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Sony PSN Coming Back Online in Phases: Final Testing Now in Japan

May 12, 2022 | Debbie Turner
 

We’ve been keeping you in touch with all the latest developments about the hacking of the Sony PSN and subsequent outage and know from comments to our many articles how many of you are alarmed and also angry about the lack of information regarding when the service might resume. We have news today though from a Sony statement, which says that the PSN will be coming back to Japan in phases and that final testing is taking place now.

Earlier today we told how the PlayStation Network was not back online yet and asked, when it was restored if you would go back, which prompted a huge response. We then told how apparently the Sony PSN outage was leading to a rise in used PS3’s for sale. The last update on the Sony PlayStation blog gave a restoration timeline but was very vague on specifics but today we have heard a little more about the restoration of the network.

Although there is no further information yet from Sony for other countries, Sony Japan has issued a new status report today, according to Matt Furtado over on Examiner. This at least will give those in other areas some hope of the service being resumed soon, although it points to the fact that Japan could see the restoration of service first. Sony Japan says that testing of the new security system is now in the final stages and that the company hopes the PSN will be back online “as soon as possible.” Once they are sure it can withstand future attacks they will re-launch the service. Internal tests using games are taking place, which could signify that Sony is much closer to a relaunch.

Part of the statement regarding the restart of the service says, “this phase will be conducted in phases at regional level to ensure the safety of our customers.” Later the statement adds, “To ensure the safety of all of you, it took a while longer, and ask humbly thank you for your understanding.” You can read the statement in full at the Examiner link above. You may also be interested in reading how at least one company is backing Sony’s PSN to bounce back after the outage and that’s Sega, who refer to the incident simply as a “blip,” according to Tom Pakinkis on CVG.

We know though that many PS3 gaming enthusiasts are very frustrated by this ongoing situation although hopefully we are seeing the beginning of the end at least, and full restoration of the PSN is on its way. Are you reassured by this latest Sony statement or maybe you feel that there’s not enough detailed information being supplied from the giant company? We’d like to know how you feel so let us have your comments on this.

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  • jamie

    i hope this is true becoz i NEED TO QUICK SCOPE

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-Ponce-Arechiga/100001017560031 Melanie Ponce Arechiga

    hopefully this time is true n it comes back

  • Hameem

    online gaming for ps3 was is supposed to come on this week and will be fully running by the 31st of may … hopefully (:

  • annonamous

    u r dumb ho ho ho psn for lyf x box live not good enough

  • Gaz

    Happy days woo fucking hoo at last some news lol

  • Clpo

    Wow thanks for the useless information, are you sure you’re not sitting behind the Sony PR department chairmans desk? What a joke. This isn’t news, it’s post trolling to get traffic to your pathetic site.

  • gazza

    great ,all you pepole that went out a bought xboxes should have waited a bit longer ,some times times things take time ,ive allways been with sony and will never leave them ,buy the way i had an xbox once i gave it away no way neer as good as a ps3…..

  • Big Mizzle

    well if it's not bk on by next week im just gonna have to wait a little longer ps3 4eva F U microsoft

  • Karden

    Fuck naw we dont believe shit said anymore fuck wat the talkin bout SHOW ME MAN________BOTTOM LINE WE CANT TRUST THEIR WORD ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • callum drake

    just get it back up and give us free playstation network for a month and also double xp for a month or 2 on black ops

  • KAREDN

    FORGET WAT THEY TALKIN BOUT SHOW US WE DONT BELIEVE ANYTHG THAT SAID FROM SONY NOW THESE DAYS ______________BOTTOM LINE IS WE DONT BELIEVE TALK ANYMORE UR GONNA HAVE @ SHOW US SONY THAT WILL MAKE IT A START……..

  • Daniel Tosh

    FIRST!!

  • name

    i dont think it will be and a lot more people will go to xbox

  • avater

    come on fast i woundn't give up on the ps3 even it takes 1 year

  • alex

    Man……Sony has no idea how many users they have lost already……

  • kyle waller

    no one cares mate every ones boycoting ps blogs

  • dillos

    how can we belive it theyve lied god knows how many times, give u 2 days till you lie again and say the same thing as you have this last month, understand the damage but luying come on!!!!

  • II-R-A-M-B-0-II

    first……… yeh believe it when i see it, sony have been stringing me along for too long im not beleiving a word they say, i would have an xbox by now if my girlfriend would let me trade my ps3 in ( not worth much anymore)

  • Lance

    Pretty much the same news, just worded differently!

  • Boner

    I'll suck a boner, and a third for marks. 1st.

  • blackspot

    gutted

  • Luciano

    No Sony, yes Microsoft
    Sony is worried about its image and not its users.
    ps3 swapped me for an X-box and I'll say one thing. (is better)

    Goodbye Sony, PSN OFF

  • http://twitter.com/AjayCloud @AjayCloud

    wth they hope to have it back on as soon as possible isn't that a given…anyway they said they were in the final stages of testing like a week ago. Hopefully it'll be back soon so i can play Red dead redemption but until then i'm enjoying the single player.

  • Bla Sony bla

    Do first it’s japan then USA then finally uk, takes the p|$$ multi billionaire company can have the best security professionals working 24/7 and have it done in a week their lucky if they have anybody who hasn’t gone to xbox!!

  • Totally annoyed

    If in work i do not produce deadlines my staff will inevitably not get quotas done on time (that is human nature) If deadlines have been established why have they not published them? (To scared to I think) .

    For such a high profile company such as SONY, why do they not believe that it is fundamental to ensure that integrity is the core part of any company? (comments please)

  • phil

    why cant they give specifics on time lines for each region just so were kept in the loop its a fuking outrage and if its not bk up by the 31st then i will be 1 among many getting rid of my ps3!!! and will never bk another item from sony again!!!

