Reasons PlayStation Store may be back online soon

By Gary Johnson - May 30, 2011

There is much speculation when the PS Store may be back with us, yesterday saw some areas affected with the PlayStation Network going down for a short period of time. Now we have an article looking at when the PlayStation Store will be back online, and reasons why it may be soon.

An article over on Go Gaming Giant is looking at why the PlayStation Store may be back even today. With the recent outages of the service for some gamers could mean that Sony is testing the PS Store during the downtime. The latest maintenance planned for this week Sony notified us about a week ago, which doesn’t normally happen.

It may just be that after the service was down for around a month they wanted to give users as much notice as possible. Normally the PS Store gets updated on a Tuesday so it would make perfect sense for the PS Store to be brought back during the maintenance. Previously we had Sony saying that they hope to have the full service resumed by the end of the month.

The much publicized Welcome Back Package will allow users to have services for one month it would be easier if these services could start on June 1st, so will be easier to know when they expire. Sony have already detailed how content will be downloaded to the Store, this will allow them catch up with the backlog which has built up during the outage.

Do think the PS Store will come back online once the planned maintenance has finished?

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  • Ricardo Gonçalves

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s working

  • Ricardo Gonçalves

    “PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:30 on Wednesday 1 June 2011 until 07:01 on Thursday 2 June 2011, GMT.”

    I bet that by this rate, it’s not going to be ready by monday.

  • Ricardo Gonçalves

    “PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:30 on Wednesday 1 June 2011 until 07:01 on Thursday 2 June 2011, GMT.”

    I bet that by this rate, it’s not going to be ready by monday.

  • Lets see it’s now June 1st and no playstation store.

  • EA said that sony mentioned the store back up on 6/1

  • EA said that sony mentioned the store back up on 6/1

  • Just have it up by June 3rd so I can buy the escalation map pack!

  • Anonymous

    just put the store back up fony shamestation

  • Anonymous

    just put the store back up fony shamestation

  • omg psn store i want to buy stuff 

  • omg psn store i want to buy stuff 

  • omg psn store i want to buy stuff 

  • omg psn store i want to buy stuff 

  • I doubt it they dont care what consumers want. theres no way they couldnt have it up by now unless PSN was that weak in its security in first place that they had noway to fix without preatty much starting over. So no I dont think it will up till around June 6th. I wonder how many more will leave Sony if that happens

  • I doubt it they dont care what consumers want. theres no way they couldnt have it up by now unless PSN was that weak in its security in first place that they had noway to fix without preatty much starting over. So no I dont think it will up till around June 6th. I wonder how many more will leave Sony if that happens

  • Mudassirul Waris

    i recently bought a pspgo, i have no (legitimate) games, bah hah hah ha

  • Mudassirul Waris

    i recently bought a pspgo, i have no (legitimate) games, bah hah hah ha

  • will we get two free games and a new free redeem code for fifa 11

  • Cody Petrich

    Yep….still not up in the U.S. got a feeling it won’t be today….or for a long time >.>

  • see you next tuesday psn

  • put all you mama’s togethers to form a giant ship. Santa here we come

  • Anonymous

    PSN STORE BACK ON HURRAY!!!!

    WORTH THE WAIT

    • David Murphy

      DOLPHINS FINALLY GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE

      HUZZAH! WORTH THE WAIT!

    • David Murphy

      DOLPHINS FINALLY GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE

      HUZZAH! WORTH THE WAIT!

    • David Murphy

      DOLPHINS FINALLY GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE

      HUZZAH! WORTH THE WAIT!

    • David Murphy

      DOLPHINS FINALLY GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE

      HUZZAH! WORTH THE WAIT!

    • David Murphy

      DOLPHINS FINALLY GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE

      HUZZAH! WORTH THE WAIT!

    • What country do you live in and if in the U.S what state?

  • I’ve heard the store is also up Iceland and Antarctica, I don’t know anyone that lives there though so I can’t confirm it. We were going to build a raft to cross the Atlantic but we ran out of rope and chickens.

  • I’ve heard the store is also up Iceland and Antarctica, I don’t know anyone that lives there though so I can’t confirm it. We were going to build a raft to cross the Atlantic but we ran out of rope and chickens.

    • Anonymous

      Use your mother instead she floats doesn’t she!?

    • Anonymous

      Use your mother instead she floats doesn’t she!?

      • We have not tested, mama is pretty sick, she’s just recovering from a bad case of TB. I take it your mama does float, can we borrow it? Is it big? I bet it’s freaking huge, you know you could do us a favor lending us your mother, we could probably float the entire village over there on it.

