Sony suspends PlayStation shipments to Russia

Japanese electronics giant Sony said Wednesday it has suspended all shipments of PlayStation consoles and video games to Russia, joining a growing number of companies that have pulled out of the country in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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“Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) joins the global community in its call for peace in Ukraine. We have suspended all shipments of games and consoles, the launch of Gran Turismo 7, and PlayStation Store operations in Russia,” the company said on Twitter.

Sony also noted its announcement of a $2 million donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Save the Children to support the victims of this war.

International companies such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Ikea, Adidas and Chanel have announced a temporary freeze of their activities in Russia.

Microsoft, Sony’s US game rival, said last week that it would suspend “new sales” of its products and services in the country.

Other tech giants have made similar announcements, such as Apple, which has stopped selling its iPhones and tablets in Russia, while platforms such as Facebook, YouTube (Google) and Twitter have banned media posts from Russian countries in Europe.

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