  • Wine

    first

  • http://www.finallevelradio.com Double Aught Code

    Can these reporters CHECK THERE FACTS WITH SCE, SCEI, and/or SCEA @ 650-655-8000. This is SCEA Forrest City office. CALL IT BEFORE YOU PUT CRAP LIKE THIS OUT AGAIN PLEASE. You do not help things when you give more rumor than the PS forum gives…

    NO ONE has a TEST fw VERSION!!!

    NO ONE is part of a test group right now!!!

    THE PSN is not up for select individiuals(so quit checking if your one)!!!

    These are attempts to actually hack individual PS3 units via its Unix command interface. They are 'sniffing' out PS3's that seem to be broadcasting and intercepting them.

  • stu

    Although I am annoyed at the prolonged time to get psn up and running and the abysmal attempt to reassure ps3 users of what, how and when this will be rectified I’m afraid I understand why because if they rush this it would be hugely embarrassing and so damaging they cannot risk it. The hackers and not just the ones that originally done this are probably waiting in anticipation for psn to come back on and hack it, to them it’s a game and to them it would be hilarious if they cracked it within seconds,minutes, hours or days SONY MUST FOR THE LIFE OF THEM GET THIS RIGHT!

  • OkieDokie

    Playstation! You suck at keeping us up to date. Everything i read from you guys is a bunch of BS!!! Stop getting my hopes up, and give a real date of when it will be up. Stop worrying about your image, and worry about the loyal customers you have! I'm not abandoning ship, but help us out!

  • uh yeah o-k-

    actions speak louder than words-hopefully they'll prove it this time

  • no name

    yes psn is coming back. ppl that went and bought xbox could of waited for a bit and got ps plus for a month and free games

  • Sony 4 life

    XBOX IS GAY

  • mrex5(psn)

    i had an xbox i traded it in for ps3 and i'll never go back. I'd rather wait for quality then jump back in to quantity. PS3 for liiiiiiiiiiiiiiife

  • neil

    I don’t care if they take another month as long as.it comes back stronger and my details are safer than they was before

  • Juggalo Jake

    Yall needs ta quit cryinlet them do wats they gotta do we donts pay for it n ta the people switchin ta x box thats shit goin ta break in a month got ta worry bout that red ring shit

  • BORED OF W8IN

    sony ur f***in s**t

  • Bountyhunter22

    Sony damaged their own reputations. I love any product that comes 4rm sony but this time damaged limitations on their path. Though am still keeping my PS3 but sony are more careful bout their brand over Their customers which is morally wrong. am still gonna wait till d network is restored but come on they shud have least carried us along with them thru all the time wiv regular updates but Japanese being proud & secretive is another. I love my PS3 only death can do us part

  • brando

    i havnt gone to xbox yet, but sony is trying my patience

  • PSN -.-

    3 Weeks and it still aint up, come on sony u said its gonna be back up and running a few times and its still not up so hurry up -.-

  • Chris

    Is it back on yet MAN

  • Daz

    Why would anyone seriously go to xbox?
    Pathetic machine compared to ps.
    There's so many good games out there that could be getting played instead of everyone bitching about not having black ops MP.
    It's an awful attempt at a COD game anyways and mind numbingly boring.

  • dave

    ahwell at least i got my 360 to fall back on …………

  • Unknown

    40 million people already moved to xbox … im a ps3 gamer and i wont change consoles.

  • lew

    yeh what a joke how about say uk psn equals f***u***k ing another week or 2 weeks thats how much it sucks and am sick looking at xbox's lost so many mates to xbox i cba to switch cause got great blue dual shock controls splashed £70 on 2 and fifa11 and socom keeps me entertained alot but xbox fatty pads suck to me

  • Chris

    Is it BaCK ON YET

  • rogtress

    to all you sad f''''''s, ps3 are protecting your account thats why its taking so long, if you dont wana wait then go!

  • Devon dye

    Sony u suck everyweek something new with u tired of being strung along.

  • boots337

    i wanna fu**** play my black ops

  • jake

    so true ps3 much better, apparently there improving in a few things also, so its kinda good that they got hacked, they got new servers better security and more additional gaming fun + 2 free games and 1 month plus so its all good! GOO PS3 haha

  • Dylan jones

    Wow daniel Tosh is poop lmao

  • Carl

    Sony are absolutely hopeless, treating customers who paid a lot of money for the games and consoles as if they didnt matter. Ive sold mine and got an x-box.
    Hope Sony go bankrupt cos of this, I'll never buy another Sony and neither will most of my mates

    Dreadful company

  • yipyip

    Either use English or proofread. Damn yo shet mak no cinsc nah meen brah? I swear, need a damn interpreter for some of these mindless, illiterate, dumb asses on here. No wonder people in other countries make fun of us. We really are uneducated idiots with nothing to do but whine, bitch and complain……about everything……and then mispell it when we do. Spell check. Look it up. Do SOMETHING YOU 12 YR OLD IDIOT.

  • MR.PLAYER01

    jamas me cambiaria a xbox….. confio en sony 100%…. con sony hasta el final de los dias !!!

  • Mark

    awful communication from Sony. Poor treatment of customers over this, they think we will wait for their service, well I got an X Box last week and so have a great many people I know. Bye Bye Sony

  • jooo

    a dorlalalalalalallalalalalallalalalalala

  • Darrell Lahan

    I hope they get the hacker soon. We already use XBox 360 & a couple of PC's but PS3 is in a league of it's own. Hope to hear of developments soon.

  • Jason Baker

    You were not the first little Danny(to post a reply)..Or were you referring to it being the first time you have heard a human being speak so confoundedly abrupt about a successful yet, money hungry corporation. Either way great shows brother..Sony doesn't have the scrotum sacs' honest men possess..They are most definitely incompetent in handling business matters..Days into weeks and weeks into months..With all of the money I(and many others) have dished out on Sony products, this is how the greedy bastards pay us back..Get a level mind on you pricks, a horde of elderly s work more efficient than the certified assholes at Sony..Take it easy Sony..
    Your Friend

  • Bri1Geordie

    Soon? Phases? Stages? Just give me a date something to look forward to……

  • Jason Baker

    Sorry if my last message was discreet..Its what people need to hear..Speak your mind is what I do freely..Freedom of speech is great..

