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May 14

Play On – PSN Restoration Begins Now

Patrick Seybold's Avatar Posted by 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!

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Mad-Max1991 said:

May 15th, 5:31 am

I glad to wake up with the network up :)

doewood said:

May 15th, 5:32 am

Its back baby!!!!! wooohooooo!! coming to you live from my room playing uncharted 2 in Puerto Rico!!!!! EXITEDNESS!!!

WilHiteWarrior said:

May 15th, 5:32 am

I wonder if Jitender WAS the hacker…
Hey its possible :D

br4957 said:

May 15th, 5:33 am

Gaming before i go have a nice brunch! Best of both worlds!

ArthurSataine said:

May 15th, 5:33 am

@cam8059 Yo man, I’m in Tennessee as well. I’ve had no problem changing my password and signing in. I suspect, with it now being 7:30, everyone is getting up and doing all this at once. So, it is probably just a bit of server stress. Keep signing in with your new password. It should work eventually. If not, I would hit up tech support with the issue.

xPuRpL3-BaRNeYx said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

Ok,im glad psn is back up,but why cant I login to my main account? Im trying to login to my backup account too but it wont work!i have an email for each account but im not receiving any messages about changing my password.

Littlegentleman said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

oh my goodness it’s about time! Next time Sony, when anything like this happens, please remember to communicate to us what’s going on!!!! Thanks for the help you were able to provide, and for the ID theft security

CrazyShot69 said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

@HawnKeez Wow are you that stupid, they did not get our credit card info they only got screen names,emails,passwords and your address they didnt get your cc info becuase that was the only thing encrypted next time fully read what was said before you open your mouth.

gmoney3456two said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

haha talk smack now xbox user’s lol!!!!

vein-of-stars said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

Finally!!! woot!! ready for the 10 min sync lol!

Arnald23 said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

I can finally play online thank god! is the second coming of PSN!

Strange thing that I can’t get into some sites lilke lbp.me

gonzo1357 said:

May 15th, 5:34 am

When will PSN store be up and running. Oh an please add me gonzo1357

purehunter98 said:

May 15th, 5:35 am

thank you sony

you gues are freaking awsome

NinjaNabs said:

May 15th, 5:35 am

jtender is probably one of the hackers.hes the first guy who commented on the blog when psn was back up.

FBI_AGENT22 said:

May 15th, 5:36 am

Yay I can kill people again!!!!!!!!!!

tolday said:

May 15th, 5:36 am

great job Sony !!!!!!! now lets focus on ps store …”Long live the king of entertainment” Sony industry

grhsgomer said:

May 15th, 5:37 am

great job sony you have been greatly missed!!!

hotmyers16 said:

May 15th, 5:37 am

never lost faith in you sony, glad to see things are up and running again! And for the people who are wondering why the store is down, it’s probably (don’t quote me on this) because they’re updating it. cause i mean come on. you know how many people would cram into the servers to get their free 30 days playstation plus? albeit i kind of did the stupid thing and got mass effect 2 while it was still down, so i can’t activate my cerberus card just yet. in the meantime though, enjoy the surplus of littlebigplanet 2 community levels!

SharkAttack612 said:

May 15th, 5:37 am

Thanks so much Sony!! I will never ever switch to Xbox in my whole life. What didn’t kill us only makes us stronger.

krazy_killa45 said:

May 15th, 5:39 am

Thanks alot sony, I swear I was going through withdrawls LOL. anyway glad to have ps3 back up, i was up all night watching the map…though Canada didnt come on till around 3AM i havent slept since :P too excited! thanks for patching things up sony and it never happens again for my sanity’s sake :P

killer2219 said:

May 15th, 5:39 am

=0

excaliber45 said:

May 15th, 5:39 am

@ Hawnkeez: well, I guess there’s no pleasing some unhappy, ungrateful people is there? Also I find it funny that most people who choose that SOCOM avatar are trolls or Negative Nancy’s. All I know is I am happy that the network is online because that means all the people who were quiet and patient during this crisis will get to enjoy their online once more. As for people like you and sid4peeps (whose constant “I’m getting a 360 is this crap isn’t back up yadda yadda waaaa waaa” annoyed me to no end) I have only one thing to say: just go play your Xbox and get games for that console. Don’t even bother with Sony products if you’re gonna hate.

archdemonoid said:

May 15th, 5:40 am

I’m happy the network is back up and I think sony did a good job and congratulate them on a job well done in restoring services.

es_is_fresh06 said:

May 15th, 5:40 am

i <3 you

luciFOUR said:

May 15th, 5:40 am

Glad you guys got New England up as one of the first areas in the US!

To be honest, the first two weeks I was okay with, but during the last one it was starting to get old. Wasn’t going to trade my PS3 in, but it was starting to get ridiculous.

Thanks

Elvick_ said:

May 15th, 5:41 am

Way to go Sony, I appreciate how you’ve handled everything. If anyone can bounce back, it’s you. You’ve done it before and you’ll do it again. You’re too good to not succeed in this industry. Keep it up.

cam8059 said:

May 15th, 5:41 am

still can’t get online, anyone know what to do?

