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Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!


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174w ago - Following the release of PS3 Firmware 3.61 and the PSN restoration announcement from Kazuo Hirai, Sony's Senoir Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold tells PSN users to 'play on' confirming that PlayStation Network restoration officially begins now.

To quote: Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.

Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. Well be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states.

It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, nows a great time to get your PS3s firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required to get online.

Notice: If your state is illuminated but your service has not yet been restored, please be patient it can take a little while for the servers to populate fully.







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d3adliner's Avatar
#16 - d3adliner - 174w ago
No, PSN is should be down for everyone. They announced the restoration of the network for every region, what you can read in post #6.

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#15 - PS3 News - 174w ago
I updated and now i get the message to change password... BUT HOW???
PSN is reported as back in the Northeast US so it won't be long before it hits other areas as well... that said, once it is back for you simply do the following to change the password, from: eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-15-how-to-change-your-psn-password
After downloading and installing PlayStation 3 firmware 3.61, all PlayStation Network users are required to change their passwords. Here's how to do it.

First, sign in by entering your sign in ID (email address) and password for you PSN account. Sony wants you to make sure you can receive messages at this email address.

Select OK from the screen that asks you to change your password. A screen for entering a new password is displayed. Then, follow the on-screen instructions. After you've changed your password, you'll be able to sign in to PSN.

Now, you may encounter a number of issues along the way.

If the screen for entering a new password is not displayed, your PS3 has never been activated on PSN using your account. Sony will send an email to your registered email address in this case. That email will take you to a website to change your password.

If you've forgotten your password - and, let's be honest, we use so many these days it's easy to do so - then you have to change it from the PSN website.

Hit sign in under PSN on the XMB, select "forgot your password?" on the sign in screen, enter your sign in ID (email address) and your date of birth, then hit "continue". Again, Sony wants you to make sure that you can receive messages at this email address.

Check your email address is correct, then select "confirm". An email will be sent to your registered email address. Follow that to change your password. Once done, sign in to PSN like you mean it.

Oh, and don't forget, if the PSN account you're using is a sub account, you may be required to first sign in using the master account that governs it to change the password.

Phew! That's it. Sony is in the process of fully restoring PSN services as we speak. Online gaming is expected to hit Europe soon.

SwordOfWar's Avatar
#14 - SwordOfWar - 174w ago
Kaz Hirai thinks he is so kool with his "gun" hand motion, lulz.

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#13 - oVERSoLDiER - 174w ago
No, PSN is should be down for everyone. They announced the restoration of the network for every region, what you can read in post #6.

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#12 - avojps24 - 174w ago
anyone can confirm if it is up in California?

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