  • grootx

    What i think is that people are way to fucking impatient about little video games. If people were more patient maybe it would take too much pressure off sony and it would take a shorter time. So why cant people shut it?

  • Jason Baker

    Thanks for posting my comment ass

  • hellxknight

    What i think is people are way to fricking impatient. Maybe if people were more patient it would take the pressure off of sony and would take less time to put it back up. So why cant some people shut it?

  • aceofspades327on psn

    a least it is fixable unlike the red rings of death BAM!

  • azzzzzz

    its ready free idiot

  • big

    stop acting like a dick because they dont have to tell us nothing

  • pissed

    MAN SONY SHOULD BEEN ON LONG TIME AGO IVE BEEN WAITING FOR ALMOST A MONTH AND NOTHING MAN IF I DIDNT LIKE PS3 I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A X-BOX YOU BETTER FIX BY THIS WEEKEND OR PPL R GOIN TO GET RID OF THERE PS3 IM TELLIN U GUYS :< I AGREE WITH SOME OF U THEY WORRY TO MUCH ABOUT GRAPHICS

  • grootx

    Me?

  • anthony

    how long before psn is hacked again? lets face it look at the psp and how many times sony have forced updates to stop people running 1.50 firmware in the hope they can stop illegal downloaded games being played.

    Ill put money on it that the PSN network will be hacked again soon when/if it ever gets back on line? sell the ps3 while its worth something because the next time psn is hacked im sure even hard core fans will say thats it im done with sony and jump ship.

    i took no risk and sold my ps3 last week i would advise you all do the same sony has no security on the psp and now the ps3 is going the same way, RIP sony PS£

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Leal/777110631 Tyler Leal

    man im pissed i agree with u guys they only worry about there graphics

  • Sparky

    If this is true, fantastic, progress at last… But on May 1st they said they were in the final stages of restoration and up within a week, so i have my doubts about this. But one thing is for sure, unless Ps3 do something drastic like not have it up till June-July i will NOT get a Xbox.

    So c'mon Sony we're not hanging round forever, you've already lost about 15% or more even of PS3 users.

  • shaneM

    HURRY THE HELL UP SONY

  • David

    Wow, speak English much?

  • Hackers Shud Die

    Those Little Sad Mother F*CKIN FOUR EYED GEEKS Who Hacked The Psn Should Get Runover By A Double Decker Bus And Die :P

  • antman

    Your girlfriend is smarter than you no doubt. What about before there was even online comeon people there are plenty of games to play solo or at home with friends what the hell is happening to people there was a time you know when friends had to get together to play together.

  • george

    is this really daniel tosh the comedian or just an imposter

  • Anonpress

    are you stupid? Xbox live has everything PSN has and more. which is expected i mean you pay $60 a year for it.

    We are legion.

  • david

    Lots of ignorant people on here and no patience, obviously addicted to online . It’s not sonys fault, I’m happy they are making things better, hope they catch the persons responsible.

  • ANDYC

    More Sony lies.
    I'd rather they lied about a date too far ahead than too short again.
    I bet those hackers are just wetting their pants laughing.
    Do a proper estimate Sony.. work out exactly how long you REALLY believe it will REALLY take and then add 50%.

  • steven

    how do i feel? pretty damn excited :D they're finally gettin shit together and i can have something to look forward to. ONLINE GAMEPLAY! (NFSHotPursuit & GTA) Add-TEAM_X_BigSteve

  • anthony

    p.s

    it will not be the 1st time Sony have failed go back too the 80s and the video format war= betamax V's VHS this time its the war of the consoles ps3 V's xbox my money is on xbox winning this one.

  • HULK

    dammmmm WE WANT TO PLAY ONLINE already mang!!!

  • http://Earthlink.net Hector

    Ok, as everybody knows, sony has handled this situation in, let’s just say, not the best we’ve seen….but is that really a reason to completely abandon Sony?? Yeah I know many if it customers, including me, are upset about what happened and how long it’s taken for Sony to fix it, but just because life has been without playstation for 3 weeks doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world!!!!! Get over it, when it comes back everybody will be happy again and the network is gonna be much better….

  • metalpacient

    uhm for a multibillionaire company they sure take their time…I keep hearing the same thing from some ppl (maybe they work for sony themselves) "better to wait a bilt more make sure it won't happen again", what kind of morons are working for sony if they ned almost a month to secure the network?they sure have the money to hire the best, why don' they?and what do we get for our patience?has once even been mentioned, at least a free downloadable game not 10 not 20 , just freaking one?…if this is the way they treat the customers…., meh

  • David

    I already had my Xbox and it’s gotten me through this outage without a glitch. Why does one have to sux and the other have to be great? I think both systems offer a ton to consumers. Both have exclusive content with fast servers (when they’re working) As far as the pay for play argument, the whopping 60.00 a year isn’t going to put me in the poorhouse. I pay a lot more than that to play DCUO, which I’m looking forward to playing again. I know a lot of people pay for PS+ too which costs quite a bit as well. All things considered I think it’s well worth having both systems if you can afford to do so. I’ve Bern playing Portal2 and Mortal Kombat online over the past three weeks and have been having a blast! Is there anything wrong with that? Ok, all the fanboys can blast me now and have the last word. I will not respond. Happy gaming everyone.

  • Shadowdragon977

    You know, I think for some people, the waiting is good, especially those with exams. I play black ops ALOT. Since Psn is down, its helped me revise otherwise i would have been on ps3 all the time. Ppl need to find something to do. Theres no point whining about it. And for those who think sony arent working fast enough Try do a better job than those who work to fix it.

