Whilst the PSN might be up (or, indeed down) in Europe this morning, there’s no sign yet that Japanese gamers will be able to get their dose of online gaming on PlayStation 3 any time soon.
The Dow Jones Newswire is reporting that regulatory bodies in Japan aren’t allowing the network to be switched on until Sony can prove that they’ve taken measures to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
“We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them,” Kazushige Nobutani, director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, told Dow Jones Newswires.
“The first is preventative measures,” he said. “As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference.”
He also wants to know how Sony plans to regain customer confidence.
“There were similar cases in the past that were caused by other firms, and we are asking Sony whether their measures are good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past,” he said.
There’s no word currently on when the PSN will be restarted in Sony’s Japanese territories.