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Play On – PSN Restoration Begins Now

Patrick Seybold's Avatar + Posted by Patrick Seybold on May 14, 2011 // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.

Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. We’ll be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states. It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s firmware updated, which is required to get online.

PSN-US-Wave-6

Map updated 12:03m Pacific

Notice: If your state is illuminated but your service has not yet been restored, please be patient – it can take a little while for the servers to populate fully.

Until we get the comments functioning correctly, we’re putting all comments on hold. I’m sure Jitender would appreciate not having people put words in his mouth ^_^

In the meantime, we’ll keep updating the map, and those of you already back online – enjoy some games!

//Add Your Own

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+ gangstamike410 on May 15th, 2011 at 4:56 am said:

finally now i need da store to be up n den get my thing from pre orderin brink


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+ alamo_23 on May 15th, 2011 at 4:56 am said:

I Loove you SONY <3


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+ Freezeplyr8 on May 15th, 2011 at 4:57 am said:

thank you sony for your hard work and for getting us back online


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+ strats83 on May 15th, 2011 at 4:57 am said:

YAY!!!! FINALLY!!!


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+ UltimateSpiderDC on May 15th, 2011 at 4:57 am said:

PSN is Now Working Hoo-ahh

Add me everybody
UltimateSpiderDC


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+ XeRoS_ on May 15th, 2011 at 4:57 am said:

Alright I just wanted to know how the heck do u guys post comments on the other threads without being able to sign into PSN account? I was only able o post this comment becuz I am
Now able to sign into my psn acc on the website! I’ve been waiting a month to ask this question about posting a comment!


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+ Jerel on May 15th, 2011 at 4:57 am said:

Finally! I should be studying for my Family Law final, but I’m going to play a quick game of Killzone 3… Then back to Family Law!! ^^


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+ blackwar555 on May 15th, 2011 at 4:58 am said:

YES FINALLY!!!, THANKS SONY!!!, but i have a question this is not my ID, its sopose to sayd lEox_1989?? WHY??


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+ DragoonZero on May 15th, 2011 at 4:58 am said:

thanks sony. Now could you at least get the redeem code feature working before thepsn store. I bought a ps3 during the outage and have dcuo, crysis 2 and mortal kombat that needs to be redeemed before I can play them online.


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+ krayziejam on May 15th, 2011 at 4:58 am said:

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finaly


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+ ArthurSataine on May 15th, 2011 at 4:59 am said:

Congrats on the up Sony. I don’t care what these other inconsiderate morons might say, you’ve done a good job. And don’t listen to HawnKeez. He’s just trying to look cool on a comment board. Wow. Just another attention w*(re who clearly lashes out against you and us, yet remains here. See where I’m getting at? Anyway, again, good job and keep up the security. I want to play some of you guys in Brotherhood and Mortal Kombat!


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+ BogHawk on May 15th, 2011 at 4:59 am said:

LoL@HawnKeez kid? lmfao i’m 26yrs old raising kids of my own and they sure as hell do not wine as much as you do heck my wife doesnt even B##### as much as your doing now


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+ Black_MagicWoman on May 15th, 2011 at 4:59 am said:

muchas gracias sony a loyal fan.


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+ Your_Momma_Foo13 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

Ahh, Thank you so muchh !:D.


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+ presance77 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

Thank you Sony.


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+ Drak_Black on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

Hey, Sony, I know you guys can’t do anything about it, but how are we supposed to play games that require online pass codes?

Do we have to wait until the store returns until we are able to input our codes for online play?

A response would be nice.

Thanks.


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+ Asoccerman123 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

Thanks Sony I was upset a few times that psn wasn’t up but I would never switch to xbox just wish that people woldnt ppl wouldn’t go chopping ur sticks


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+ blackwar555 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

HELP PLZ, WHY MY ID SAYS BLAC WAR, its sopuse to say lEox_1989


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+ ChIcAnO714 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

wooop!


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+ ZoNeKiLLeR_911 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:01 am said:

Thanks Sony !!!!!!!!!! it has been a long time seen i have play my online games i so happy ;-)


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+ MadeByMonkeys on May 15th, 2011 at 5:02 am said:

Mr. Seybold,

I bought a PS3 and a copy of Portal 2 because of the killer feature of Steam integration. Unfortunately, I bought it on the day PSN dropped. I wasn’t even able to create a PSN account until just this morning, and all of my Steam friends have of course, finished the game. I suffered the full breadth of the outage even though I had no account. My question is, am I going to miss out on the welcome back freebies? Seems unfair. Granted my personal details weren’t lost, but I still bought a $300 paperweight for 3+ weeks.


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+ Smugpugpup on May 15th, 2011 at 5:02 am said:

Yay! Thanks Sony!


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on May 15th, 2011 at 5:03 am said:

FINALLY!!!


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+ assasindavid on May 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am said:

I just went 37-3 with the Famas. Thanks Sony I stayed loyal and didnt jump ship.


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+ yaca13 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am said:

Yesss thanks Sony!


