May 26, 2022

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PlayStation reacts to war.  Russians cut off from PS5, PS4 and PlayStation Store

PlayStation reacts to war. Russians cut off from PS5, PS4 and PlayStation Store

Almost a week after the silent resignation of Gran Turismo 7’s launch in Russia, Sony has officially released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine. The company calls for peace and isolates the Russians from their products.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is another major publisher and producer who does not intend to passively watch Vladimir Putin’s forces destroy Ukraine. The company quietly dropped Gran Turismo 7 in Russia last week, and is now completely withdrawing support for that market.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) joins the global community calling for peace in Ukraine. We have discontinued all software and hardware deliveries, the launch of Gran Turismo 7 and the operation of the PlayStation Store in Russia. “

The Russians are completely cut off from PlayStation products – Players will not be able to purchase consoles, accessories, and games in physical distribution and digital production. Sony is the first console manufacturer that reacted so vividly to the events in Ukraine.

“To support humanitarian aid, Sony Group Corporation has announced a $2 million donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization, to support the victims of this tragedy,” Sony indicated a significant donation to help the people of Ukraine

This is a really obvious step, because although Microsoft had previously announced that it would suspend sales in Russia, we have not yet received such a clear position from the manufacturer – Sony officially withdraws all its products from this country and even blocks sales in the PlayStation Store. .