Sony Computer Entertainment has announced they’re shutting down the PlayStation Store for PSP owners in Japan.
The service will shut down on March 31st of next year. Naturally, this means you won’t be able to purchase and download content remotely via the PSP PlayStation Store.
However, Sony is still offering PSP content on the PlayStation web store, as well as the PlayStation 3 store, and the PS Vita store. Previously bought PSP content is still eligible for being downloaded directly to the PSP.
Finally, Sony also confirmed their mostly forgotten/unsupported UMD passport service is also being shut down, on the same day.
It remains to be seen if the western branches of the PSP store will also share a similar fate, but we’ll keep you guys posted.