  • Dr Lecter

    Sony needs to quit being pussy and just turn on the servers

  • sparkymurt

    Sony if its taken you this long to make the system secure then it just shows how poor the security was in the first place.
    It just goes to show if you leave the key to your front door in the lock someones going to rob you. Sort it out guys and for gods sake give us a secure restart date.

  • John

    For some people who already got an xbox, then shame, we might have waited for so long but i know great patience will lead to great cause anyway, I just can’t wait what’s in line when psn comes back,,;) keep up the good work sony, and u will always be on ur side ;)

  • grammarpolice

    You NEED to pick up an English book.

  • John

    I, will always be in ur side”;)

  • Karl

    I have 2 ps3 and I will trade them both in for 360 if things don’t get better this weekend.
    And if I go so do 20more to xbox so come Sony don’t let us down!!!!!!!!!!

  • David

    LMAO! I’m not ready to go there but I really do want some marks as well.

  • gigithe riddle

    gigitheriddle: aye coz u need to fukn pay for it

  • xWEBBOx

    SONY

  • Purple_Kush

    how long before psn is hacked again? lets face it look at the psp and how many times sony have forced updates to stop people running 1.50 firmware in the hope they can stop illegal downloaded games being played.

    Ill put money on it that the PSN network will be hacked again soon when/if it ever gets back on line? sell the ps3 while its worth something because the next time psn is hacked im sure even hard core fans will say thats it im done with sony and jump ship.

    i took no risk and sold my ps3 last week i would advise you all do the same sony has no security on the psp and now the ps3 is going the same way, RIP sony PS£

  • Tony

    AMEN brother

  • Adie

    The way i see it is yes this is lashing everyone off but it is not all Sony's fault. This has cost Sony shed loads of cash, if everyone goes to xbox and Sony just quit, xbox is all you would have for serious gaming. That would be bad news all ways.
    The end is in sight, stick with your ps3, don't let Microsoft have everything so we have no other choice.
    They have to get it right this time and if it irons out all the bugs of the old server then we all benefit.
    Hang in there for a while longer. You know you don't want the xbox controller anyway.

  • Ps3ftw

    Woooohoooo great going Sony keep it up I’m with you all the way. The day I swap my ps3 for a gaybox sorry xbox will be the day I see a cow smoking a joint while drinking a beer on my couch highly unlikely so keep it up Sony!!!! And we will soon be back to owning on mw2

  • wolfking

    Take it your full stop is broke.

    I would like to see most of the people on here do what sony has done to fix the servers.

  • dixie74

    hope its on soon they have said hopefully soon for so long. sooooooon why dont sony say we have no idea your guess is as good as ours

  • wolfking

    Someone who is talking sense.

  • wolfking

    So you would prefer to have the servers back online and then need updating days later because of a problem somewhere?

  • Rich

    I hear a lot of you guys dissin sony and saying that your gona get a 360"let me tell you"there's no game's on 360 that are more fun than the exsclusive's on the ps3"i mean where's the sence in downgradeing?and as for the psn service being down it's bad i know but it needs to take time to ensure that everything is safe for us and the network,so if it takes another few weeks of not being online with psn"so be it,but im sure when it all comes back on it will bounce back stronger and better than before"another thing"you dont see microsoft giveing out free games do you"ok so they have done in the passt"like harlms way but thats verry rare"5 years ive been with 360 ive only had three free games"and there crap!on the playstation ive had about 12 at least already and these are good games,so its sony who look's after the gamer not money grabbing microsoft"i know one thing for me"after the ps3 and xbox 360"i know who im staying with"playstation all the way baby;]like marcus fenix said in gears 2 EAT SHIT AND DIE!thats exactly what microsoft can do.

  • Little2Late

    I am an avid Sony customer from when the ps1 was released. I do not doubt Sony for one minute and I know they are work the ***ses off to get it sorted. And when it comes back online again there will be less ps3 MORONs that traded their ps3′s in to clogg up the servers lol. ;)

  • s

    That’s fine As long as I have one less retard like you to encounter online.

  • Phil

    i am still playstaion, 2, 3 and the future. Get us back on the internet

  • Xxp

    Bye bye I got an xbox u said it would be back on Friday now it’s next Thursday I can’t stand it any more!!!!! Astala vista PS3 and PSN!!!!!!!

  • Wandon

    The obvious reason for the long wait is because there are women trying to restore the network when they should posted up in the kitchen like a mailbox. That’s my theory on the situation. P.s. I love sandwitches

  • Dusk

    For all you people complaining. Knock it the fuck off and get a life go out side some time. It seems I am one of the few people who realize there are games that you can play offline. Psn being offline has given me a chance to catch upon some older games. And jump to xbox my ass. I had a xbox before I came to ps3 I utterly refuse to pay for online and pay for dlc not to mention fight with a stupid box that if touch the wrong way will ring your disk and ruin it along with all it’s other tech problems compared to sonys standard blu ray wifi Internet browser and multiple other bonuses. If your gonna be a childish little baby over ur online and jump ship do it no one on here gives a shit. Just shut your mouth and do it. Quit acting like the psn failure is a fault with the ps3 it’s the servers attacked by hackers overloading with information the a second attack right after that. Quit whining. They provide free online for us and have only game sales and dlc sales to pay for every thing. So go ahead and slag me off for speaking the truth and pointing you out. What ever prove how much more of a child you are cause every person who bitches after this is now my bitch

  • PSfaithful

    Man, alittle better but alittle more would still be good. Come on Sony make it worth your wealth. lol
    Gaming is your biggest bring home. Just alittle longer but with comments like Purple_Kush must have just bought that ps3 and decided to take it back. Your loss if they learn from starting things then you make it stronger, just a fact of life.

