Play On – PSN Restoration Begins Now

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 will be able to change your password when PSN services are restored in your country. 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 region. The process has begun and some countries are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach you.

In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required to get online.

Update: the phased restoration of certain PSN services has begun. We’ll let you know as each territory goes online via @PlayStationEU on twitter, at which point you will be able change your PSN password.

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Alsource 15 May, 2011 @ 4:35 am   1

says i’m alsource here not jitender

ChrispyCritter 15 May, 2011 @ 4:38 am   2

Hey I’m not jitender in Europe lol

helladope123 15 May, 2011 @ 4:39 am   3

it up in california, YES!

lisatsunami 15 May, 2011 @ 5:03 am   4

I couldn’t comment on US blog, so I came here to say “AND NOW WE DO THE DANCE OF JOY!!!!!” Welcome back to all of us!

Saotome_Ranma 15 May, 2011 @ 5:23 am   5

Southeastern US is now up!

ZenX-deferedgold 15 May, 2011 @ 5:32 am   6

PS Store is still down.

    Nick Caplin 15 May, 2011 @ 9:25 am    

    Today is phase one of PSN coming back online, which includes features such as online gaming. The store will be part of phase two, which will be a little longer I’m afraid. As soon as we know when we can bring it back online, we will let you know here on the blog.

olsen77 15 May, 2011 @ 5:42 am   7

Shame that there’s no jitender here. Oh well. Hi Toaster!! 😛

posiloan 15 May, 2011 @ 5:56 am   8

Five days with no updates and suddenly PSN is up in time to recover (as much as it will) share prices by the end of the week. Surely it is no coincidence that since PSN was shut down it was always “almost up” on Wednesday eventing (after the market had closed), and there was either a “new attack” or “further difficulties” on Sunday night just early enough to make the final deadlines for the market forcasts for the next week. This shows more planning than the non-committal “press releases” posted on the PSN blog and planted in other various “news” sources.

posiloan 15 May, 2011 @ 5:57 am   9

…But enough complaining…. All I can say is there better be a thourough and open audit of what happened and when it did happen. Also Legally speaking, as I hold dual citizenship, ignoring pleas from congress and Parliament has become the norm and as some take issue with this, frankly Sony is big enough to get away with this. What is unacceptable is that Sony, after being compromised allowed users data to be handed over to yet another third party without the option to opt-out (believe me I tried). Although these financial services companies will have the spotlight rightly shown upon them and thus will do a serviceable job in protecting users, once that data is transferred to a new party the exposure grows exponentially. All I can ask at this point is can this not be rescinded and maybe ask for authorization first, and can Sony et. al. be more forthcoming with updates now that their house is somewhat in order? Thank you, and apologies for using a US account as this is all I can use at the moment and is where I am currently located.

UltimateSpiderDC 15 May, 2011 @ 6:14 am   10

YES!!! Im Back Online 😀
Add Me Y’all If You Have Black Ops, MW2, or MvC3

Add My Lil Cousin Too

xKashimashix 15 May, 2011 @ 6:32 am   11

yea is psn is back… came back at sunday may 15 at 1:25am year 2011 easter time in pennsylvenia.. thanks sony psn..

Illuminat3d_ 15 May, 2011 @ 6:36 am   12


dkphoenix2k7 15 May, 2011 @ 6:44 am   13

Patience rewarded!!!!! PSN is back in DE…

Knight-20 15 May, 2011 @ 6:49 am   14

I’m back again 🙂 hope every one gets back I don’t want to play alone ^_^
from PA

Nazfera2 15 May, 2011 @ 6:58 am   15

I Just Received a Message From Anonymous in my PS3.
I Hope you guys in Sony Are aware of this.

i do not know what it says becouse i have not opened it.



kingstonchase_ 15 May, 2011 @ 7:11 am   17

Hmm, well i’m pending on my ps3
Congrats to Sony for resolving and helping to resolve this massive issue though



bloodmuder2010 15 May, 2011 @ 7:19 am   19

thing god it’s back

Manslayergoku 15 May, 2011 @ 7:20 am   20

Thank You Sony

Freshkidd130 15 May, 2011 @ 7:21 am   21

Thx Sony im a loyal fan so like others i waited while playing campaign good job with this onlime revival

ChrispyCritter 15 May, 2011 @ 7:21 am   22

Looks like the USA took over I mean lol. Well at least I can log into/post on the Europe blog unlike all the US sites connected to PSN…

    Nick Caplin 15 May, 2011 @ 9:29 am    

    I’m sure you’ll be able to post comments on the US blog very soon, but in the meantime you are all welcome here

Freshkidd130 15 May, 2011 @ 7:22 am   23

Im just glad we can log in



Freshkidd130 15 May, 2011 @ 7:27 am   25

Dont go crazy

KingLazy93 15 May, 2011 @ 7:28 am   26

It’s good to be back!

