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Sony confirms PSN and PS Store will be back by end of week almost everywhere

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2011 0:24 User comments (11)

Sony confirms PSN and PS Store will be back by end of week almost everywhere Sony has noted today that the PlayStation Network and the PlayStation Store will be full restored in all territories except for Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea by the end of the week.
The EU and NA territories have had online gaming and other features restored for a number of weeks, but no access to the PlayStation Store.

Adds Sony:

The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions.

We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love. We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time.


When the PS Store is restored, users will be able to download their free games from a list of 5 that includes such classics like Little Big Planet and Infamous.

For more info on the games, check here: Sony lists free game compensation available to U.S. PSN gamers

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11 user comments

131.5.2011 2:46

Only available to U.S. PSN users?
If this is true, that's a load of bull...


ahhhhh!!! cobras

231.5.2011 9:36

Originally posted by thebox:
Only available to U.S. PSN users?
If this is true, that's a load of bull...

where did you read "only"?

I can tell you its not limited to US PSN users though

331.5.2011 10:08

I give it about a week before it's down again.


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431.5.2011 12:24

When the store comes back up, does anyone know how much space, on the average, the two free titles will take on the hard drive?

531.5.2011 13:13

Originally posted by flyness:
Originally posted by thebox:
Only available to U.S. PSN users?
If this is true, that's a load of bull...

where did you read "only"?

I can tell you its not limited to US PSN users though
I read it on another gaming news site that it was a U.S. only deal. I tried to find info for Canada but couldn't. Please help me understand.

ahhhhh!!! cobras

631.5.2011 13:35

Originally posted by baxter00:
When the store comes back up, does anyone know how much space, on the average, the two free titles will take on the hard drive?
Little Big Planet is well over 8GB, not sure for the rest...

731.5.2011 14:32

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by baxter00:
When the store comes back up, does anyone know how much space, on the average, the two free titles will take on the hard drive?
Little Big Planet is well over 8GB, not sure for the rest...

When they released LBP through the store they stripped it down to about 2GB. Also Infamous is around 6.5GB
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 May 2011 @ 14:34

831.5.2011 16:35

Originally posted by flyness:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by baxter00:
When the store comes back up, does anyone know how much space, on the average, the two free titles will take on the hard drive?
Little Big Planet is well over 8GB, not sure for the rest...

When they released LBP through the store they stripped it down to about 2GB. Also Infamous is around 6.5GB
Not bad at all, save those poor suckers stuck with caps from AT&T and Comcast some grief.

931.5.2011 17:49

Thanks for the info. At least I know it will fit on the hard drive. Gone the original 40G, so not a lot of room.

1031.5.2011 23:19

It would be funny as h**l if the network got hacked again...so far the count is 5 serious infiltrations into Sony services in the last 2 months.



111.6.2011 8:18

@ Killer its certainly been a source of constant entertainment so far.

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