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Full PSN Services, including PlayStation Store, Return This Week

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 30, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

This press release just hit the wire – PlayStation Store and related services (like voucher redemption) back this week:

SONY AND SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF PLAYSTATION®NETWORK SERVICES

Tokyo, May 31, 2011 – Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™ for PlayStation®3 (PS3®), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), VAIO and other PCs. Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced as they become available.

The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions. The first phase of PlayStation Network and Qriocity restoration began on May 15 in the Americas and Europe/PAL territories, followed by Japan and Asian countries and regions on May 28, when the company brought partial services back online. With this partial restoration users were able to access to some of the services such as online game play, account management, friend lists and chat functionality were restored. The full restoration of PlayStation Network as well as part of services to become available on Qriocity will include:

• 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

Customers will be able to purchase and download games and video content from the PlayStation®Store on PS3 or PSP. In addition, consumers will have full access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity through PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PC’s. Service restoration of Video on Demand powered by Qriocity™ and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for a variety of network-enabled Sony devices will be announced later.

“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,” said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. “We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time.”

The company will be offering customers a “Welcome Back” package of services and premium content to all registered PlayStation Network* and Qriocity account services. The details of this program will continue to be detailed regionally.

* Only available for those countries with access to PlayStation®Store.

We will update the PlayStation Blog when the PlayStation Store is once again open for business.

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1751

+ H0DGY_K1D88 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:31 am said:

C’mon guys, you can wait for a few days longer cant you!?

…………….cus I cant…………….


1752

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:33 am said:

YA RIGHT IS IT GONNA BE THIS WEEK THIS YEAR OR NEXT LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE WHY CANT U KEEP A DEADLINE?


1753

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on June 1st, 2011 at 6:41 am said:

i want my download list NOW!


1754

+ UmmmmmShi on June 1st, 2011 at 6:41 am said:

guys they said by the end of the week not wensday.. so just hold on for a couple of days.


1755

+ WaR_BirD-KSA on June 1st, 2011 at 6:43 am said:

thanks sony, i really hope so :) VIVA LA PLAYSTATION!


1756

+ DidntCmeComin on June 1st, 2011 at 6:46 am said:

I know Jesus missed his deadline for the end of the world
But you’re taking this whole WWJD thing kinda far =/


1757

+ LuiguiPR on June 1st, 2011 at 6:47 am said:

LuiguiPR says “that’s not cool”: tipical Sony, another day another LIE. Is the beginning of month and no Ps Store. Lets see how you are going to pay me back from my expired code.


1758

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:52 am said:

THIS ALL STARTED CUZZ SONY TOOK A FEATURE THAT I PAID $600 FOR THE OPTION TO PUT ON A DIFFERENT OS, SO SOME KID FIGURES OUT HOW TO DO IT, SONY SUES AND FOR THIER COMPLETE LACK OF CUSTOMER SERVICE NOT ONLY PSN WAS ATTACKED BUT S.O.E WAS ALSO ATTACKED WITH 2500 NAMES AND ACCOUNT NUMBERS POSTED TO THIER SITE. AS A RESPONSE TO THIER LOUSY PR WORK, THE HACKERS ARENT TO BLAME THEY SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR STICKING UP FOR EVERY PLAYSTATION OWNER WHO WANTS WHAT THEY PAID FOR. iF THE MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF RUNNING HOMEBREW WHY DOESNT IT?


1759

+ GET2DAACHOPPAAAA on June 1st, 2011 at 6:52 am said:

Sony cannot keep a deadline to save their life.


1760

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:53 am said:

AND NO THEY SAID BY THE END OF THE MONTH


1761

+ dhfhs2 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:55 am said:

@1756 Lol but no man can predict the end of the world… Well they can but it’ll end up to be bull…


1762

+ lilcanuck on June 1st, 2011 at 6:55 am said:

you are so completeky off track so you are saying its great they broke the law and stole 77 million users information and that is worth a congratulation i realy think not


1763

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:56 am said:

AND 4 GARBAGE GAMES TO PICK FROM WHAT A JOKE


1764

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 6:59 am said:

YA ITS TOTALLY WORTH IT SHOULD WE ALL SUE SONY FOR FALSE ADVERTISING? CUZZ LAST I CHECKED THEY STILL HAVE COMMERCIALS SAYING THE STORE WORKS AND DURING THE OUTAGE THEY STILL ADVERTISED THE PSN AND LIE LIE LIE SOME MORE YOU WOULD THINK THE NUMBER ONE ELECTRONICS DEALER IN THE WORLD COULD DO A BETTER JOB AND NOT CONSTANTLY STEAL FEATURES OFF MY SYSTEM.


1765

+ xX1The_Host1Xx on June 1st, 2011 at 7:00 am said:

@radar427

He wasn’t sued for running home-brew. he was sues because he showed how to do it on the internet so everybody can pirate games. He illegally sold his home-brew that pirated DLCs, Games, Movies, And premium services.


1766

+ dhfhs2 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:01 am said:

@1758 Wrong. By SONY stopping custom firmware it allows cheaters! Hackers shouldn’t be on PSN. But yeah do what you want outside of PSN. You PAID for the console, NOT online, you don’t own it anymore than you own this website.


1767

+ dhfhs2 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:04 am said:

By Sony NOT stopping***


1768

+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:04 am said:

@1766 good point
@1765 true


1769

+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:06 am said:

i wish i could rate 1/5 on this blog post more than once.


