PlayStation Network: Asia Status update for Hong Kong, Sony responds

By Posted 30 May 2011, 03:21

As we informed you at the end of the last week, it continues to be a frustrating time for PlayStation 3 owners in Hong Kong and other Asia countries, as despite the fact that some PSN services have resumed in the UK, the US and also Japan – it remains offline for Hong Kong gamers.

Although we don’t have the good news that you’re waiting to hear yet, we do have an update for you from Sony directly. We asked their Hong Kong PlayStation division when the PlayStation Network would be back online, and we received a response from Benny Garcia from their Customer Communications and Relations Department:

”Please be informed that we are making necessary preparations as well as in discussions with concerned authorities. We will inform you as soon as services can be resumed. We expect to have the services fully restored by the end of May 2011.”

As you can see, it means that there’s a good chance that gamers in Hong Kong will be able to play online again by Wednesday, if their ‘end of May’ prediction is accurate. Also, it appears as if government fears are once again stepping in the way of Sony re-activating services, just like what happened with Japan’s government blocking Sony from switching PSN on at the same time as the US and Europe.

On a side note, we’re hearing that gamers from South Korea are also unable to access the PlayStation Network too, so hopefully the statement above applies to you as well. If we get a response back from Sony today, we’ll let you know what they say.

If you still can’t access the PlayStation Network in your area, get in touch with us below.

  • wingchun ying

    how long do we need to wait……it is ridiculas ……(hong kong) help us get online!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ECHHWP4XPQMA7K2F3YQOCZV5SE Daniel

    I am in China and have a hk and aussie PSN account and cannot get online at all!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44WGIFQZ26DL455CAEKNEGR2X4 Sport Download

    Indian and not working as well

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

    COME ON STOP JUST HEARING STUFF AND DO SOMETHING R U GUYS RETARTED?????? (SOUTH KOREA)

  • http://twitter.com/NMonk1 Alex W

    I live in South Korea. I’m disgusted by the way we have been treated by Sony. Not a single proper update or information on why this has happened and why they can’t switch it on for us in 6 weeks.  I’m not going to do anything stupid like buy swap for an XBox 360, mainly cos I can’t afford too, but I can guarantee I will never ever buy anything Sony again. I don’t care about the fact they got hacked, I care about the way they have treated us. Have you seen the welcome back package we get here? It sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Malakounas/100002001284051 Dimitris Malakounas

    I live in Cyprus, europe, greece, and still we cant log in into the psn… any news when????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NO7V4FXUYVKX26IBGAN27PWLKA dooon

    why  playstation network in hong kong online with other asian country ?wtf……………………………..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NO7V4FXUYVKX26IBGAN27PWLKA dooon

    why playstation network in hong kong never online with other asian country?/

  • wingchun ying

    how can we even use this welcom package ….giving list of games we can not download or expect to play…….where is the online???? need that first!!! (hong kong)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000873306494 Guillermo Lee Braceras

    I can t 
    soy de espa;a y no puedo conectarme en HK
    esto es una mierda
    deberia a ver creado 1 millon de cuentas de sony para pedir un millon de meses plus 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000873306494 Guillermo Lee Braceras

    I can t 
    soy de espa;a y no puedo conectarme en HK
    esto es una mierda
    deberia a ver creado 1 millon de cuentas de sony para pedir un millon de meses plus 

  • http://twitter.com/ChiTown_Soldier Ramon Acevedo Jr.

    I am in korea and still cannot access the PSN.  I i think this is ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camako671 Kyle Camacho

    I have a PS3 with two accounts, one of them being a Hong Kong account. My US account works, but it is very laggy, and the PlayStation Store keeps giving me errors… The Hong Kong account is still not working.. How did they manage to leave Hong Kong out of the restoration process…?!

  • Anonymous

    I am stationed in south korea and I have a US PSN account. I still can’t get online, what bothers me most is that the welcome back package expires on july 3rd, if I can’t log on to even redeem my Portal 2/ LA Noire DLC how the heck am I going to be able to reap the benefits of the welcome back package before it expires, heck we  will probably still be offline in july…I really hate the Playstation  section of Sony…

  • Anonymous

    I am stationed in south korea and I have a US PSN account. I still can’t get online, what bothers me most is that the welcome back package expires on july 3rd, if I can’t log on to even redeem my Portal 2/ LA Noire DLC how the heck am I going to be able to reap the benefits of the welcome back package before it expires, heck we  will probably still be offline in july…I really hate the Playstation  section of Sony…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10737298 Abe Kim

    PSN is still completely out in Korea.  No update status from their end.  Completely silent on the Korean website. 

    Hey– At least they give us news on the upcoming Infamous 2 and PS Vita!  Thanks Sony!  This will really help get us the useful information we need about the PSN!