PlayStation Network status update for Japan and Hong Kong, Mixed feelings

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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.

Also See: PSN maintenance today 10/30, down for 2 hours

  • http://twitter.com/talthegooner Tal Dolfi Ellenbogen

    WOOOOOOOOOOOT I live in singapore and OMFG this has been so long I will never buy another sony product during my lifetime, but thank god its FINALLY back after 38 long days of outage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.mcalea Daryl Mcalea

    I live in Hong Kong, i have a Sony PS3 and Sony 3D TV & bluray.

    i have always been a big fan of Sony and have used their products for years. Due to the poor handling of this situation , the extended Down time and the horrific lack of Feedback given by sony to the Asia markets, it has only led to the furthering the Ideal that Japanese Companies maintain an attitude, that Asia countries are inferior to both themselves and the West. As such are not worth there precious attention. Not so much as an update on the Asian websites could be found after the announcement of the return of North America there was no word until today.. Well Sony can Kiss my Ass .. i Will never buy another one of there products again.. Next TV i get is a Samsung and next gen Console will be an Xbox

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.mcalea Daryl Mcalea

    I live in Hong Kong, i have a Sony PS3 and Sony 3D TV & bluray.

    i have always been a big fan of Sony and have used their products for years. Due to the poor handling of this situation , the extended Down time and the horrific lack of Feedback given by sony to the Asia markets, it has only led to the furthering the Ideal that Japanese Companies maintain an attitude, that Asia countries are inferior to both themselves and the West. As such are not worth there precious attention. Not so much as an update on the Asian websites could be found after the announcement of the return of North America there was no word until today.. Well Sony can Kiss my Ass .. i Will never buy another one of there products again.. Next TV i get is a Samsung and next gen Console will be an Xbox

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.mcalea Daryl Mcalea

    I live in Hong Kong, i have a Sony PS3 and Sony 3D TV & bluray.

    i have always been a big fan of Sony and have used their products for years. Due to the poor handling of this situation , the extended Down time and the horrific lack of Feedback given by sony to the Asia markets, it has only led to the furthering the Ideal that Japanese Companies maintain an attitude, that Asia countries are inferior to both themselves and the West. As such are not worth there precious attention. Not so much as an update on the Asian websites could be found after the announcement of the return of North America there was no word until today.. Well Sony can Kiss my Ass .. i Will never buy another one of there products again.. Next TV i get is a Samsung and next gen Console will be an Xbox

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.mcalea Daryl Mcalea

    I live in Hong Kong, i have a Sony PS3 and Sony 3D TV & bluray.

    i have always been a big fan of Sony and have used their products for years. Due to the poor handling of this situation , the extended Down time and the horrific lack of Feedback given by sony to the Asia markets, it has only led to the furthering the Ideal that Japanese Companies maintain an attitude, that Asia countries are inferior to both themselves and the West. As such are not worth there precious attention. Not so much as an update on the Asian websites could be found after the announcement of the return of North America there was no word until today.. Well Sony can Kiss my Ass .. i Will never buy another one of there products again.. Next TV i get is a Samsung and next gen Console will be an Xbox

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Jang/100001061677672 Eugene Jang

      ME TOO! I AGREE! SONY NEVER PAYED ATTENTION TO ASIA

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Jang/100001061677672 Eugene Jang

      ME TOO! I AGREE! SONY NEVER PAYED ATTENTION TO ASIA

  • http://twitter.com/PeacekeeperSun Phillip Chako

    Microsoft looking better and better

  • Anonymous

    What about Canada?? Mine is still down today! (may 28)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Jang/100001061677672 Eugene Jang

    WHAT ABOUT SOUTH KOREA??I HEARD IT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AS HONG KONG?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Jang/100001061677672 Eugene Jang

    WHAT ABOUT SOUTH KOREA??I HEARD IT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AS HONG KONG?