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PSP's Digital Comics Store Closes Its Doors Next Month

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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]

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User Comments (7)

Paranoimia

#1

Paranoimia said:

They said they were focusing on bringing it to other devices when they first announced they were stopping it on PSP. I assumed at the time that meant Vita, but obviously that hasn't happened... yet.

If they do bring it to, say, Vita, it'll be interesting to see if comics you've purchased re-appear on your download list. Removing comics from the download list would suggest they've maybe given up on bringing the service to more devices.

Stuffgamer1

#3

Stuffgamer1 said:

So they're actually more or less stealing purchased goods from legitimate customers. NOT COOL, GUYS! Under no circumstances should purchased goods EVER be removed from the customers' download lists. I've spent some money on that service...not as much as some people I'm sure, but some. I'm not at all happy to learn that if anything happens to the data for my downloads, it'll be gone forever.

I would like them to release an app for Vita...but after this BS, I'm not sure I'd be willing to risk dropping money on it again. If their goal was to squash consumer confidence...they've succeeded.

Azikira

#4

Azikira said:

From what I saw, the service was severely underused. I know I never purchased a comic, and it wasn't updated much either.

Stuffgamer1

#6

Stuffgamer1 said:

Yeah, I know, Sammy...and I don't like it. The theory is that more popular, more widely-used services and purchased goods won't go down as quickly, especially when Sony keeps trying to make new hardware play older games (for the most part...ish...they used to be better at it). This wouldn't be a problem if they at least had a Vita app up and running and TRANSFERRED our purchases before shutting the PSP store down. Dunno why THEY couldn't have thought of that...

Squiggle55

#7

Squiggle55 said:

Imagine the outrage in the far future when they finally say this about all PSN games.

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