Could someone please help with this:

I live in Tennessee and I’ve downloaded the update and when I hit sign in it made me change my password. So i did. Then I tried to sign in and it just will not sign in. It keeps saying ” signing in please wait” “if it is taking a long time to sign in, check your network connection.” I was patient and waited about 30 minutes and it still isn’t finished. So i turned off the ps3 and tried again, sane thing happens” So i did a internet test (under network settings) and it found said everything was available until it got to PSN then it said FAILED.

Any ideas on what to do??????

BogHawk said:

May 15th, 5:41 am

yes Brink is bad to the bone if anyone has it please add me and ill play with you been wanting to play it since it came out (online)

Bilsebob said:

May 15th, 5:41 am

Welcome back one and all. Game on!!!!!

Cheesehead_Dave said:

May 15th, 5:42 am

Wait… PSN was down? I didn’t hear a thing about it!

Seriously: While I was among the annoyed masses that had just picked up Portal 2 and found that half the game was suddenly unavailable to play, I’m glad you took the time to (hopefully) fix everything properly and not just rush out a half-a$$ed bandaid patch. Welcome back to the internet!

Skulztom said:

May 15th, 5:42 am

PLAY ON INDEED!!!

Bulletproof_1991 said:

May 15th, 5:42 am

xBox 4 Lyfe :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D i lied lol

DragonGod90 said:

May 15th, 5:42 am

Thanks for restoring the first services =p.

Now we need the store back and we’re golden! I have 40 PSN Dollars burning a hole in my wallet =p.

Bottzilla19 said:

May 15th, 5:43 am

Thank you Sony for all the hard work you have done over these past three weeks. I’m actually glad psn was down for a few weeks. It gave me time to get out of the house and live my life. Instead of just sitting on the couch and playing blackops all day! So for all of you losers who complained and whined about online not being online right away, get a life. Psn is fun and all but you all need to take a break every now and then. Go outside and take a walk or perhaps play some catch. Live your life and dont waste it all on videogames especially not xbox live.. lol but seriously Sony, keep up the good work!

jwtherev said:

May 15th, 5:43 am

My mainn acount name is jwtherev, I’m trying to use my other account but It’s asking me to change my password thru my email but I can’t login Bcus I don’t know the password but I want to keep that name Bcus I don’t want to lose my friends under my noieo-3539 name. So please help me somebody? I appreciate you all help.

BogHawk said:

May 15th, 5:43 am

Cam8059 do this turn off your PS3.unplug ur cords to ur system and your tv walk over to your cable modem or router whicever you have unplug everything from it wait 1min then plug all you cable modem and router stuff back in wait another min plug all your ps3 stuff back in then turn ur ps3 on and it should work

Hustlas_Union said:

May 15th, 5:43 am

u made my day today sony thanks 4real and keep up the good work i will always support u all and everyone i believe in y’all…

lasassy509 said:

May 15th, 5:43 am

thank you very much SONY im happy 2 get back online and play :) I WOULD NEVER BETRAY U 4 xbox

saxdawg00 said:

May 15th, 5:44 am

KILLZONE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ThatoneGuyWayne said:

May 15th, 5:44 am

Thanks<3 SOCOM 4 Multiplayer FTW!!!!

Bladesofgold said:

May 15th, 5:44 am

Thanx Sony ! :)

DidntCmeComin said:

May 15th, 5:45 am

@excaliber45; I am a dedicated Socom 1/2/3/CA/4 player and I take offense to that

On another note thank you Sony for geting the PSN back online here in CT so quick, you guys are awesome. I never lost hope – good luck in the future

keggwarrior said:

May 15th, 5:45 am

I’m with boghawk thanks it was a tuff wait but a real Sony consumer sticks in there like a hardcore sports fan xbox has no place in my house also like the other dude when might the store be up

EdwardDG- said:

May 15th, 5:45 am

So glad to be back!

tornadoperson98 said:

May 15th, 5:46 am

thank u sony. finally after playing pc online for 3 weeks, the best online gaming company is better than ever. thank u

FlyingBurrito76 said:

May 15th, 5:46 am

I could say a million things right now, but I’ll just say the one that matters:

WELCOME BACK PSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

waspennator said:

May 15th, 5:46 am

At Last. Thank you Sony for starting up the network!

jwtherev said:

May 15th, 5:46 am

Boghawk I will try that. Thx

MadeByMonkeys said:

May 15th, 5:46 am

Portal 2 is not a game that lends itself to replay, Arthur.

And, from a business perspective, I bought a product that I could not use as advertised for almost a month, which was enough time for the new-release game I bought with it to become next to worthless. I don’t say that’s as bad as my name, birthdate, and address being scattered all over the planet, but it’s not NOTHING, either.

black-goldcity6 said:

May 15th, 5:47 am

glad to be back sony

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