Sony: “PSN Returns on 31st of May”


Sony has finally offered a firm date for the restoration of PSN services – the end of May.

Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg they plan to fully restart services (down since the 20th of April) on the 31st of May, although in the same announcement he also said Sony was “uncertain” about this.

However, Sony does claim partial functionality in the form of actual online play may be available before then, so only nearly all is lost.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 10/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    By does not equal On. (The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged, he said)

    Never change Sankaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG this is totally false (the article) and its been posted all over the net.

    I don't know how people comprehension has gone down 100% reading the bloomberg article...

    "The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services //fully// by May 31 is //unchanged//, he said. "

    FULLY and UNCHANGED is the keyword here, they said they would have all the services up by end of this month a few days ago. So nothing new here.

    2)Sony is doing this in Phases, 1st they are going to bring back Online, chat functionality, friend list and few other services online first, then later on, they would bring the PS store back online.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    08:53 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you explain it?(for the ones who aren't native english speakers)

    Are you implying that they (sony) mean the service could or could not return by the end of may, beggnining of june? O_o

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually the wording implies that functionality will be done by the 31st at the latest. either way i really hate the hackers now. I would be overly pleased if they are caught and punished to a level they deserve. madoff got life for 3 billionish, i am guessing that would be at least how much these douchebags are gonna cost when this is done.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 10/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Im a PS3 only owner, and while I am generally happy with it, you could understand my frustration with PSN being down for this long.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:40 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sony said to make amends they will let you play for free online play.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:19 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    psn is free but their ganna put a ton of stuff up for free n give u 3 months of psn+ for free also they are offering allclearidplus id theft protection from debix for a year for free

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, you are hilarious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering that most of the best games on the PS3 are single player /single player oriented/etc.

    I find this hilarious that people are getting upset over not playing online.

    Well, I doubt I can fully understand what you're dealing with as I'm not an online gamer, even though I own a PS3 and 360, everything I own except for MAG,L4D2,BC2,MW2, so a total of 22 games on each console are single player and I don't even play those 4 anymore.

    Why do you go pick up some single player games, or finish something you set aside to play - let me guess, black ops?

    Smell you later, bro.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No, your are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This whole world is retarded.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:17 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lmfao your both retarted

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You might want to run a spell check before you call someone else retarded. xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly you just have shit taste because you don't have Demon's Souls.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:17 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    demon souls is for hardcore ps3 gammers if u never played tht then ur not a core ps3 user

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn right Demon's Soul. Fags dont know how to die like a fucken pussy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    right, because your the obvious expert on core gamers Emmett

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    Comment by Kaeso
    14:57 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That a good one, nearly forgot about it.

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    08:35 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the biggest frustration comes form the people who had JUST gotten Mortal Kombat 9 the day of or before PSN going down and return home to find they can't play online.

    My personal frustration comes form the fact I can't use my bloody NetFlix account on my PS3 which was one of the features I loved and used often. Yeah I know I can use it on my Computer but I prefer being able to watch it on my big screen TV with surround Sound rather than being stuck on my 15in laptop with Poor Quality Stereo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Second that Netflix still works. You have to access Netflix, then it prompts you to sign in. Just try to sign in and it will give you the usual ("PSN is undergoing maintenance") message, press circle to exit the message and you are in the main menu for Netflix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok Netflix works just keep pressing the circle for cancel to sign out than Netflix will come up and work.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    08:49 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think your bigger frustration is that you buy a console twice as expensive than an Xbox and it actually doesn't does anything than an Xbox can do (except the bluray, reader, I guess).

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    Comment by S|e|7|e|N
    03:03 10/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Wait... Today is the 9th of May...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's longgggg longggg wait to go......


