Sony’s ill fated PlayStation Portable Digital Comics Store will shut down once and for all next month, the platform holder has announced. The company ceased updating the service last summer, but now it’s decided to close the category entirely.

If you’ve previously purchased comics through the service, you’ll have until mid-January to re-download them, after which they’ll disappear from your download history. A back-up method will be made available through the Media Go application should you require it.

Asked why it was closing the Comics Store in an FAQ, the company noted that it was focusing on “bringing the comic service to other Sony devices”.

[via us.playstation.com, blog.eu.playstation.com]