PSN Store to shut down in Korea

Online store to be inactive starting next Friday; online play on PSN not affected.

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Due to recent developments with South Korea's Shutdown Law, the PSN Store will be taken offline from June 29 in South Korea, according to a post on Sony PlayStation's official Korean website.

Now is as good a time as any to buy Journey in Korean.
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While the store will be inactive, players can still play online on the PS3. Sony Korea said that the store may come back online by the end of this year.

The Shutdown Law was created last year and prohibits gamers under 16 years old from playing games during a six-hour lockout from midnight until 6:00 a.m. The law originally stated that it would affect only PC online gaming, but it now affects PSN and Xbox Live users and members.

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