PlayStation Network Restoration Is Now In Progress

By Ishaan . May 14, 2011 . 5:24pm


Sony have just announced that their PlayStation Network restoration process is now in progress, starting with online multiplayer functionality. The restoration is being carried out region-by-region. Watch the video above if you’d like to learn more.


You can also read more about the restoration process at the PlayStation blog. While you wait, you can also take your PlayStation 3 online and download the mandatory firmware update required to log into the PlaySation Network when it’s back up.

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  • About. Damn. Time.

    I’ve been dying to get back on, although the dlc isn’t ready yet it’s a start.

  • heartless141

    hurry up :D i need those Duodecim DLC and Platinum the Trinity up ASAP :D

    • RablaAndrews

      This! Need to redeem my new Lightning DLC Costume =o 

  • Klarktastic

    I hope I can finally play some Mortal Kombat 

    • Guest

       You meant Arcana Heart 3

      • lag0morph

        I have to be able to buy it first. 

        • Guest

          *is sad* : (

    • mikanko

      Don’t hold your breath…

  • Altritter

    Damn, his English is really good. Used to hearing really broken English from Japanese people in the game industry(which is perfectly understandable).

    • Aoshi00

      I guess he’s been in the states for very long and doing business internationally, his Eng is indeed good.. Sensui Takashi (the GM of  MS Xbox Jpn) also speaks fluent English since he was educated in the US…  Otherwise normal Jpn adults don’t really need to use English.. like Kojima.. or that one million troop guy lol..

      The office view looks cool like Rufus from the top of the Shinra Building :)

      Finally, Okaeri!!

      • Hahaha, I never thought of that. It DOES look like Shinra’s office! 

        • Aoshi00

          The background music is kinda surreal too, he’s like a shadow boss or something :)   In actuality, TEPCO is more like Shinra though, w/ the numbered power plants like the Maco reactors…

          • Zero_Destiny

            lol I would laugh if he’s just sitting in front of a green screen and the guys who made that office in the back effect where Final Fantasy VII fans or something. lol

          • Aoshi00

            That’d be funny :)  The silhouette looks like the barren outskirts surrounding Midgar.. and there’s like a crane in the background too like the city is still being built, kinda eerie.. Kaz’s get-up looks a bit like Rufus’s too.. so now we know Sony’s HQ is at Midgar :)

      •  Tak Fuji’s English wasn’t really all that bad at all.

        • Aoshi00

          Yea, but his Jpn accent is pretty heavy and he tries to mimic the “cool” American accent too forcefully so it just sounds a bit comical.. still props to him for speaking English even though it’s not his first language..

      • and i thought so too.. lol… except they are actually sucking consumer’s life stream.. XD

        PS: Not that I mind though.. Haha..

      • I couldn’t resist after seeing the similarities.

        • Aoshi00

          That’s great :)..

          Cloud: “No PSN and Online makes Cloud something something….”
          Tifa: “Go crazy….?”
          Cloud: “Don’t mind if I do!”

          Go get the president Cloud!

        • i think anonymous is somewhat like the Avalanche….To think cloud and others are with the them… is just.. lol..

      • daizyujin

         Actually it reminds me of God Neros in Metalder.

  •  Better late than pregnant. Er…wait…how does that saying go? Better late than never. That’s how it goes.

  • Oh yes our harbinger of the news of the triumphant return of my fabled online experience delights my heart! My creys!

    Look at that view from the office, simply divine. I cant wait to boot up Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, and Uncharted 2 again! ur harbinger of the news of the triumphant return of my fabled online experience delights my heart! Look at that view from the office, simply divine. I cant wait to boot up Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, and Uncharted 2 again!

  •  I see that typo there. “PlaySation Network”PlaySation Network”

  • shy_mel

    I am ready!

  • Eddie

     Well done Sony, you’ve handled the situation to the best of your abilities. Which is good enough for me. I’ll be forming Hadoukens in no time!

    • DanteJones

       I’ll be using MAXIMUM WESKER for a complete, global, saturation experience. ;)

      • Eddie


  • cmurph666

    Awww… I have to go to work and I dun wanna. I wanna play da playstation.

