Sony halted sales in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine

Sony halted sales in Russia

We’ve learned Sony is the latest tech giant to ban sales in Russia, as we’ve learned Sony halted sales in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) joins the global community in calling for peace in Ukraine,” the company said (via CNBC). The news that Sony halted sales in Russia over the Ukraine war comes not long after Microsoft also cut off sales and services in the country.

As with other countries joining in on the ban, Sony is suspending both hardware and software sales in Russia, and this includes cutting off access to their PlayStation Store – as well as halting the launch of Gran Turismo 7 in the country.

“To support humanitarian aid, Sony Group Corporation announced a $2 million donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the international NGO, Save the Children, to support the victims of this tragedy,” the company said.

As covered in our previous reports, numerous tech and gaming companies have cut off sales and/or services in Russia over their ongoing war in Ukraine.

Other companies that recently cut sales or services in Russia include Epic GamesElectronic Arts, as well as Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal cutting off services to the country. Activision Blizzard halted sales in Russia, and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED halted their sales in Russia.

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