Korean PS Store returns after 10 month outage

Store restricted to 18+ to confirm with new laws

The Korean PlayStation Store will go back online on May 16 after being unavailable for almost a year.


PS3's digital store was forced offline in July last year by new laws in the region which dictated that persons under the age of 18 must not be asked to submit their real name or age to an online service - as the Sony does when you try to create a PSN account.

The laws came into affect on July 1, 2012, forcing Sony to take the service offline while changes were made.

To conform to the new laws, the Korean PlayStation Store is now restricted to users aged 18+ only. Anyone below that age with an account will no longer be able to use the service, and new account creators will need a credit card to verify age.