        • Anonymous

          HAHAHA funny guy no my mama is dead. You gonna have to ask jesus if you can borrow her

        • Jesus lol no, we can just dig her up, maybe it still floats?

        • Anonymous

          No we deflated her before we dug her in

        • You deflated her? No I think maybe you confuse your girlfriend and your mother? Or maybe you don’t…

        • Anonymous

          no there the same

        • Anonymous

          no there the same

        • Anonymous

          no there the same

        • Anonymous

          no there the same

        • Anonymous

          no there the same

        • David Murphy

          The build up of natural gases and minerals from the earth would have re-inflated her. Did you actually puncture her with like a garden fork or something? If so she would float but not for too long. Certainly not long enough to reach Antartica from South Africa.

        • David Murphy

          The build up of natural gases and minerals from the earth would have re-inflated her. Did you actually puncture her with like a garden fork or something? If so she would float but not for too long. Certainly not long enough to reach Antartica from South Africa.

        • David Murphy

          The build up of natural gases and minerals from the earth would have re-inflated her. Did you actually puncture her with like a garden fork or something? If so she would float but not for too long. Certainly not long enough to reach Antartica from South Africa.

        • David Murphy

          The build up of natural gases and minerals from the earth would have re-inflated her. Did you actually puncture her with like a garden fork or something? If so she would float but not for too long. Certainly not long enough to reach Antartica from South Africa.

        • David Murphy

          The build up of natural gases and minerals from the earth would have re-inflated her. Did you actually puncture her with like a garden fork or something? If so she would float but not for too long. Certainly not long enough to reach Antartica from South Africa.

        • Anonymous

          HAHAHA funny guy no my mama is dead. You gonna have to ask jesus if you can borrow her

      • David Murphy

        I am not comfortable with your responses. They are clearly quite passive aggressive in manner and would seem to stem from the mind of either a) a juvenile b) an uneducated mind c) someone with diminished mental capacity. That’s not even to mention the clear undercurrent of racism that protrudes each comment. All people asked was for proof to your claims which you are clearly unable to provide. Insulting poor African’s Mama’s is lowering yourself furthur again. Haven’t we in the west done enough to that nation without adding insult to injury. Mr. Puppystuffer, on behalf of Britain, nay, the whole 1st world please let me apologise for this person’s ignorance. You probably can’t understand my English but, WE SO SORRY. WE NO MAKE YOU CRY. WE LIKE YOUR MAMA. SHE NICE LADY. PAUL IS BATTY BOI. CAN YOU DIG IT HOMIE?

        • Anonymous

          Shut the hell up you spanner

        • thank you lots much

        • So you insult someone for being passive aggressive by being passive aggressive…way to go

        • So you insult someone for being passive aggressive by being passive aggressive…way to go

        • So you insult someone for being passive aggressive by being passive aggressive…way to go

    • Anonymous

      Use your mother instead she floats doesn’t she!?

  • I’ve heard the store is also up Iceland and Antarctica, I don’t know anyone that lives there though so I can’t confirm it. We were going to build a raft to cross the Atlantic but we ran out of rope and chickens.

  • I’ve HEARD the store is open in AUS. but IDK if that’s true. Also this sounds about right. Most places I’ve read have all said “The end of the Month” is when the store will be back online so it would seem logical. and also like this article says if that is true it would be ALOT easier to use PS Plus and etc. for the welcome back package.

  • I’ve HEARD the store is open in AUS. but IDK if that’s true. Also this sounds about right. Most places I’ve read have all said “The end of the Month” is when the store will be back online so it would seem logical. and also like this article says if that is true it would be ALOT easier to use PS Plus and etc. for the welcome back package.

    • David Murphy

      Are you kidding?
      Bringing it back without shouting from the rooftops. God announced Jesus’s return in the bible ages ago and he didn’t even have a PR department! I will know the store is back up when I turn my PS3 on and a fanfare blares out. Not that I have a PS3 anymore! I sold it and got a xbox. 

    • David Murphy

      Are you kidding?
      Bringing it back without shouting from the rooftops. God announced Jesus’s return in the bible ages ago and he didn’t even have a PR department! I will know the store is back up when I turn my PS3 on and a fanfare blares out. Not that I have a PS3 anymore! I sold it and got a xbox. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m telling you all psn store is back on for me. NO LIE

        • mark mccann

          That is pure BALLS mate.

        • Anonymous

          It -could- be possible. The rush to download the free games and such would cripple their servers if it came back in every region at once. Maybe it’s being staggered.

    • David Murphy

      Are you kidding?
      Bringing it back without shouting from the rooftops. God announced Jesus’s return in the bible ages ago and he didn’t even have a PR department! I will know the store is back up when I turn my PS3 on and a fanfare blares out. Not that I have a PS3 anymore! I sold it and got a xbox. 

