Sony has blocked access to the PlayStation Store in mainland China for the time being.
The platform holder's local team announced the shutdown via a statement posted to the official Weibo account over the weekend, Reuters reports.
The decision was attributed to the need for a "system security upgrades," although few other details were given.
There was also no word on when the store is expected to reopen.
Reuters notes the news follows reports that Chinese PlayStation users had found methods to access non-Chinese versions of the store in order to download games that have yet to be approved by the nation's regulators.