PSN Back Up In Asia Tomorrow

After countless wranglings, the PlayStation Network resumes service in Asia as of tomorrow, the 28th of May.

Gamers in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will see the service back up and running, with the first round of reboots including:

  • Sign-in and password change for PSN and Qriocity
  • Friend List, Chat, and Trophies
  • PS3 and PSP online play
  • PlayStation Home
  • Torne

Japanese players will also get their own “Welcome Back” package, being able to choose two games from The Last Guy, Loco Roco, Echochome, Wipeout and Hustler King.  Similar offers are available for PSP gamers.

There’ll also be 30 free days of PlayStation Plus and Platinum membership for the Weekly Toro Station.

Via AndriaSang.



  1. Good! This is properly also important for the comeback of the store worldwide.

  2. Welcome back, a (hopefully) much more secure PSN.

    We’ve all missed you.

    This is written before it’s announced that the PSN return has been postoned again… – I really hope not!

    • “Postoned”? How about “postponed”! Sorry, it’s not sitting square at the keyboard that does it…

  3. So the JP government must’ve ok’d the PSN security then. I read a week ago that the JP goverment were waiting for SONY to deliveer a secure PSN that mest certain standards or something…

  4. That’s a pretty poor ‘welcome back’ package. Low priced games from a few years ago. Wipeout is the stand-out of the bunch for quality but it’s still a few years old.

    • I was thinking the same thing , and they had to wait an extra 2 weeks !

    • thinking the same thing, ours is better

  5. “Malasia” – is that, like, Bad Asia?


    (I’ll get my coat.)

    • And all the shitty games too. We really are getting punished for something…

  6. Is not Loco Roco a psp game?

    • LocoRoco Cocoreccho is a PS3 offspring of the LocoRoco PSP series.

  7. what’s torne?

  8. Whats Torne?

    • Torne’s like their version of Play TV I think.

    • It as trophies

  9. Fantastic news for them! All we now is the store…

  10. Now the Japanese government can go back to lying about how safe their nuclear power stations are to the Japanese people then. And they stop SONY’s PS3 for not being safe? ? ? LoL

    Anyway cool its back tomorrow because i have a Japanese + Chinese account;) [but still got to wait for the store i suppose]

    • I must admit I have been thinking that the JP Government should have more pressing issues to worry about than the security of the PSN, such as how they’re going to resolve the $XXX Billion worth of dammage that needs fixing. But, technology is a big part of their hold on the global market, so obviously it’s in their best interest, even if it does seem more trivial than other stuff.

    • Erm, the situation at Fukushima is that the radiation hasn’t killed anyone*, is extremely unlikely to and is so far very unlikely to have any significant affects on anyone’s health either long or short term.

      *Two plant workers were killed at the site, but they were drowned by the tsunami.

      The nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake almost 10 times stronger than it was designed to resist (magnitude 9.0 vs. design limit of 8.2) and a tsunami almost 3 times higher than the expected maximum (15m vs. 5.8m). It stood up extremely well to both and no one has been exposed to more than relatively trivial and harmless levels of radiation.

      The exclusion zone has affected 140,000 people. The long term economic impact is unknown but at the moment they are set to receive around $600m in compensation.

      Now I am not for one moment belittling their suffering or situation, but let’s look at the numbers associated with the PSN hack.

      100m accounts, of which a minority will be multiple accounts for the same individual, so let’s say 66m individuals put at risk of identity fraud.

      Sony’s cost estimate so far is about $170m, the cost to developers and publishers in unknown. Capcom have said it could be cost them “millions of dollars” in lost revenue.

      And ultimately it was not the Japanese government asking Sony to clarify things before restarting PSN there. The credit card companies had asked the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to intervene on their behalf to press Sony for details of the security measures.

      In Japan it is the credit card companies that will end up paying compensation as there is no ID fraud insurance on offer as there is in the US and EU. So the delay was down to the credit card companies covering their collective asses that has kept the PSN down in Asia.

      Enough of a reality check for you?

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