  • Anonymous

    So funny guys!

    • David Murphy

      wheres that picture Paul?

    • David Murphy

      wheres that picture Paul?

  • The pig just ate the chicken, the goats are disgusted, forming some kind of animal rights protest behind the hut now.

    • David Murphy

      Typical Sony! They reimburse you with livestock and they’re all faulty. Who ever heard of a pig eating a whole chicken! Way to go Sony! Microsoft would have done it right! They would have given you a rhino and a hyena. You would have had to pay for them but at least they’d have worked. Get on to your local Sony support agent and demand 2 free sheep, a cow and a flock of carrier pigeons. 

      • I have sent my brother Tebogo on the donkey, he should return with news in 3 days, the Sony service hut is not far

        • David Murphy

          God speed Tebogo. God speed. 

        • David Murphy

          God speed Tebogo. God speed. 

        • David Murphy

          God speed Tebogo. God speed. 

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t your mother the sony service hut!

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t your mother the sony service hut!

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t your mother the sony service hut!

      • I have sent my brother Tebogo on the donkey, he should return with news in 3 days, the Sony service hut is not far

      • I have sent my brother Tebogo on the donkey, he should return with news in 3 days, the Sony service hut is not far

      • I have sent my brother Tebogo on the donkey, he should return with news in 3 days, the Sony service hut is not far

    • David Murphy

      Typical Sony! They reimburse you with livestock and they’re all faulty. Who ever heard of a pig eating a whole chicken! Way to go Sony! Microsoft would have done it right! They would have given you a rhino and a hyena. You would have had to pay for them but at least they’d have worked. Get on to your local Sony support agent and demand 2 free sheep, a cow and a flock of carrier pigeons. 

  • sophie denton

    Not working in Leeds…

    • Anonymous

      Hi Sophie, maybe I might have been  one of the few that are testing it is working?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Sophie, maybe I might have been  one of the few that are testing it is working?

      • David Murphy

        LOLOLOL! Yea I often get tested for things randomly too. Like the other day. I was walking through town and some guy with a white coat injected me with something. I was pretty angry but he explained that he was just testing for something and I was cool with it. 

      • David Murphy

        LOLOLOL! Yea I often get tested for things randomly too. Like the other day. I was walking through town and some guy with a white coat injected me with something. I was pretty angry but he explained that he was just testing for something and I was cool with it. 

        • We get tested here often too, well i supposed to be, but i’ve skipped them for the last week, don’t tell dad.

      • David Murphy

        LOLOLOL! Yea I often get tested for things randomly too. Like the other day. I was walking through town and some guy with a white coat injected me with something. I was pretty angry but he explained that he was just testing for something and I was cool with it. 

  • Anonymous

    Im not lying!

  • Anonymous

    Im not lying!

    • David Murphy

      You are a flatfish sir! A FLATFISH!

      • Anonymous

        what does flatfish mean???

        • A flatfish also known as fishicus flaticus is a flatheaded fish that is often preyed on by blue fish.

      • Anonymous

        what does flatfish mean???

    • David Murphy

      You are a flatfish sir! A FLATFISH!

    • Prove it with a picture then

    • Prove it with a picture then

      • Anonymous

        how do you get a picture on here

        • Put the picture up on imageshack or a similar service, and post the link here.

      • Anonymous

        how do you get a picture on here

  • The store is up in South Africa and Sony gave us 2 pigs, a goat and a chicken

  • The store is up in South Africa and Sony gave us 2 pigs, a goat and a chicken

  • Anonymous

    People are clearly lying if the store was back up there would be some official news from sony. Don’t believe peoples lies oh and be patient.

  • Anonymous

    People are clearly lying if the store was back up there would be some official news from sony. Don’t believe peoples lies oh and be patient.

  • Still can’t access store.. hopefully later so gonna brave the elements… see ya all on ACB multiplayer later! 😉 PSN username is Rebel4k 😉

  • David Murphy

    The Store is back up in Scotland and they gave me £100,000 Playstation dollars

    • Anonymous

      Ye right! what a loser!

    • Anonymous

      More like they gave you 100,000 HAGGIS HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • David Murphy

        You may doubt my comments. You may call me a loser. You may post borderline racist comments about the country I live in (note: I never said I was Scottish) But to laugh at your own jokes…….. that is foolish. You sir are a twerp!

      • David Murphy

        You may doubt my comments. You may call me a loser. You may post borderline racist comments about the country I live in (note: I never said I was Scottish) But to laugh at your own jokes…….. that is foolish. You sir are a twerp!

