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Sony has announced that it is closing its flagship PlayStation shop in San Francisco as part of its cost cutting restructuring.

Sony has said that it will cut 16,000 jobs and closing plants as the company braces for a record operating loss of $2.77 billion. As part of the cuts Sony said it will not renew its lease for the PlayStation Store in the Metreon retail center in San Francisco when it expires on June 16.

The PlayStation store is devoted exclusively to Sony's videogame hardware and software and is the only one of its kind in the United States. Sony spent $85 million building the 300,000-square-foot shopping centre that opened a decade ago in the heart of San Francisco.

The outfit had the main shops in the centre. However it since flogged it on to the Westfield Group three years ago for an undisclosed price.
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Is this starting to worry anyone else besides me?
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Is this starting to worry anyone else besides me?
What that the Economy sucks?? It takes the closing of the Playstation store to worry you??? lol, I would have figured the collapse of banks and entire countrys (cough iceland cough) would have worried you.
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What that the Economy sucks?? It takes the closing of the Playstation store to worry you??? lol, I would have figured the collapse of banks and entire countrys (cough iceland cough) would have worried you.
I was actually referring to companies closing in general. Like Best Buy by me use to try to compete with Circuit City I would get better prices. Well, now there is no Circuit City. I could go on and on with this but I was just saying that overall it's worrying me even though I'm trying to ignore it because things are going alright for me currently.
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Is this starting to worry anyone else besides me?
you're about $2 trillion late to the party my friend.
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Never heard of it.
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rename the thread to "playstation shop". The playstation store is the official sony name for the online shop on the PS3 so your title is misleading.

Back on topic, I dont think one store and a number of cost cuts is anything to worry about (unless you work there). Every day on the news you hear of all the biggest companies like honda, microsoft etc cutting jobs or factories or branches etc but this is just a way for the big suits to make sure their salary doesnt drop. Its only when each and every aspect of the organisation is falling that we should start to worry about the company's future. Sony is an electronic giant. Probably the biggest distributer of entertainment technology worldwide. Lets move along.
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Must not be that flag-shippy because I've never heard of it.
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I didnt even know there was a brick and morter playstation store, a fanboi's dream I imagine.
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