If you regularly buy direct from Sony on its online store, you may want to look into another outlet to get its products. Sony announced today that it will be shutting down its online shop on August 28.
Sony announced the change in an email to customers and with a notice on the site, stating that you have through August 28 at 1 p.m. PST to make purchases and use any gift cards you have lying around. While Sony didn't give many details on what will replace its online shop, it does say it "soon unveil a new online product showcase and more ways to shop" — though that isn't very clear as to what it means.
So, if you're chomping at the bit to buy a new Xperia phone, camera, or any one of Sony's other products directly from the company itself, the clock is ticking.