While PS3 owners in the US, UK and other parts of Europe are enjoying being able to play online games again, the same cannot be said for everyone in Asia. The PlayStation Network has remained offline since the outage first occured in April, but we have some good news for you at last.
A fresh report today from Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed that Sony intends to switch the PlayStation Network back online for Japan and a small list of other Asian countries on Saturday May 27th. These are Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, as reported from VG247.
As you can see though, Hong Kong is mysteriously absent from the list, and we’re not sure why. We’re hoping that this has been a mistake by Sony and they will also be included on the initial PSN restoration for Asia, because if not, gamers in Hong Kong are going to feel a little hard done by for sure.
In case you didn’t know, Sony didn’t bring the PSN online for Japan at the same time as Europe and US due to fears from the Japanese government that the network was not 100% protected from hackers. Thankfully though, it now looks like that has been settled and Japanese gamers can look forward to online gaming again over the weekend.
We’ll try and clear up the confusion regarding PSN services for Hong Kong gamers asap. If you are a PSN owner in Asia reading this, let us know your thoughts on the outage.
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