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Future US closes PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Future US closes PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Wed 07 Nov 2012 8:21am GMT / 3:21am EST / 12:21am PST
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Follows closure of Nintendo magazines in the UK and US

Future Publishing in the US is to close PlayStation: The Official Magazine, with the last issue due before the end of the year.

Neither Future US or staff at PlayStation: The Official Magazine would offer further comment, according to Game Informer. Earlier this year the publisher announced the closure of Nintendo Power, first launched in 1998.

In the UK, Future has recently closed Nintendo Gamer only months before the launch of the release of Nintendo's new console, the Wii U.

Future Publishing UK has not responded to GamesIndustry International's requests for comment at the time of writing.

4 Comments

James Wells Gaming Contributor - digboston.com

72 32 0.4
I remember how thrilled I was when OPM (in the US) launched... NEW DEMO DISCS EVERY MONTH?! My teenage mind was blown.
Then I watched the Tomb Raider 2 video on the first disc... man oh man, I don't think a video demo has ever been lamer. Thankfully, playable Ace Combat 2 and PaRappa the Rapper were also on that disc. The mag earned my allowance at the newsstand every subsequent month for the next couple years (basically until I was old enough to get a job and buy full games)... sad to see it go, though.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by James Wells on 7th November 2012 4:51pm

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Tony Johns

520 12 0.0
Note, Nintendo Power was launched in 1988, NOT 1998

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Paul Jace Merchandiser

945 1,433 1.5
I hope they reimburse us for our remaining subscription issues....or atleast give us issues of OXM to make up for it.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Paul Jace on 7th November 2012 10:29pm

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant

1,692 594 0.4
Perfect storm, or maybe double whammy.

1) Console gaming down 25% year on year, In decline since 2008. Lots of Playstations and Xboxes are now sitting gathering dust.

2) People get their news, reviews and other editorial content online now, often from citizen journalists. Chopping trees down to carry data is rapidly declining as a valid technology.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

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