  • took them long enough to get this done hurry up and get the ps store back on so i can download my games again !

  • Apache_Chief

    I feel really bad for Sony. I don’t have a PSN account, so I’ve just been an observer in all this. The extent of this whole incident must have cost them so much money, I liken it to an arson or something. Senseless destruction on a huge scale, and it really makes me feel bad for the victim. And it takes a lot for me to sympathize with a huge corporation I don’t have any ties to. I’m just glad to see they are making such an effort to make it right again.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Yeah. I guess it comes with the territory. Big businesses are the target of a lot things similar to that. It’s really a shame. This crazy world we live in. I hope they didn’t take too much damage for this. Some people where up in arms because of the lack of internet. I was just glad my NetFlix still worked during all that time. ^_^ But I get it some people really do like their online gaming. I can really sympathize for them and for Sony. Must of been a real shame. I hope Sony and everyone else can just move past this and I hope nothing like this happens again. Gaming is suppose to be a fun hobby. So I hope we can all return to having fun again. :)

  • Luna Kazemaru

     good to know 

  • Woohoo! Back to online~ Perhaps I’ll even celebrate by booting up Uncharted 2 again and going online for some matches! Though I haven’t played it in so long, my skills are probably noobish again, but at least I’ll be back on :D 

  •  Just how many times did he say Services.

  • PersonaBull

    I got my new password and connected here in New Jersey (Philadelphia area) <3. Finally, I can play Portal 2 Co-op! I'm excited for my (relatively) free stuff soon to come. I wont deny I'm going to be a vulture about it and get everything I possibly can out of this situation.

  • darkfox1

     Wow tbh even this Restoration process is not a good one. As of right now SOME people have it while OTHERS don’t and while other people the things they promised are not working as of yet. I think this is just out of order. If they wanted to make this a successful thing they should have done it right. Not just sloppy maybe and maybe not sort of thing. thing they should have done it right. Not just sloppy maybe and maybe not sort of thing.

    • I dont think any service ever uploads completely at once, its probably to balance the load to not break the service at once. Its been rolling out in phases by region, what other way would they do it, be embarrassing if it went up all at once and crashed due to everyone singing on at once.  if it went up all at once and crashed due to everyone singing on at once. 

  • Everyone is going to have the name jitender for a bit on forums on PS

  • midgard229

     wow, his english is so much better than i thought lol. he sounds like he was born in america haha

  • PrinceHeir

    i cannot wait to play Uncharted 2 :D 

    i’ll probably wait till monday to update it. im pretty sure there are millions of people downloading the update right now.
    oh and they better bring Parasite Eve II and The Legend of Dragoon back :P

    will be buying Arcana Heart 3, Dino Crsis 2, and Threads of Fate ^^

    i have a question, do you think existing PSN cards from the store will work with the new system? or are they gonna release a new line of PSN cards? that would suck if they did that.

    • lag0morph

      The update didn’t take very long for me. I went ahead and did it before they got PSN back up in Texas. I expected it to be a lot longer anyways. You might take advantage of that. There are still tons of people who don’t know it’s up or anywhere near up right now. 

      • PrinceHeir

         ahaha actually i just updated now to see if how long will it takes, and low and behold it’s was faster than i though :P

        good to see texas is up and running :D

        • lag0morph

          It is now, but it wasn’t when I posted that. Patches are on a different server, so you can download things like that even while PSN is down. I had bought a new (used) PSP-3000 a few weeks ago and the main thing I wanted was account activation so I could play the games I had bought on the new system.

          I’m glad to have God Eater back. So glad… I hope the “Redeem Code” thing works too, or I still won’t be able to play online with Phantasy Star Portable 2.

