Sony: Store Back This Week

In a press release sent out today, Sony have announced their intention to have the PlayStation Store and “related services” back online by the end of this week.

The first thing to note is that this restoration is applicable to everywhere except Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, which are running a little behind. Secondly, it’s not just the Store coming back this week:

  • 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.

Thirdly, of course, whilst Sony have sent out an official press release saying the services will be back by the end of the week, unprecedented delays can always turn up, so don’t be surprised if this ‘restoration’ ends up rolling into next week. Here’s hoping.

“We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time,” Kaz Hirai, Executive Deputy President of Sony had to say. “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.”

Source: PlayStation Blog



  1. I’d settle for some news on why there is no PSN at all yet in Hong Kong?

  2. good stuff glad its running

  3. I guess it was the store that needed the most time spend on the maximise security.

    In other news, I read on another forum, a hacking forum, that a hacking team is getting ready to attack PSN again.

    • Lame… well, let’s just hope that Sony didn’t cheap out on their new security!

    • What exactly are you doing on a hacking forum?

    • I wonder if Sony ever check those sites/forums? I would really like these people to stop, it’s all getting really rather childish and attention seeking. They obviously weren’t loved enough when growing up (if they grew up at all)

    • i think teh governmants should secretly invent (waste money on) a online system that could make a imperial soldier magically appear after you have you stolen something.

      Stop! You have violated the Law!
      Pay the court a fine or serve your sentance.
      Your System will now be deleted!

      Resist to arrest?!

      Then the guard will say “THEN PAY WITH YOUR DATA!!” thus overlaoding the computer creating a explosion.

    • Oh god, if sony screw up again i’m selling my ps3 and going PC gaming all the way.

  4. Bang on Sony, bang on.

  5. Out of all of the services it definitely would be the store that would need the most work. Since they are dealing with our detaols.

    • *details

    • Yeah they could of took as long as they wanted with the store as long as security is up to scratch.

  6. Question is…

    When can we select and download those two games they promised us?

    Yeah, I know I’m a cheap MOFO but I want to play Infamous (so I remember the story) before Infamous 2 arrives!

    • It is part of the welcome back pack, so whenever the store reappears.

    • Played the demo last night for infamous, now im too hungry for the second one. But sold the first one so wouldn’t mind another play-through quickly.

      • Exactly the same situation here. Sold the 1st one… I wantzzzz the Store to be back up to download the first one and play through it ASAP to get ready for TWO! xD

  7. I was secretly hoping it would be back tomorrow after the system update, but the “end of the week” makes that less likely now. It’s like waiting for Christmas!

    • It’s like waiting for Christmas whilst not knowing how many days are left until Christmas.

  8. Yay. :)

  9. So next week then?

    I know it’s an official statement from them, but i can’t help but expect another delay and false promise.

    • I agree. It will be “Beginning of June” then by the end of the month” then “Hope to have it back by late July” then I just die.

  10. This is from the US blog and there is nothing on the EU blog as yet. Hopefully it will be at the same time…

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