PlayStation Store online status unknown, Sony unwilling to commit to date

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We have some more feedback to share with you now, following on from the surprising, or unsuprising admission from Sony that the PlayStation Store will not come back online today as many had expected. Instead, gamers are back to square one it seems – i.e not knowing a solid date for when they will be able to make use of the store again.

We understand that there’s going to be a lot of you who will argue that Sony never actually officially announced a date in the first place for the return of the store, but still when it has been reported everywhere on the internet by major game sites that the PlayStation Store will be back online on May 24th, you tend to jump on board with open arms don’t you?

Sadly though, the store isn’t coming back online yet, and although Sony felt the need to clarify this on the official PlayStation Blog, they once again failed to give a solid date for when everything will be back to normal. Of course it’s disappointing, but we’re sure most of you can hold on for another week. The company are still sticking to their guns on a ‘end of May’ deadline for the PS Store, so let’s pray that nothing major happens in the next week.

Where do you stand on this? Are you a PS3 gamer who is really disappointed with Sony for not keeping the community up to date, or are you a patient gamer, who believes that everyone was ‘stupid’ to believe rumors that the service would be back up on May 24th in the first place. We’re eagerly awaiting feedback on how you feel.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mnsnazri Yie Sver

    how about psn asia?when its gonna up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnsnazri Yie Sver

    how about psn asia?when its gonna up?

  • slammr28

    I’m still Playstation Loyal. I can wait another week for the PS store to come back.

  • slammr28

    I’m still Playstation Loyal. I can wait another week for the PS store to come back.

  • slammr28

    I’m still Playstation Loyal. I can wait another week for the PS store to come back.

  • l ll

    Ok, before you judge me and say “just play some call of duty online like the rest of us” let me give you my background.  I ONLY have downloadable games.  I’m into old games and i’m really into stuff like the neogeo station, I don’t have that many games yet because I’m relatively new to the gaming world and don’t have alot of money.  I did a system format of my ps3 just before the crash, and i also was given 80 dollars worth of psn cards as gifts.  So in a wonderful bit of timing…before I could redownload my old games OR redeem my points the crash happened.  So needless to say, i’ve gone over a month now with NO video games whatsoever.  I know, I know, not the end of the world.  But when you really look forward to relaxing a bit and can’t play ANYTHING it gets a bit annoying .  Now up until today I’ve been very patient with Sony.  i’ve defended them about the whole hacker thing, and tried to just remain optomistic.  But when a rumor that the store’s coming back on the 24′th goes viral like that, Sony needs to realize that people are going to expect it to be true.  It frustrates me that they wait till the actual 24th to deny the rumor!  I’m starting to get very frustrated because I’m going through my sixth weekend in a row coming up without any use of my ps3 for gaming.  And no offense to Sony, but I don’t the free games being offered.  What I want is for them to FIX THE STORE, or at least give us a date…so i can actually play MY games and redeem my psn cards (speaking of which…i hope they work after all these security changes)!

  • l ll

    Ok, before you judge me and say “just play some call of duty online like the rest of us” let me give you my background.  I ONLY have downloadable games.  I’m into old games and i’m really into stuff like the neogeo station, I don’t have that many games yet because I’m relatively new to the gaming world and don’t have alot of money.  I did a system format of my ps3 just before the crash, and i also was given 80 dollars worth of psn cards as gifts.  So in a wonderful bit of timing…before I could redownload my old games OR redeem my points the crash happened.  So needless to say, i’ve gone over a month now with NO video games whatsoever.  I know, I know, not the end of the world.  But when you really look forward to relaxing a bit and can’t play ANYTHING it gets a bit annoying .  Now up until today I’ve been very patient with Sony.  i’ve defended them about the whole hacker thing, and tried to just remain optomistic.  But when a rumor that the store’s coming back on the 24′th goes viral like that, Sony needs to realize that people are going to expect it to be true.  It frustrates me that they wait till the actual 24th to deny the rumor!  I’m starting to get very frustrated because I’m going through my sixth weekend in a row coming up without any use of my ps3 for gaming.  And no offense to Sony, but I don’t the free games being offered.  What I want is for them to FIX THE STORE, or at least give us a date…so i can actually play MY games and redeem my psn cards (speaking of which…i hope they work after all these security changes)!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519305109 Stuart Wfc May

    F%^k xbox PLAYSTATION TILL I DIE

    • Anonymous

      Spoken like a true Sony sheep

  • rob.zawadzki

    Life goes on….. don’t start the whole “PS3 Vs XBox” thing, no-one cares for it, you just buy the 1 you like and shut your pie-hole. It is a shame that Sony don’t ever seem to announce anything to anyone, I only found out PSN was back up ‘cos someone in burger king was telling his girlfriend about it (and yes, she looked thrilled!). They are probably keeping it a bit quite to stop all the PSN crackheads from crashing the store 5 minutes after it comes back online, so I think it could be any time really. Just have to wait until its on, then we will know, sony will say nothing!

  • Zoran Jovanovic

    End of May… ok Sony it’s end of May… one thing only. What year ? To be precise..

  • Zoran Jovanovic

    End of May… ok Sony it’s end of May… one thing only. What year ? To be precise..

