European Union. Sony commented that it would be moving to block all "grey importing" of its products, including the PlayStation 3 console, to the European Union.
Other similar companies have so far maintained silence over their plans, but today another major importer, Play-Asia.com, announced it will not be shipping Sony goods to certain territories, including the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
A spokesperson for Play-Asia.com issued a statement today stating simply: "For the time being we are not offering any PSP/PS3 consoles, software, and first party accessories to selected territories, including some parts of Europe. Apart from this [confirmation], we are sorry, but we would not like to further comment on this issue."