Freshkidd130 15 May, 2011 @ 7:28 am   27

I hope europes is on

BiggDikDaddy 15 May, 2011 @ 7:37 am   28

Bout time…I couldnt ever reply to comments all month… All i can say is im glad its back on..And all you crybabys that went to 360 Stay there!! Thanks you sony loyal supporter sense day 1

Fredmyster408 15 May, 2011 @ 7:39 am   29

(AMERICA) Land of freedom, Land of peace, and Land of first. its only in AMERICA!!

RedGiant17 15 May, 2011 @ 7:44 am   30

Woo Hoo!! Let the gaming begin again.

Hello European Blog!

GiantDwarf444 15 May, 2011 @ 7:45 am   31

Now when do we get our free games?

    Nick Caplin 15 May, 2011 @ 9:33 am    

    You’ll be able to get your welcome back gifts once the store is live, which will be a little longer I’m afraid. We will be sharing more information about what you’ll be ble to get a little later on today.

nemo42069 15 May, 2011 @ 7:48 am   32

whoot whoot psn baby, no more withdraws hit me up on socom 4 an blackops if y’all are man enough, whoot whoot

Beegeeskiller 15 May, 2011 @ 8:09 am   33

I swear, I was the first one up in Arkansas… beat the other guy by miles. Just a little while longer, and I can comment on what jackasses some of these users have been making of themselves on the US blog.

z240rav 15 May, 2011 @ 8:11 am   34

at least we can comment on the europe site

z240rav 15 May, 2011 @ 8:13 am   35

sux that i’m at work can’t play till i get home damn

Dee_Bo_ 15 May, 2011 @ 8:14 am   36

o yeah CHITOWN up finally! Black ops lets go!

Dee_Bo_ 15 May, 2011 @ 8:16 am   37

Chicago, IL up finally! It’s 2am

xKashimashix 15 May, 2011 @ 8:19 am   38

question? do we get dc universe online or free realms subscription free for tha time we lost or dint got to use ur subscription.. to play dc universe online. or free reams?

GameBoss01 15 May, 2011 @ 8:29 am   39

Yay! PSN back, no jitender and no more braggers! It’s a Win=Win!

Skarleth 15 May, 2011 @ 8:36 am   40

omg finally the psn’s back over here xDD YAY! i’m so happy XD! about TIME! XDDDD

yazter 15 May, 2011 @ 8:40 am   41

Just giving a big shout out from Canada XD

power1x1 15 May, 2011 @ 8:50 am   42

West coast Canada here =D

sumpunk 15 May, 2011 @ 8:54 am   43

Australia here!!!!
so glad it didnt take the 24hr estimate to get the email!!!

sumpunk 15 May, 2011 @ 8:57 am   44

uh oh…. first aussie. actually, first person outside of north america 😀

Icky-O-Eazy 15 May, 2011 @ 9:21 am   45

Hellz yeah, back the day before my birthday.. good timez

B-Real206 15 May, 2011 @ 9:26 am   46

What’s up my EU brothers and sisters, hope you guys get online soon. Can’t wait for the store to come back up. Other then that can’t wait to see you guys!! We are back folks!!! Whooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jrod8410 15 May, 2011 @ 9:53 am   47

yay I’m so happy for all the hard work you guys at Sony have done to bring PSN back. cheers

NiGathoO-33 15 May, 2011 @ 9:54 am   48

Sony – I can’t sign in on my other account because the e-mail I put was a random e-mail. So please Sony is there another way I can sign in on my other account instead of having to use your e-mail onPC…. Plzz reply back!!! I tried making the e-mail I put but it was already in use.. From another person , like I said I juss randomly chose , than I tried making it on my PC but it said it wasn’t available . Plzz Sony Tell me there’s another way that I can change my password on my other acc. Btw my other acc. Is. ii-ProdigYy_TeK.

    Nick Caplin 15 May, 2011 @ 10:08 am    

    If you call your local customer care centre, they will be able to resolve this for you. They are aware of similar issues, so should be able to help you.

Olorimen 15 May, 2011 @ 10:05 am   49

Glad to see PSN back up, all updated now and I’ll hopefully be able to link my Steam account finally to get my PC/Mac version of Portal 2. Good timing too for me as the Gears of War 3 beta is ending, now I can go back to playing my preferred system.

sherwin 15 May, 2011 @ 10:20 am   50

When UK getting back online?? :/ me & WizzWiz wanna play some cod 🙂

..btw to a mod here, delete/remove my above post please 😛 sorry thanks

    Nick Caplin 15 May, 2011 @ 12:24 pm    

    We are bring Europe back online throughout the day. As we are switch it on for so many people, it will take some time. Just a little longer I promise.

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