Sony’s European roll out of the new PlayStation Store hit a bit of a snag this week when users began to experience a wide range of technical problems as soon as it went online. Apparently things have devolved to the point where the company has reverted back to the old store in some countries and postponed its launch in others, including the UK.
The company issued a statement to MCV about the state of the updated PlayStation Store, saying:
“The phased launch of the new PlayStation Store has been temporarily postponed in some territories as teething issues related to the global roll-out of the Store are being addressed and resolved… It is really important to us that the best possible Store experience is delivered and we appreciate your patience as we resolve these matters.”
“The new PlayStation Store is now live in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, UAE, Kuwait , Qatar, India, Israel, Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey, Greece and South Africa.”
The new PlayStation Store was originally scheduled to roll out in North America on October 23rd. Despite the problems with the European launch, SCEA has so far not announced a delay.