As Dan posted overnight, if you switch on your PS3 and navigate over to the System Software update section, you’ll be able to grab a brand new firmware update – 3.61.
At the moment, this is optional for us Europeans – the PSN itself is still, at the time of writing at least, down. However, by grabbing the firmware now you’ll be in better shape for getting back online when it fires back up.
When will that be? Well, it’s already started happening – some users in the States are already back up and running, and whilst the process will be a ‘phased’ one we’re not expecting Europe to be too far behind.
So, first up – grab the firmware. We’re hoping that Europe will be back in the game later today or tomorrow and then – finally – we’ll all be able to play some online gaming.
But before that, you’ll need to reset your password. Once PSN is back, and you’ve got the firmware, you’ll be able to attempt to sign in (with your old username and password) at which point the PS3 will force you to reset your password.
Managed to get online? Keep everyone updated in the comments.