PS Store Back Online This Week (Promise)

Sony is promising their e-store to be fully operational this week.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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Sony has issued a new press statement that guarantees the full return of the PlayStation Network this week. This applies to the Americas, Europe and Asia, but does not include Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Unfortunately, Sony does not provide an exact date for full restoration. It seems they learned their lesson when they said it would be back by May 31, yet that original plan seems to have fallen by the wayside. 

If you’re a PlayStation gamer, then you’re probably well aware that we’ve been able to play games online for a couple of weeks now. However, what we’ve haven’t been able to take advantage of is the PlayStation Store, which has been down since the original attack on the PSN back on April 20, 2011. That’s what this final push by Sony is looking to take care of. When the PlayStation Network is fully restored this week, we’ll finally be able to purchase items on the PS Store, redeem vouchers and codes (I've got L.A. Noire DLC to snatch up!) and see full functionality return to Qriocity’s Music Unlimited program. We’ll also be able to take advantage of Sony’s “Welcome Back” program, allowing us to download a number of free games as an apology for the PSN downtime.

“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,” said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. “We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time.”

We’ll be back with more on this as it becomes available. Hopefully it’s just to report that the PS Store is up and running and we can be done with this whole mess.