    Fight on Sony and come out of this stronger and more capable for your 'faithful' followers. For it will be nice and my 'Black ops' balls can be relieved (lol). But just alittle support.

    Always a faithful from the Playstation first system release.
    Go get 'em. And 'F' u impatient people.

  • EmXDRTty

     when will it be on in the uk?
    I’m really hopeing it’s will be on by Sunday. Please Sony hurry up and up it back on it the uk
    All the people who are saying we are inpatient!? What do you exspect it been a month, and we enjoy playing online and can’t wait to get back on!!

  • ryanb

    f uck ps3…y couldnt someone hack x box..id rather pay 70 bux a year for this not to happen…

  • TheLout

    A date. Right now thats all I want. All this ambibuous bullshit followed by days of silence is really poor form. How hard is it to actually use your own blog?

  • themagnoliaboy

    SONY better make up for this shit (double XP black opps or free download games or sthg) Fuck xbox anyways. Im tired of playing offline…hurry up plz

  • Trae

    Discreet means:Careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, esp. to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage. I think you meant BLUNT: Abrupt in address or manner of speaking or actions. You really should get it right if your trying to scold someone else otherwise your point is rather pointless.

  • Joe Fielock

    i completely agree although i do have an x box deffintly not as good

  • JOE

    yes david i agree i've been playing lots of Fallout the past few months and i agree atleast im not getting random messages interumpting my game time right?:)

  • Just my two cents.

    It's the people commenting and whining about how PSN isn't back up yet that make me lose faith in the general gaming community. What do you guys want? They rush it in with 50k bugs and be even EASIER to hack again? Or make sure they have EVERYTHING in tip-top shape? All the morons who went for xBox, enjoy paying to play online over something so stupid.

    For chrissakes, they're revamping an entire INFRASTRUCTURE. If the big word didn't pop your neurons, that isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. Unlike most people, apparently, I'm patient, and I dun'mind trophy hunting or replaying a few campaigns until then. In fact, I haven't even TOUCHED my PS3 except to listen to music or play Brotherhood a few times. :/ Don't let a game run your life, you guys make it seem like you're the 'sit on your couch playing video games and eating chips' type if you're that desperate to play that you're willing to pay for an xBox. Not everyone, but still. And no, I'm not a fanboy, I had an xBox before and I find both consoles to be the same in general, I just happen to like the PS3 more. *shrug*

    Come at me, bro, I wont bother replying to the troll messages and a thanks in advance to the civil people who decide to comment.

  • xbox

    Me and most of my friends sold our pr3's and got Xbox, cant wait any more.

  • Jc10305

    Idk what to believe all I know is that this is getting outta hand, I really hope that Sony gets this fixed ASAP cause if not I will smash this system and send the pieces over night to Sony with a picture of me playing XBOX a reliable online gameing system…..

  • Tommee

    funny how so many people have left ps3 for xbox, soon as psn comes back the most of them will return.. kinda shows that ps3 is better imo :)

  • mark

    lets all take a ride on a pony and forget sony

  • Whiteboy7thst

    Aghhhhhhhh you stupid! come on fruitcakes i want my ps3 back so i can play me some blakc ops!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ppppfff

    Hahahaha Shut up you fool! The playstation has been about for 15 years at least! as if this one off incident means the end of the console. Hahahahaha !!!!! Betamax hahahaha
    SHUTUP

  • SuperMario

    Reality is, my Gamer PC will kick any PS3 or XBox from here to hell in a microsecond.

    Who needs a console? I mean honestly, who does? Really!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Christopher-Galang/100000086360767 Ryan Christopher Galang

    hey uhh is there any news about PSN getting back online anytime soon in the south east asia area? cause im in the philippines and im hell pissed off about this i mean just 1 week after i got a new PS3 after my sister wet my old one the PSN went down =(

  • wolfno-1

    I wouldnt read to much into this. I Wong be getting my hopes hopes up till this is actually posted on Sony web site. And just cause its saying in its final stages doesnt mean its going to be done in the next few days. In glad its taken Sony a long time and have truer rushing to get it back just to please all theses sad people who have no life and dont wait paciently. I miss mw2 online but in glad Sony are doing all they can to stop this happening again.

  • tim mansion

    hackers are awesome! thanks for showing how weak the psn is and making sony do some work for a change!

    ANONS 4 LIFE!! >< ;)

  • psnjunkie

    it was meant to be last week as well so until we see it back up or a confirmed statement by sony then there is no guarantee

  • Alex

    well aren't you the most mature person in the world!
    have some patience. it's not like everyone around the world knows exactly what's happening the moment it's announced!

  • K

    You guys are being waaaayyyyyy to unpatience wait for it to come back online get a life find something to do while your waiting

  • Tony Jockey

    Bring back PSN soon SONY! I am tired of spending my time reading shakespeare instead of noob tubing in MW2!!! I'm itching 4KILLS! I wanna RaPe RaPE RAPE~~~~~SONY 4 LIFE.

    p.s. O yea, I have Xbox 360 Slim and I don't wanna pay for online gaming cuz who doesn't like free online gaming??? Plus as of right now, I am worried that my Xbox will get the blue dot of death if I put too much LuV into the system.LOLmyASS!

  • ps3 for life

    F micro i dont really care when psn will be back im am sticken with sony i mean com on they even said they will give us a welcome back pack.

  • Jan Buchel

    its so gay i just wont it to come on so i can play black opz

  • Saucynuggets101

    Amen to That! Well said David. Although I am stuck playing offline on ps3 for now, Id love to have both systems.. problem is, hard enough to buy "one" system while being a student with a shitty part time job. Hopefully, PSN will return soon :D

  • chris

    i hope its back this time :) i cant wait any more

  • IBIS

    I just got a killstreak of 11 walking down my street, but no chopper gunner whats going on.