      • You best not make fun of the Scotts we’ve got bagpipes…

      • You best not make fun of the Scotts we’ve got bagpipes…

    • Is it? :O I better go check it out then ^^

  • Neither… football bores the hell out of me… give me a good band, movie, game or book over sports anyday! 😉

    • Anonymous

      Keep trying anyway it should be coming soon. Maybe later on in the day not sure but mines working anyway!!!!!!

  • PSN went down before I bought the game! :(

  • No idea dude… had a nice lie-in, still not set foot outside & gonna avoid central Manchester like the plague today! 😉 Ah well… will keep trying! Not that bothered about the free games tbh… just want the DLC for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood! 😉

    • Anonymous

      You red or a blue then pal???

  • You got PSN back online before we did… only fair if we get the store 1st! 😉

    • Haha . I’m going to have to disagree , lol

    • Anonymous

      You not got it then Stuart

  • Man ,why is the U.S. last to get everything ?

    • Anonymous

      Cus its all about the UK top dolla!!!!

    • Because were the ones who are uneducated enough not to complain to sony but just break our own possessions and put it on youtube.

  • Manchester… are them ‘darn sarf’ getting everything 1st… again?! :p

    • Anonymous

      HAHA LOL. No mate you’ll be glad to know im from up north Preston. Its working here by the way how is the parade going?

  • I’m in the UK too & am still getting ‘This service is currently undergoing maintenance’ when I try to open the store…

    • Anonymous

      Where abouts in the UK u from mate?

  • Anonymous

    Yes but which region???

  • uk as well buddy

  • Anonymous

    yes seems like it should be later on then mate. Where abouts u from?

  • Anonymous

    You can only pick 2 of the following

    LittleBigPlanet InFamousWipEout HD/Fury Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty Dead Nation

  • aaaaaa right chers :( gess u where lucky lol mine still isont leting me on hopefly later today :)

  • Anonymous

    no update needed, only the one that was done before. Like when you had to change your password

  • o and was there an update befor you could acsess the store ?

  • far enuff i will doble check agen so like whot did thay giv u the option of ?

  • Anonymous

    uk

  • far enuff whot contrey are you from

  • far enuff whot contrey are you from

  • far enuff whot contrey are you from

  • Anonymous

    Well mine is working I have logged in as usual and gone into the store. Its got a new look and there was an icon which says welcome back i clicked this and now downloading 2 free games!!!!

    • Anonymous

      bullshit…

    • Anonymous

      bullshit…

      • Anonymous

        Believe what you want but I have psn store working so I’m ok. I’m not too bothered if you don’t believe

      • Anonymous

        Believe what you want but I have psn store working so I’m ok. I’m not too bothered if you don’t believe

  • Anonymous

    Well mine is working I have logged in as usual and gone into the store. Its got a new look and there was an icon which says welcome back i clicked this and now downloading 2 free games!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well mine is working I have logged in as usual and gone into the store. Its got a new look and there was an icon which says welcome back i clicked this and now downloading 2 free games!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well mine is working I have logged in as usual and gone into the store. Its got a new look and there was an icon which says welcome back i clicked this and now downloading 2 free games!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well mine is working I have logged in as usual and gone into the store. Its got a new look and there was an icon which says welcome back i clicked this and now downloading 2 free games!!!!

  • no its no i have just cheked

  • Anonymous

    Yes it is online I am downloading little big planet now for FREE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes it is online I am downloading little big planet now for FREE!!!!

  • IS PSN STORE BACK?!?!?! some1 please verify

  • IS PSN STORE BACK?!?!?! some1 please verify

    • In the time it took to type that and wait for responses, you could have checked for yourself.

    • In the time it took to type that and wait for responses, you could have checked for yourself.

  • Pol99, you are a liar. It’s not up.

  • Pol99, you are a liar. It’s not up.

  • Anonymous

    Yes looks like its working now back on the store!!!!!

  • Aaron Greer

    I keep hearing “end of the month”, which means it better be up by the first of June. I’m sick of this already. Waiting patiently to download Outland and a few other games now.

  • Aaron Greer

    I keep hearing “end of the month”, which means it better be up by the first of June. I’m sick of this already. Waiting patiently to download Outland and a few other games now.

  • Aaron Greer

    I keep hearing “end of the month”, which means it better be up by the first of June. I’m sick of this already. Waiting patiently to download Outland and a few other games now.

  • Bloody better!!!!!

  • to tell you the truth, i highly doubt it will be back up by the end of the month, and if its not ik a few people that will have their torches and pitch forks ready for June 1st lol

  • to tell you the truth, i highly doubt it will be back up by the end of the month, and if its not ik a few people that will have their torches and pitch forks ready for June 1st lol