Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has become the latest major video game publisher to halt sales of its products in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Last Friday, SIE quietly pulled Gran Turismo 7‘s planned Russian release, but it didn’t comment publicly on the move until today.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) joins the global community in calling for peace in Ukraine,” it said in a statement issued to VGC on Wednesday. “We have suspended all software and hardware shipments, the launch of Gran Turismo 7, and operations of the PlayStation Store in Russia.
“To support humanitarian aid, Sony Group Corporation announced a US$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.”
Last week Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister called on Xbox and PlayStation to temporarily end product support in the Russian and Belarusian markets following the invasion.
Nintendo confirmed earlier on Wednesday that it has delayed its upcoming Advance Wars 1 & 2 remakes as a result of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which has seen parts of the country devastated by heavy weaponry.