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Sony shared with IGN a statement stating that Russia will suspend all sales of software and hardware due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
The statement stated that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), joined the global community in calling to end the war in Ukraine. We have stopped all hardware and software shipments, launched Gran Turismo 7 and operated the PlayStation Store in Russia. Sony Group Corporation donated US$2 million to the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees and Save the Children in support of humanitarian aid.
Sony joins many other gaming companies that have condemned Russia's invasion of their territories and pulled sales from Belarus and its ally Russia. In the past week, Epic Games, CD Projekt Red and Microsoft have all announced similar suspensions. Due to the war, Nintendo also delayed Advanced Wars 2: Re-Boot Camp.
Many companies also announced donations or other forms of aid and support. For example, a huge itch.io bundle, offering nearly 1,000 games for a minimum $10 donation, has already raised almost $3 million. Here are all the companies that have issued statements, shared resources and made donations.
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