  • Anonymous

    F**K i have lost all my maps i can’t wait for the store to
    come back online so i can down load them and i have the hardened edition and i have lost all the old call of duty world at war zombie maps and i would like to no how the hell i get them back

  • Anonymous

    F**K i have lost all my maps i can’t wait for the store to
    come back online so i can down load them and i have the hardened edition and i have lost all the old call of duty world at war zombie maps and i would like to no how the hell i get them back

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnny-Boyd/515729550 Johnny Boyd

    To be quite honest: Enough is enough.  I’m patient enough.  I won’t cry & threaten to take my business away from Sony… but I have 2 Dissidia costumes to download, a Klassic Scorpion kostume & fatality and worst of all I received DCU online as an amazing B-Day gift, but I can’t even play it at all because they all need the “redeem codes” area of account management – which happens to go through the damn PSN Store.  C’mon Sony, the free stuff you’re giving away is great & all, but can’t you just bring back the part of the flippin’ store that doesn’t even require a damn credit card?!  FML.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRZJM566ABRYXPOJIBZ4RIONTQ Philip Maschke

    …i just want to download my free games :) After that they can go offline again….but I was looking forward to “Little Big Planet” which I heard so much about but never wanted to spend money on :P 

  • nickkk_thorn

    to be honest I don’t really care what Sony do anymore, as far as I’m concerned they’ve took the piss and aren’t gonna restore their reputation back to where it was before the hacking, A majority of people’ve already switched to xbox including me, I’ve been a Playstation gamer since I was 7 (12 years ago) so as you can guess Sony must’ve REALLY pissed me off to make me jump ship for Xbox, I mean like after the hack it was “a couple of days” til PSN was back online then it was “by the weekend, oh and your credit card details may’ve been nicked” every week until they got PSN back online and the cunts didn’t even tell us what happened until 1-2 weeks after it happened, if the hackers chose to use our card details we wouldn’tve stood a chance against the hackers because Sony were too damn proud to admit they screwed up, after their shoddy way of handling the situation I couldn’t care less if they go out of business tbh.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mysodahead Peezy Beezy

    I CAN’T REDEEM MY KOMBAT PASS WITHOUT THE STUPID STORE!!!! I really wouldn’t give a crap if the store was open or not if I could redeem my Kombat Pass and wouldn’t have gotten teased with two days of online play and then BOOM! No more online Kombat!! Not to mention I can’t redeem any costume codes either. I really hope Sony get it’s f*cking sh*t together and this doesn’t happen again EVER!!! I do have both systems, but I guess I should blame myself for getting Mortal Kombat for the PS3 instead of the 360. Silly me, I just had to have Kratos!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mysodahead Peezy Beezy

    I CAN’T REDEEM MY KOMBAT PASS WITHOUT THE STUPID STORE!!!! I really wouldn’t give a crap if the store was open or not if I could redeem my Kombat Pass and wouldn’t have gotten teased with two days of online play and then BOOM! No more online Kombat!! Not to mention I can’t redeem any costume codes either. I really hope Sony get it’s f*cking sh*t together and this doesn’t happen again EVER!!! I do have both systems, but I guess I should blame myself for getting Mortal Kombat for the PS3 instead of the 360. Silly me, I just had to have Kratos!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602268827 William Edward Mason

    It’s really not fair to say sony screwed up…  Let’s say that they ROYALLY SCREWED UP!!!
    I don’t care about the free games…They can keep their 1 month + membership.  For over 3 weeks, I have had a $50 sony card sitting on my GOD DAMNED coffee table and I haven’t been able to use it.  That’s right, I can’t even add it to my ps wallet.  The one time I thought is was going to let me, I got an error message saying that $50 would put me over the maximum limit on sony wallet accounts?  Then why the hell sell them?  But I’m not angry, disappointed but not angry.  I have a library of more than 35 xbox360 titles that have online playability and another 20 or so that don’t…  I can keep myself busy.  In the mean time SONY CAN SUCK IT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyrone.greer Tyrone Greer

    Sony continues to fail. Keeping there network insecure and having to remake it is one thing, and you know what I can understand it, everyone screws up, so a corporation can too.

    But there lack of communication skills is disturbing frankly, how hard would it off been to tell us no to the internet hype, rather than to wait till the day before. Even now they refuse to give us a day which tells me only one thing, they do not know.

    So frankly I will be surprised if its up in the next week. and at this point I don’t care, I am out. PS3 being sold as a this afternoon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZIXIQHKGJGSKDDBDE5GBHLXSY TheGardener

    The PSN store is the least of our worries in Asia as we don’t even have the PSN back online here. And as usual with Sony they are keeping us completely in the dark about it! Shame on you Sony!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Serwan-Bedawi/544930151 Serwan Bedawi

    Ok well this sux, But well I guess it will be back up when its finished.
    Hopefully not after their own set deadline of May 31.
    Main reason I want PSN Store back is my welcome back package^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Kint/100000042532704 Mark Kint

    I’m not all that surprised.  Not one game company has ever had a good track record of communicating about things. I’ve been waiting for a while now & am not hopeful they will meet their own deadline of May 31. If they make it it might be the first time a company does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Kint/100000042532704 Mark Kint

    I’m not all that surprised.  Not one game company has ever had a good track record of communicating about things. I’ve been waiting for a while now & am not hopeful they will meet their own deadline of May 31. If they make it it might be the first time a company does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Lougheed/648490215 Neil Lougheed

    Im more or less angry by the fact that my first strike map pack up and disappeared for no apparent reason, and now i have to wait for the store to come back up so i can download it again…weird

  • http://www.facebook.com/Corpser Ray Silcox

    im very upset about this being down for so long, for the lone reason of that i got LA Noire and just picked up Mass Effect 2, and have had brink for a while too for the PS3 and all these titles have DLC included with them and not being able to download it upsets me greatly lol, but so long as it comes up soon ill be fine with it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Corpser Ray Silcox

    im very upset about this being down for so long, for the lone reason of that i got LA Noire and just picked up Mass Effect 2, and have had brink for a while too for the PS3 and all these titles have DLC included with them and not being able to download it upsets me greatly lol, but so long as it comes up soon ill be fine with it