The PlayStation Network Should Be Fully Armed And Operational By The End Of The Week

Sony just announced that the PSN, down since April in the wake of an attack by hackers, will be fully restored (for most regions) by the end of the week.

The only regions where it won't be 100% back will be Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

For everyone else, that means the following suite of PSN services should be back up and running by Friday:

- Full functionality on PlayStation®Store

- In-game commerce

- Ability to redeem vouchers and codes

- Full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PCs

- Full functionality on Media Go

PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai says in a statement "We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love."

"We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time."


    Good to hear its coming back with some firm conviction from Kaz.

    Looking forward to the "compensation" and some DLC lol.

    Week... month... year.... whats the difference.

    I wouldn't exactly say "first class entertainment" anymore.

      so what would you call 'first class'?
      year/12 = 1 month
      year/52 = 1 week*
      ie fair bit of difference there....
      *close enough

    Honestly? I'll believe it when I see it.

      I think it'll definitely happen. Sony's going to want everything back up and running before E3.

      Just imagine how awkward would it be for them if they did their big press conference and not have the PSN back to full functionality in western territories.

    Yay - I am jonesing to download some more Rock Band DLC.

    So...hope someone can answer this:

    Sony is giving away 2 free games, but have different games available for the different regions.

    You are based in Australia, you first download an Aussie giveaway.... can you then log in with say a Singapore or UK account (just create the email) and download the second game from that region?

      The offer is per account, so your AU account will be able to download 2 games. Your other account (US, UK, whatever) will have 2 downloads also.

      As long as these accounts existed prior to the outage then they will get the offer.

      So theoretically, most people probably have the means to get at least 4 games, or perhaps all of them.

    Finally I can redeem my LA Noire DLC

    Outland!! Can't wait to play it

    "By the end of the week", why does that sound so familiar?

    It's a Trap!

    Hi guys,

    Don't worry! We promise that the PSN will be up and running at full capacity for Australia by the end of this week. You can trust us on this and on the matter of keeping your personal data secure. We at Sony are dedicated to looking after our customers and giving them the best gaming experience available. We also promise to never use our mistakes (even if they are the biggest in data-theft history for a major corporation) as a way of promoting pay-2-use services as a means of making a quick cash grab to recoup the millions we stand to lose from past errors in judgement.

    Thank you for your understanding,
    Sony PR

    "Sony; It only does nothing for server security."

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