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

By Alan Ng - May 30, 2011

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.

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