Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) back online starting Sunday, May 15, 2011 on a gradual basis (Video)

By on May 15, 2011 in Announcement, Gaming, Technology, United States, World Comments

Updated: May 17, 2011 2:45 p.m.

Read Sony to give free online games as “Welcome Back” to PlayStation and Qriocity customers

Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) will be back online starting on Sunday, May 15, on a gradual basis, as announced by a top Sony official in the video below released on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Sony Corp. Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai
announcing restoration of PlayStation Network (PSN)

Image Credit: Sony PlayStation blog

“Since the attacks on our networks we have been working around the clock to bring game and media services back online,” Sony Corp. Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai said on the video, noting that all users should immediately change their passwords.

“The online services being restored include signin for PSN and Qriocity, online gameplay on PS3 and PSP, third party services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, MLB.TV, friends lists, chat, trophy comparison and PlayStation Home.” Kazuo added, as he apologized and thanked the customers for patiently waiting.

Mr. Kazuo also noted that all services will PlayStation Store and Qriocity purchasing features will be available “as soon as possible”.

As reported on Sony PlayStation blog on the same say, Sony said that PlayStation users on some US states can now start to log in and download the firm’s updated software on their PS3, but must change their password as well.

Sony PlayStation (PSN), which has been down since last month, also said on the report that the phased restoration will be on state by state basis, with a US map posted on the Sony PlayStation blog showing the states where services are back online.

Nevertheless, Sony cleared that the restoration of PSN throughout US may take several hours while for other regions such as Australia, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand and Asia will also be restored and will issue another statement soon.

Earlier reports revealed that PSN users data may have been stolen and credit card CVV are reportedly for sale but there has been no evidence.

Kazuo Hirai announces restoration of PlayStation Network (PSN)
Video Credit: Sony PlayStation blog

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