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

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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