1770

+ dhfhs2 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:06 am said:

@1765 Custom firmware allows you to do anything.. Even though GeoHot doesn’t pirate, other sources provide tools to do this…


1771

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:07 am said:

Im sure there a patch to stop pirates and cheating sony was just mad somone got passed it, i dont like cheaters either just want the system i paid for is all. And when i bought it u could put lynix on it, but watchout sony cant keep nuthin nice, what happened to ps2 playability lasted a year n the stopped making the nice systems because of reduced ps2 sales. well they should stop making that antique anyway


1772

+ k1ttyrawrz on June 1st, 2011 at 7:08 am said:

Halfo of the PSN population cries over a store……..?


1773

+ mtvmaxx on June 1st, 2011 at 7:10 am said:

It’s amazing to me that they’re boasting they’re gonna have full functionality by the end of the week, and yet I still can’t sign into the network on their website. “Site Maintenance” Tell me another one Sony….


1774

+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:11 am said:

@1771 they didnt meet their deadline,they basicalled lied to us again.im not crying,im just disappointed in sony.


1775

+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:12 am said:

i cant even log on the psn right now.it doesnt log me in and it says suggested actions.


1776

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:13 am said:

And this lack of communication is the reason for the most recent attacks there should be a daily progress report on here but sony dont have time for us


1777

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:13 am said:

good old pat cant even reply to ANYONE!


1778

+ bigbaddoom31 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

Ummmm a deadline and a target date are different. A deadline has a set date and a target doesn’t. And in terms of the hacking it’s only going to make people work harder to crack the system again.


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+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:17 am said:

@radar427 ya i couldnt agree with you more.they dont meet their deadlines yet they rarely ever update us.there were times during the psn outage that they made us wait 3-4 days untill they gave us an update.also,its not the first time that they wait till the last second to update us on whats going on.they dont realise how much theyre not helping themselves and how bad they make themselves look.


1780

+ midknight24 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:18 am said:

Hey guys , I just read that the “postponed maintanence ” will start tonight, so there are some high hopes that they could bring the store back tomorrow


1781

+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on June 1st, 2011 at 7:18 am said:

No any man can predict the end of the world and be right you just need a plan of action like against hackers and gadar427 oops typo oh wait no it’s not


1782

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:19 am said:

i think the anger among the users would subside if they could keep us updated i understand it takes time, but they act like they never built a server before


1783

+ midknight24 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:19 am said:

Just google Playstation Store Im sure yall will at least find some info


1784

+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on June 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am said:

It must take time to make sure the servers can handle a hundred million users


1785

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am said:

Really u call names go to school kiddie adault talkin here


1786

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:21 am said:

its not new to have about 88million users on psn


1787

+ Guru233 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:22 am said:

Seems all the NON SONY sites get the info 1st. what’s up with that?


1788

+ anonymouse84 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:23 am said:

Again, you’re all off base (except for Radar, they have a brain). You are all neglecting to realize one very, very important fact and that is that Sony has painted the biggest hacker bullseye in recent years.

They have stood up against the hackers and claimed to have created one of “the most secure networks on earth.” Let me just go ahead and say right now that they are lying folks, guaranteed…any system that is as open as PSN is will always have weaknesses.

So, do not be surprised if the whole thing goes down again in 2 weeks.


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+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on June 1st, 2011 at 7:24 am said:

sorry bud but i just don’t think it is right to go on sonys website on a sony blog about restoration of the sony store and then say the hackers were right for commiting a crime wich was not victimless just look at you your pissed it is still down that is because of the hackers derp da derp


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+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:24 am said:

@radar427 exactly…they act unprofessional yet they expect us to be patient and jolly.

@midknight24 rumour plz?knowing sony,it wont come back untill the last day of the week or will be delayed yet again.ill be laughing when they go at E3 and have to explain their failures and how the playstation store is still not back up after 6 weeks.


1791

+ midknight24 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:24 am said:

Think of it this way, Its wednesday, that means there are only 2 days left in the week. Playstation store can’t be that far away


1792

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:25 am said:

Well those are rumors im betting, speculation at best, untill we have a big long video detailing the store and welcome back crap then its not gonna be on,


1793

+ Guru233 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:25 am said:

If someone can build it another can break it.


1794

+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:26 am said:

my money is on saturday about 11pm they will start


1795

+ NinjaNabs on June 1st, 2011 at 7:26 am said:

@anonymouse84 tell me something i dont know,smart guy?


1796

+ anonymouse84 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:27 am said:

Seal Team you are either a Sony employee or one of the most foolish consumers on earth. Cracking the PS3 to run Linux is NOT illegal, and indeed it was an act to benefit all PS3 users.

Personally, I am loading up my system with all the games I’ll need and will then be abstaining from PSN; because, they are not done with Sony yet I am sure.


1797

+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on June 1st, 2011 at 7:27 am said:

no 10:30 latest but never as late as 11


1798

+ PoopyMcG on June 1st, 2011 at 7:27 am said:

You know I have seen a lot of comments on here about backwards compatibility, and I am wondering are there that many people who really still play the ps2 games? Seems like watching a VHS on a 60 inch DLP television. Don’t get me wrong some of those games were awesome…ten years ago. Seems like a crap excuse to bash the ps3 to me.


1799

+ anonymouse84 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am said:

@NInjaNabs… What would you like to know? I can’t possibly guess as to what someone who employs rhetoric may or may not know. Come at me /b/ro!


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+ radar427 on June 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am said:

I get that but to say sony didnt deserve an eyeopener idk i would hope they would treat us better after this, i believe its the best system out there they really need to work on thier pr skills


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