  • ja ja

    hahaha i dont get it wen is it coming up agen

  • IBIS

    I just got a killstreak of 11 walking down my street but no chopper gunner whats going on

  • ja ja

    a xbox is way better then ps3 that only thing that i do not like about xbox is that live is not FREE! and no disrespect for PS but yea i can not hate on PS cuz my 1st game consul was the PS1 lol

  • DarkNinja0088

    BOOM! HEADSHOT!

  • wolfno-1

    like find a job. that should take there minds off it lol

  • wolfno-1

    isnt it strange that so many impatient people are on here saying theyve already traded there ps3's in for an x box but there still on the sites trying to find out when its coming back online

  • TNT

    For the ppl trading their ps3 for Xbox are dumb. After it comes back better than before and the best games come out those idiots are going to have to buy another ps3. Just do like most ppl and have more than one system. I have all 3 but the others collect dust until something worthwhile comes out. Take your time Sony and make the traders wish they didn't leave.

  • FUCKIN PSN

    f*ckin tired of this shit. PLAYSTATION IT ONLY DOES OFFLINE LOL PLAYSTATION SO CHEAP A CAVEMAN CAN HACK IT LOL ITS SUPPOSED TO B UP BY THE 31 BUT I AINT GOT MY HOPES UP

  • marcus

    and the bad thing is in black ops i just got $22,889 and i did not spend it

  • PSNPLAYER

    I'm just playing GTA IV which has a good single player story but as soon as PSN is back on I'm on Black Ops

  • alz 68

    idiot, its not about the systums its all about the games, you can tell your a dumb fanboy!

  • im tha best

    if it comes back later next then gamers wil start to throw away there ps3 and it could be 1 of our friends online and would that be fair no .so if any off ur friends online leave then then that would suck

  • alan

    free xp aint for psn to decide ya dobber . only trayarch can put double xp on.

  • hopey the destroyer

    i think ur the dumb 1!!!! how can u say ps3 is better? is it bcos its free? in tht case ur the kind of person who would rob there own granny 4 a freebie….. yes its free yes they have a net browser yes there security is shit n puts each n every 1 of there customers private details at risk but am sure ppl wont think of it tht way wen they are trading there ps3's in!!!!!!!!! tht bein said i do agree with owning more thn 1 console but dont agree tht any console is better they all have faults and all have positives>…. just stop hating n start gaming !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tama

    finally!

  • Shadow

    You might need to change your killstreak setup. ^_~

  • fikmajik

    i agreee but they can be ok

  • Fredalb

    I managed to get a care package with a 5kill streak but then agen I did spend the night in a cell lol hurry up Sony !!!!

  • Shadow

    @hopey

    I don't understand the competiton either.. I only own the PS3 and a gaming computer, but, Even I prefer the XBL interface over the PSN. But I, overall, prefer my PS3 as it has the games I play (Gran Turismo, Resistance, LBp, etc). I paid for 12+3 months membership in February, After having my console for nearly 4 years… Theres been gaps where I havent played for months on end.. Now is one of those gaps, Although I have been enjoying Portal 2… Just wish I could register it with steam :3

    Anyway, Best of luck to you all out there. The PSN will be back when its stable, oratleast in Sonys eyes. Sony are no exception, I mean, If it was your business, would you want it back up and on the internet without knowing if the security had bee fixed?

    See you all…

  • glenn

    hurry up plz !!! give us free new map pack for black ops" escolation" and triple or double xp weekend plz

    they have to give us that at least i would be happy if they do and forgive them

    thanks

  • PSN iRAW_KraY_ZE

    well i personnaly think it is good that sony are taking there time on this. imagine if they were hacked again straight after because all you impatient bods out there just want to play online?? that would be the complete end of sony! no more online PS3 for us! when it comes back it will be better stronger and more user friendly, they cant take this long and not have summin to show for it, free stuff for us because some scum bag has no life and no DIK and had to hack them. not there fault, trust me no matter how good the security if someone wants to hack something it can be done. not sonys fault. blame the hacker not sony.

  • 2028

    No, your wrong. I would have switched to xbox, but the only reason i didnt because 1) i went through 7 xboxs before switching to ps3. 2) i work away from home so i dont want to pay for a service that i wont use. Am not buying monthly subscription crap. I want yearly. I dont want to give microsoft my card details to pay for it, because its hard to cancel your subscription, theres lots of youtube videos and articles of people complaining about microsft taking their money without permission and cant return it because they dont deal with it. I couldnt careless for psn freebies, and if you think every psn user is broke cheapskate, then you must be an ignorant idiot. Am patient and theres no point switching to 360 because when psn is back up, they secuirty will be much better than any console out there.

  • Ben

    Wots your name on ps3 il cane u on rust qik scoping im like a god on it lol

  • huggy_bear

    i was one of the unfortunate individuals that apparently got hacked… i understand every1 will get free stuff but want to no if their will be any differntiation with those that got details stolen????

    btw to all those that say it wasnt sonys fault i can appreciate this however if u leave ure house/car unlocked and it gets stolen who's falt is that… partly your own for leavin it unlocked

  • DRIFTKINGTONYD2010

    hopefully earlyer then that

  • DRIFTKINGTONYD2010

    people will sell the xboxs now just to buy the playstation back it is way better

  • DRIFTKINGTONYD

    THEY WILL ALL COME BACK ONCE THE PSN IS BACK ONLINE SOON

  • Dark7777

    xbox dont do any1 any favours you can be sure of that, and when it comes to online gaming PS3 wins hands down, its free and there is no f**kin about, o yeah and for $60 a year it had f**kin better have more in it, PSN does the same thing but you have to requset it, however if you dont you can still play online with Xbox you pay to play, if you dont pay You DONT play

    Xbox have done a good job of f**kin thier players right in the ass and to top it all off you morons think its great