    Comment by Anonymous

    LAME, why do people like this comment? It'd ridiculous.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:37 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fuck u anon

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    Comment by Esura
    10:53 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Emmmett is a pedophile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 10/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They shouldn't have messed with the hackers. If they just released new firmware to block the hacks, I don't think anyone would've even cared. But they had to sue Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, two pretty high profile hackers. They are asking to get hacked.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:29 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hackers or not wht they did was a crime and a multi billion dollar co will no stand for it thts why sony has the fbi and cia head hunting their anon asses

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, what they did isn't a crime. Graf_Chokolo was restoring OtherOS, a feature that people used and gave you the ultimatum "Want OtherOS? Don't update your PS3 and be unable to play online or use Netflix, Hulu Plus and features added in new system updates on your PS3." And Geohot was enabling the ability for people to make their own homebrew apps for the PS3. He even implemented anti-piracy measures in his actual firmware release, people went on and worked around his anti-piracy measures to enable it though, and then people went and used his firmware as a base to develop more firmwares that made pirating either. However when a console is hacked piracy always comes, whether you like it or not. Instead of trying to quell it and turn people off of your system by having extremely publicized lawsuits against hackers and pissing them off, just disable online for them, and let them do their thing. It's what Microsoft does. They ban the consoles but don't ban Live accounts because those actually belong to people and they spend money to use them.

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    Comment by Brandon
    06:14 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well when hackers hack high profile companies like sony, they're just asking to get sued.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:30 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree with @brandon

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless said company has no firewalls... in that case... high profile companies are asking to be hacked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree... sony juz plain stupid company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 10/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Honestly, I could care less about multiplayer being back. All my PS3 games are either single player or local co-op. As long as I can get my LA Noire download content, I'm not worried.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't bother with the PS3 version then, Rockstar games always underperform on PS3.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The time frame may be seen as ridiculous by some. But I'd much rather Sony take their time to implement a decent system for the PSN than to half-ass something together. Confidence in Sony is obviously at an all time low and they know it. And gaining back consumer trust isn't going to happen overnight.

    Unfortunately things like this (the PSN hacking) is what it takes to get the ball rolling with improvements. Sometimes someones foot needs to go through a rotten deck and become injured before repairs are realized and done. Sad but true.

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    Comment by Myballz
    02:33 10/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Don't fuck with us Sony you already fuck with our money already, PSN better be online on May 31st as you claim.If not I am going to play my Xbox 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    what possible reason can u have to play psn if u have an xbox and xbox live online? although coming from sone one that has a playstation move as his avatar(useless piece of crap)makes any response pointless.

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:40 10/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Because PSN offer some free massively multiplayer online games to play that are fun that's my response to the question.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    PSN downtime doesn't magically make the 360 have more games. Look at the 360 exclusive lineup..pitful to say the least. All you need is a pc and a ps3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In correction to Anonymous 06:01;

    all mmo's = fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would he want to play his Xbox? That is a useless piece of crap as well. Oh you have halo and gears do you? Well you have nothing else and if you aren't in a rush to get them you can always wait a little and get them on PC and they will be way better. What possible reason would you have to play on Live when you can play on a dedicated server on a PC or even bigger franchise games on the PS3? Placing games all under such an awful system as LIVE is just asking for trouble. There's a reason a lot of people I know and I DON'T have Xbox LIVE Gold anymore and I avoid playing Games for Windows LIVE like the plague. Have you ever had to wait hours for a patch to download only for it to fail at that point? I sure as fuck have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey man some of us can afford a nice pc and all the consoles and choose between the ps3 and pc...there's nothing worth while on 360. get an awesome pc and buy all kinds of games on steam and I know you'll be having more fun than on the 360...and before the outage, having portal 2 on ps3 and the free copy on steam was really nice since I was waiting for my awesome gpu to show up...that's the kind of thing you can't do on live. I was able to sync my ps3 and pc saves thanks to steam cloud on psn.

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    Comment by Myballz
    05:41 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own a Xbox 360 not a Xbox.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i think most xbox 360 player are still playing their xbox 360's. Must hurt all the ps3 tards that cant afford more then one machine. BTW if anyone is playing mmorpg's on console then theres something seriousley wrong with you lol. console mmo's = fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 10/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    UMAD? Go play your Xbox then fag.

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    Comment by Emmett
    09:35 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ps move is not crap wanan know wht kinectc is its just a over fuckin glorified camrea with motion tracking ps move isnt it requiers more then just tracking wht the camrea sees

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not everyone wants to pay for playing online. Also, PS3 has better exclusives. It's the truth, face it boxfag.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't turn your XBox on! It might break.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've moved on! I'm going to issue a press release for when I feel like giving a shit about your online product. wait for it.

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    Comment by daldaren
    03:12 10/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


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