          • PrinceHeir

            ohh cool :D

            you should try tons of PS1 classics like Parasite Eve, Resident Evil 1-3, Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania SOTN and many more..

            finally someone who knows how to play PSP online. i have been meaning to ask this with other people. if i may ask how do you play online with PSP games through PS3? i want to play Peace Walker, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite but i don’t know how, is there like a requirement or any indication if a game can be played online? im also confused with adhoc and infrastructure? is there a difference between the two?

            sorry if im asking too much, i really really want to play PSP games online. i can’t finish Peace Walker’s side mission due to the enemies tough as hell and it was designed in CO-OP in mind.

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    I really hope they catch the ringleaders of this whole hacking fiasco. I can understand being angry with a company when they do something you don’t agree with, but taking it to the point where millions and millions of people (that had nothing to do with whatever they’re angry at, mind you) can’t enjoy the products they bought with their hard-earned monies is simply despicable.

  • Draparde

     Wonderful! im doing that update right as i type this! 

  • RagnaXBL

     It doesn’t matter cuz it will still be another 2months b4 i can download arcana heart 3

  • Kai2591

    Let’s hope the hackers don’t cause chaos again…

    Good luck, Sony.

    I hope asian region PSN will get its turn soon.

  • Aw, it’s not up yet in my area.

  • PrinceHeir

     btw is japan affected in this?

    •  Mr. Ishaan linked to the PSN blog which has details of the restoration process, its rolled out by country starting in the Americas to others, with what appears to be JPN last in the order they listed.

      • PrinceHeir

         well that sucks for them :

  • kupomogli

    I’m in FL.  Back online! <3 Sony.

  •  Woot VA is back baby!

  • I hear ewok drums

  • I hope @playstation #SCEA would lift that vague localization policy of theirs, as a financial safety net.

  • Zero_Destiny

    I’m glad it’s up and running soon. Excited to be going back and wondering what new PSOne games might come out each Tuesday. Hopefully we get some cool releases down the line. ^_^ May not of been all that effected (I’m not a big online gamer) but I’m glad PSN is coming back. More PSOne classics please. *excited*

  • malek86

    Now it’s the time of truth. My USA account better be still working.

  •  Wow so I’m the only one to comment on their music choice. Brilliant! And honestly I can still hear his accent, his english is great, the accent makes it exotic in that very sexy way.

  • Manonam

    Well spoken, Mr. Hirai. That speech was delivered like I would have expected from Sony.

  • So when is EU going to get it???  Oh well, I guess we will have to wait untill tomorrow or tonight aye? Well, I just wanted to sync my trophies and get to PSN home.. Thats all… lol..

  • US/UK PSN Is Back Up If You Have A JP/ASIA PSN There Are Still Down 

  • z_merquise

    This is good news indeed! Finally, Arcana Heart 3!

    So for anyone here who’s already connected to PSN, did you receive the 30-day Playstation Plus trial?

    • Sal

       Sadly, the first phase of restoration doesn’t include the store.

      So no Arcana Heart or free gifts yet :(

  • thebanditking

    Works for me as an IT professional myself I really do understand the amount of work that has to go into this. As a side note it looks like Kaz has a really awesome office.

  • Any user logging into other account outside of their country???

    • malek86

      Nope, looks like you need to wait until your own country’s servers are back online, before you can log even in different territories accounts.

  •  I think he just earned himself some man-crushes.

  • eilegz

    still down here, it seems that its US only… no latin america..

  •  Luckily I bought Arcana Heart 3 the day of the crash, time to get my butt handed to me by some elitists brb 

    •  OMG I did the same thing I bought Arcana Heart 3 and then psn went to hell

  • Anyone try signing in USA PSN from EU region? I tried and been waiting for the confirmation email for almost 3 hours now…

    • malek86

      It worked for me.

      • how long did you wait for the confirmation email?? My UK account was fast but not the USA account though..

        • malek86

          I did everything from the console. Didn’t need no emails or other stuff. Maybe because it was the same console where I made the accounts in the first place (I think… it got sent to technical support once, but maybe the just repaired it instead of giving me a new one, however absurd this sounds).

          • well, I guess I did not register my PS3 properly.. Lol.. Cuz I register my PSN through my PC… but thanks… :D

  • Learii

    we love you sony 

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