    Microsft is a buisness, First and Foremost

    Thier users come a distant 3rd if you are really lucky

  • http://msn.com LOLz

    i have traded my ps3 for another ps3 xD

  • Hopes Up For Sony

    i dunno why people are complaining that sony have lost many users…. as i see that as a bright side… i mean think about it… most people who are moving to Xbox are cod players…. soo less noobs BUT mainly less people 2 fill up the servers… so servers will work much smoothly also this is not just cod it will have smoother servers also in other games too but mainly cod i am talking about…
    other than that im waiting mainly because i have a important test month ahead of me & also i have faith for sony…. i understand for extreme gamers out there who cant wait but… i think its soo stupid to buy a Xbox just for the online… its wasting cash but aswell if you have read this message i have posted please replie & tell me your opinion please & thanks for reading lol :)

  • Dark7777

    xbox dont do any1 any favours you can be sure of that, and when it comes to online gaming PS3 wins hands down,
    its free and there is no f**kin about,
    o yeah and for $60 a year it had f**kin better have more in it,
    PSN does the same thing but you have to requset it,
    however if you dont you can still play online with Xbox you pay to play,

    if you dont pay You DONT play

    Xbox have done a good job of f**kin thier players right in the ass and to top it all off you morons think its great

    Microsft is a buisness, First and Foremost

    Thier users come a distant 3rd if you are really lucky

  • jambo

    calm down folks ill be playstation till i die i bought an x-box and it blow up with in a year they replaced it then blown up after 3months x-box is poo and with the outage yes im annoyed but just think how sony feel how many millions have they lost they want it up more than i do and let me tell u i DO WANT IT BACK and for u people that want x-box go you traitors

  • Bla Sony bla

    Has anybody read the compared stats between 360 and PS3 the xbox has better graphics power and run their games in full 1080p where as Sony mostly run 720p not sticking up for either side but Sony have taken the p|$$ atleast when Microsoft error they sort it in a reasonable time and give you brilliant compensation!

  • LONDONBOY

    haha i hear that! im glad aswell i got my uni work completed due to PSN crashing!! haha :D

  • darren

    im so angry at psn this is a joke!

  • Dean

    Sony had better come up with some kind of compensation for it's millions of users. Very weak …

  • PoorKnyght

    I've been scouring the internet for any and all info on the ps3 outage and have read numerous comments on all kinds of forums. The first thing I need to say, stop complaining. Complaining does nothing but make it go longer for you. I pulled my trapezius muscle in my lower back and have been couch-ridden for the last 3 weeks. I can't do anything, I can't mow the lawn, vacuum or anything that could pass the time. And before that, I lost my job and was doing nothing but playing the ps3 almost all day since February. So not having the PSN really hits me hard as well as many others out there. And to all you people who traded in your systems for an xbox, go ahead and waste your money on a product that has proven over and over again, to have a %57 fail rate after 6 months. And I bet a lot of people who swapped also bought a copy of black ops for their xbox. So when you think about it, they wasted money on a xbox and a really crappy game (the second to worst call of duty game), especially if they already owned black ops for the ps3. I guess it just goes to show the type of people that still play that game. They could have spent all that money on socom 4, portal 2 and brink. Hell when you buy socom 4, you get so much free stuff, like the beta invite for resistance 3, online offers and more. And the ps3 version of portal 2 allows you to play online with a pc or mac and includes a pc version of it, so you literally get two copies of the game. I do agree that Sony could have done more to prevent this and far more to control the situation. But as one person pointed out, they are focusing a lot on their company. They need to though. How can you expect any company to provide a decent service if they can't even provide it for themselves. All in all though, I am just as anxious for the psn to finally come back online. And to clarify to anyone who would wonder, I own all three consoles and finally completed my "super computer" in February. I am a PC person first, PS3 second and Wii and crapbox are tied for last. But I'd easily consider both of them to tie for fourth place in my line-up.

  • Gaming geek

    Guy's this ain't cool…. i was looking forward to play ps3 on the long holiday and then they switched it of… i was hoping that it would come on in the 2 day's that i heard it was coming back but no, now it's coming back on he June exams this is not cool at all

  • PoorKnyght

    I'm right there with ya on the ganja thing. And trust me I'm not a cheap scate, I spent over $1500 building my new pc. I have both xbox and ps3, but I still would rather not pay for xbl. I'd much rather use that extra money to either get a little better strand or more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noland-Williams/100001953460132 Noland Williams

    a mate we jus want the date of when its cumin back on mate..

  • karden

    Fuck Howard Stringer with his lien as fuck Patrick Seybold with his lien ass fuck all sony period im done with Sony i aint going backwards only mess with real folks they got understand y we stop fucking wit em cause on the real we was the 1's that was fuckin wit em Sony it aint our fault sony we would of gave my last instead of fuckin with yo folks u tricked off yo staff

  • KARDEN

    HATE SONY THEY ARE THEY MOST NO RESPECT WE AING GOT NOTHIN SONY

  • slc

    I would not want to play again until I know it is safe. Sure, they could have brought it back up right away, but anyone who would have played at that time is stupid. I want security at it's highest level so let them fix it, test it and then we know it's safe. There's other things to do while we wait unless you completely have no life at all which it sounds like some of you have nothing but ps3. Pff, who's fault is that? Not Sony's.

  • JOHNNY BIGNOSE

    PREZDANT WAS ONE OF THE MANY HACKERS HE IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandie-Jo/100001727633607 Brandie Jo

    It seems to me almost everyone revolves themselves around the online play to much…you know your games are offline (( single player )) aswell that's what I have been doing for the last month, but there is no way I'd get an xbox my bf's brother has one it's the crappiest gaming system I have attempted to play…

  • xxabomberxx

    wait sony said that we r going to pay for ps3

  • hops

    Iam extremely disapointed with the lenth of time sony is taking to remedy this problem. I fortuntaly have xbox life and there is not difference with the games online what so ever. Therefore i sugest people go towards the xbox for live gaming.

