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