This past week, the brand spankin’ new PlayStation Store went live in some countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and a few in Europe. Unfortunately, it was met with issues in certain territories, forcing Sony to take it down in select countries.
Even with the troubles, it never seemed as though it would have effect the North American launch on October 23rd, but Sony has just confirmed that the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil will not be receiving the new store on that date.
Sony’s official statement on this is as follows:
As you may know, we launched the new PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 earlier this week in Australia, New Zealand and several countries in Europe. Although the new PS Store is operating smoothly in most countries, there have been some issues that caused inconvenience for users.
While we’ve already solved many of these issues, we’ve decided to postpone the October 23rd launch of the new store in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. We want to be certain that you have an exceptional experience with the new store, so we appreciate your patience as we complete the final phases before launch.
No new date has been announced, but we’ll let you know as soon as Sony releases any updates on this matter.