Sony To Switch Off Certain PSN Features Ahead Of PS4 Launch In Europe

Gamers in Europe will finally get their hands on the new Sony gaming console tomorrow, November 29th. Sony initially launched the PlayStation 4 in North America on November 15th and sold over one million units on launch day. The company expects similar record sales on the launch day in Europe as well, with Amazon UK already revealing that the PS4 is going to outsell the Xbox One based on its current pre-order levels. To make sure that things go smoothly for all of new PS4 owners who will log on to PlayStation Network on launch day, Sony has announced that it is going to switch off a few PSN features in Europe.

Features that are going to be temporarily be disabled include “What’s New,” which lets gamers discover and engage with their friends’ PS4 related activity and “Content Information Screen,” which displays friends’ activity and information specific to the title the user is looking at. These features will be disabled on day one, Sony says that they will be switched back on after a few days, “once the intensity of launch day calms down.” All other PSN features will be available on launch day, including the ability to play online multiplayer games, live broadcast games, collect trophies and more.

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