PlayStation Home turns off the lights in Japan this March

After closing its doors to new content last August, Sony has decided to turn off the lights on PlayStation Home in Japan entirely.

The PlayStation Home social network will end in March 2015 in Japan, Sony announced on the Japanese Home website. A translation of the message indicates that the Home service maintained by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Sony Computer Entertainment America is exempt from the shut down.

Sony's PlayStation Home service, a 3D-environment social network for the PlayStation 3, first launched its beta test in Japan in August 2008. The service was powered by advertisements, tricking other users, and dancing with hamsters.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.