Sony locks Japanese PSP owners out of its RooM

April 17, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Sony locks Japanese PSP owners out of its RooM

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PSP RooMIn Japan, Sony was testing out a little experiment. An experiment called RooM. It was going to be the PSP equivalent of Home for the PS3. Sony started a closed beta test in Japan in October, 2009, and stated it would be a free service where users would make 3D avatars and interact with one another in their own rooms.

But, the dream is over now. There is no more RooM. Sony shut down the project today, April 15, 2010. The project never even made it out of beta. So cast aside your dreams of engaging in what looked like a free, IMVU-eqsue experience on your PSP.

If you want to check out the news directly from Sony, then stop by what was one the RooM website. It’s now home to an announcement stating the service has been ended, progress halted and thanks for all the input.

Let’s take a look at the Japanese PV for RooM and think about what might have been:

Read [Andriasang] Also Read [Siliconera] Via [] Site [RooM for PlayStation Portable (Japanese)]

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