PlayStation Store and PSN back online by end of week, new Sony deadline

By Alan Ng - May 31, 2011

We finally have an update for you now, for when Sony intends to switch the PlayStation Store back online for PS3 users around the world. A new press release issued by the company states that full functionality of the PlayStation Network will be resumed soon, but not for all regions still.

According to their release, Sony has now confirmed that the new deadline for switching everything back online is the ‘end of this week’. Below is the key portion of their detailed press release, which you can read in full over at GamingEverything:

”May 31, 2011 – Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week.”

What will be restored exactly you ask? Well it includes the PlayStation Store and the ability to redeem vouchers and codes, Sony’s Qriocity music service and of course online gaming via the PSN for those who have still been unable to get online.

As you can see in their statement above though, this still doesn’t apply to our readers in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea as it looks like the downtime may continue a bit longer for you. We’ll be talking about this specifically a bit later on for all those that are concerned.

So there we have it, the PlayStation Store will be back online in Europe and the US before the end of the week. Let us know your thoughts on this new update, and what your first activity on the PlayStation Store will be.

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  • It is a bit annoying but what the hell, it’s free so stop complaining. Im sure when Sony have sorted things it will be back to its old glory and with the bonus of some free DLC, “Gotta give them that” REMEMBER it is a free service and they didn’t have to give psn users anything. If you would rather they dont fix it and sort it out then im sure if you send them an email explaining that can they please make an exception for you to have access to the psn store and that you wouldn’t mind giving your credit card details away to some geeky nerd that enjoys hacking and causing chaos,  they would be more than happy 😉
    Do evertone a favour and shut up !! It will be on shortly…

  • Been with the PS3 and PSN since launch and know myself how frustrating the whole thing is, having invested in episodic content aswell as DLC with pre-ordering games etc. Unfortunetly there are a lot of people, good with computers who have an awful lot of spare time who get off on hacking into computer networks because they are really sticking it to the man……….yeah right. Anyway I would much rather Sony get the job done properly so shut up moaning !

  • They said it would come back today and it didn’t ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG. I have to wait another 4-5 days to get my free stuff what the hell  

  • I have loved Sony for a long time but after either 3.61 firmware or L.A Noire (most likely L.A Noire) melted my console last week, I took the opportunity to exchange my ps3 games and accessories plus a whopping cash investment of … £14, and bought an Xbox 360 250gb with double fans. Seriously, best move I ever made!! So I don’t have a blue ray player!! I can live with that, or just buy one.. but I do have Halo Reach, and more importantly, access to online gaming and access to a marketplace for just 69p a week!! Sorry Sony but you’re old news. I’m glad I switched

  • I have loved Sony for a long time but after either 3.61 firmware or L.A Noire (most likely L.A Noire) melted my console last week, I took the opportunity to exchange my ps3 games and accessories plus a whopping cash investment of … £14, and bought an Xbox 360 250gb with double fans. Seriously, best move I ever made!! So I don’t have a blue ray player!! I can live with that, or just buy one.. but I do have Halo Reach, and more importantly, access to online gaming and access to a marketplace for just 69p a week!! Sorry Sony but you’re old news. I’m glad I switched

  • This is some BS. First its supposed to come back May 24th, then definetly on May 31st, now by the end of this week…. watch Sony move the deadline AGAIN at 12:00AM on Saturday night and say “The Playstation Store will be fully restored by the week of E3”. All this false hope is really turning me off from Sony… like seriously.Give us a date or stop giving us false hope. I’d rather know its coming back on June 7th than to keep being let down by broken promises

  • Yeah, I re-bought Uncharted 2, but this time I got the GOTY edition. So now I would love to redeem my voucher for all the content that I bought it for. Could have bought the original used for much cheaper. Oh well, been waiting for my free content (Welcome Back) anyways!

  • Ill beleave it when it happens. next will be were sorry but PSN store will offline till the end of the month (June 30th) sorry for the delay and we appreciate your patience.. BAH whatever

  • Aaron Greer

    Them having (almost) said it’d be back up by the 24th, then “for sure” by the “end of the month” and now this?
    What’s the hold up? If things were so bad it’s taken over a month to fix, shouldn’t they have seen this coming…?

    • No, my friend, they got complacent. So the hackers came in and smacked the piss out of them. Bet they’ll be more diligent now…
      BTW, I’m a long time PS user. Love my Playstation. But they shouldn’t have been able to be shut down so readily. One might even say that, even though Anonymous claims they weren’t responsible THIS time, they certainly planted the idea, purposely or not, and they look mighty guilty for doing the same thing weeks prior.

  • Ashton Fisher

    I guess the rest of this week won’t hurt. I wish we could’ve have gotten an update before the day they promised to turn it on weeks ago.