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+ XX_MK_34 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am said:

HEEEE


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+ bboimarc on May 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am said:

I rarely leave comments here we go. I have been here since the start , and by the start I mean since the original Playstastion. I believe that Sony and the Playstation family took care of this situation to the best you can and I congradulate you on doing so. We are here and support even those that goes way back from the begining. We hope justice comes to those that acted maliciously towards this service and this business industry.


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+ yungswaggg on May 15th, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

Thanks Sony. You still own Xbox.


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+ Enigma5000 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

Yippeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Sony :o) Hopefully my EU friends are not far behind!


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+ SweetLenny on May 15th, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

Waited up most of the night. PSN restored here in Texas at 2:00 a.m. CST.Friends list and trophies restored. Thanks Sony !!


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+ Xredz01 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

Thank you, Sony! Glad that it’s back up. Nice work :) Happy to be a Sony loyal customer!


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+ Alyyse on May 15th, 2011 at 5:06 am said:

thank you sony. i know all your hard work is going to pay off in the end.


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+ Xredz01 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:06 am said:

@120; Got that right.


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+ ArthurSataine on May 15th, 2011 at 5:06 am said:

@MadeByMonkey You still could have played any game that did not require an online passcode to be activated. If I recall correctly, that code was merely to integrate the game with your Steam account in order to have another digital copy of the game. You could have enjoyed the complete single player storyline. Also, you could have rented other games, transported music to your console, videos, played prior PS1 games IF you had them. And if your friends all had it on PC, why did you go out and purchase a PS3 just for Portal 2 in the first place? You can’t use your PS3 to play with PC players. Honestly, I see no reason why you should be compensated when you were not at risk what so ever.


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+ jabberman27 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:06 am said:

Welcome Back PSN!! I’ll be watching the PS conference next month to see a full & detailed explination as to WHY IT TOOK SO BLOODY LONG to bring the network back up. Not a fanboy of any console. Had all 3 different times, never played online much on either WII or 360.

Never had a CC on the system, but if I did, the stupid hackers prolly wouldn’t get anything from me at all, as my Credit rating is shot as it is right now.

One question, will you guys be streaming the PS conf. on the PS3 when it comes time?


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+ NinjaNabs on May 15th, 2011 at 5:06 am said:

thanks sony even tho i got frustated by the end.i applaud your efforts at making the system more secure.as for the people complaining about the ps store,just be patient -.-.we already got the online which i think is enough for now.i can wait for the ps store.


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+ football5678jtw on May 15th, 2011 at 5:07 am said:

Thank you for everything you’ve done to get the psn back up.


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+ PHatCAt_82 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:07 am said:

Even though it may have took a while to get back online i would never sellout and buy an xbox, no way! I stay true to my my system all the way…!!!! Thanx SONY for everything!!!!!!


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+ xxitslaloxx on May 15th, 2011 at 5:07 am said:

damm god finally thank u sony add me xxitslaloxx


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+ Fawndle on May 15th, 2011 at 5:08 am said:

The reason services were down so long, and the many experts stymied by lack of information are numerous. They slacked off in too many areas, more over time, until this inevitable result ensued. As a customer I do appreciate that they completely rebuilt the service authentication and network architecture with security in mind.

Sony: please do more to build security in at design and development phases, before any deliverables are committed to schedule and pushed out with only cursory functional testing completed. You also need to hire more top notch staff – or move the people who are preventing them from doing their work.

… oh yeah, when is the store going to back? any idea?


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+ akaExodus on May 15th, 2011 at 5:08 am said:

Great Job Sony, Up And Running Again !!


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+ vladdie498 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:08 am said:

Thanks Sony! :D


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+ CJ123451 on May 15th, 2011 at 5:09 am said:

Finally PSN is back online! i missed all my psn friends. Despite this outage and what i say about them involving the outage i always support sony :D we are officially the survivors of the 2011 PSN outage woot


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+ TheBionicWoman on May 15th, 2011 at 5:09 am said:

Thank you Sony for finally turning the psn back on. I couldn’t even get into Netflix. Thanks a million times over, now I can play portal 2 coop. And please Sony dont let this happen again!


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+ JayD-1K on May 15th, 2011 at 5:09 am said:

Good Job Sony!


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+ sageofcelluloid on May 15th, 2011 at 5:10 am said:

So when does the free month of PSN Plus that Stringer promised begin Sony?


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+ SwazzyGyrl on May 15th, 2011 at 5:10 am said:

YAYYY PSN IS BACK UP AND RUNNING HOPEFULLY NTHN HAPPEN LIKE DIS AGAIN *LAUGHS*


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+ HawnKeez on May 15th, 2011 at 5:10 am said:

@BogHawk… lol.. I’m not whining or B#####ing.. I’m just pointing out facts.. You want to be all thankful and condemn others for their disloyalty so I laid down the facts as to why Sony deserves no loyalty or thanks.

If anything you’re the one B###ing about others people making their rightful decision to chose a different gaming console. No ones married to their PS3 bub… except maybe you… you sure do love Sony an awful lot


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+ Sammyto on May 15th, 2011 at 5:11 am said:

Nice Sony, keep up the awesome work, GRACIASSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Ex-DarkBlade on May 15th, 2011 at 5:12 am said:

Thank you so much Sony. I never doubted you guys and waited patiently. Thank you for working hard to get the service back.


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