  • hiuyi

    all i know is this crisis is getting me less addicted to ps3 and morre outside. one more thing XBOX SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hiuyi

    hiooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hp h0 merry christmas

  • hiuyi

    xbox sux and ps3 being down is lettin me play outside more

  • Ps3 is epicer than xbox

    ps3 is great xbox cost money for online i mean i have an xbox 360 but i got a ps2 instead than got a ps3 fuck xbox

  • jb123

    r u drew quick scoper

  • dylan

    i need to quickscope to

  • P.S.N kicks ass

    why don't you ps3 players who are complaining about the psn being down shut the hell up you cant pick and choose but if you could would you seriously want to play now with your credit card info up 4 grabs or wait and when it does come back up play and not have to worry. give me a P. give me a S. give me a N.

  • nintendo ftw

    i say we all go back to playing mario on the 3DS

  • PS3 4 EVER

    dude nobody is lieing someone hacked the system and got milions of peoples information and there are making sure it doesnt happen again if your dumb asses new any better that cant be fixed in just one or two days that takes a while to create a security that strong enough that it doesnt happen again! just let them do there job and be patient jesus christ! and for the people that went to xbox let them go to that shitty system! x box is the worst system since sega saturn! ive owned 5 in 4 years! what a piece of s hit! if it wasnt for my kid i would of never bought it! there is just to many people that have no effing life and hack into stuff! f ucking idiots! ps3 FAR surpasses Xbox in every aspect! this message is mainly for the people that are dumb so if you fit into this category soak it in if not go about your buisness!

  • Xbox Sucks

    No Canada should Be First!!!

  • XBOX SUCKS!

    XBOX IS A PIECE OF CRAP! PS3 MAY BE DOWN BUT NOTHING HAS COME NO WHERE NERE BETTER THAN THE PS3!!!

  • lee

    not an immature statement at all….its exactly what it is.

  • Quickz

    Whish this is true…..OTHERWISE ill throw a tomahawk at the sony boss!!!!

  • achmed

    hwere did u get that info from

  • achmed

    couldnt agree more hav fun paying for online xbox can still get hacked anyway spastic

  • Don’tBeStupid

    It seems like most people have thrown logic out of the window. I have both systems and I am happy with both, I use my ps3 more often because that is what I favor, even though I have cod for both systems I always end up playing ob ps3. Just my personal choice, paying for xbl is in ways wasteful compared to pan, not only because it is free, but because there is no incredible difference. XBL was out for 2 weeks in 08 for a security breach, no info was thought to be stolen. PSN outage is in a different area because of the info that was stolen, but we should hold the hackers responsible and then Sony for not having up to date servers firmware (which still doesn’t give people the right to steal your personal belongings). Bottomline it comes down to preferance, I prefer my ps3 because I have a 60 inch Samsung 3D TV and I play 3d games and watch blue rays and it is amazing. I can’t do all of that on Xbox so I don’t prefer it. Also to the idiot who said the graphics are better on Xbox you have no idea what the hell you are talking about. BluRay won because of superior graphics and being able to hold more information than HD DVD which is why HD DVD is now dead. I don’t know where you get that most games are in 720p since that hasn’t been the reason since the first games and recent games like portal who dont concentrate on graphics but on physics. Common sense is never common

  • danny

    well i sold my ps3 today, another one for the scrap heap. bought a new xbox so i,m happy playing away on line…….. never will i go back to sony they are the worst in the world for looking after customers. oh and three of my friends are selling there's this week,. very bad practise on sony's behalf/ good bye for good.

  • PLAYSTSTION3

    i will wait a year for psn to comeback if i have too, there is no way im getting an x box POS sony is working on creating some of the best security systems out there. So any way if you did switch then you never were a true ps3 fan so just leave this about those who own ps3 not those who own xboxs.PLAYSTATION3.

  • PLAYSTATION

    that is strange your totallyrighht dude

  • 001122mm

    You NEED to not be a pompous idiot.

  • Stuwart

    Wow,finally there some news about PSN. It was hacked because of the crap security.

  • sick of it all

    you're a tool. Sony had already announced a small compensation package for the "inconvenience." Feel free to look it up on the internet, you know the thing that you're using to flame a company that is trying to protect you from this happening again. Oh yeah, on a side note, the money that your parents put into PSN for your ungrateful ass comes from hard work and their credit card is the one at steak, so go ahead and keep complaining that you can't play call of duty for the 20th hour consecutive while your parent's credit card is in danger of getting wrapped up with fraudulent purchases. Take a class or read a book about networking and internetwork security and lets see you do this fix a hacked system with 50 million users world wide under many different languages in under 2 weeks. until then, deal with the fact that you have to… oh hell i don't know, go out side, or get some human interaction over something other than the head set that is still dented into your ear.

  • SOIA

    I'd like to add my 2 cents worth of nothingness, like most of the comments on here but here goes. Everyone here is complaining that Sony is not doing their job and blah, blah, blah. The truth of the matter is that no one that is complaining about how long this is taking is actually aware of how much work it is. Instead of complaining about this, take some time and read a book or do some research on networks and internetwork security. Trust me, it is not the easiest thing in the world to do and even with the team a multibillion dollar company hires, will take more than just 2 weeks to resolve. Sony is actually taking the time to ensure that you're parents' credit cards are going to be safe when the network comes back on. God forbid that you would actually pick up a hobby outside of the realm of PSN and get some human interaction instead of complaining about the cold spot that has come from the lack of the head set that has been permanently glued to your ear since Black Ops launch. if you think they are dragging a piano with this, quit ball bagging and get an xbox if not shut up and stop complaining, it will be back on. I am a gamer and I love Sony, and no I do not work for them nor do I get an endorsement for this. I really think its funny how many people are complaining about 1. something they don't really understand, and 2. something as trivial as not being able to play online for more than a 2 day span. That's about all I got, thanks for reading.
    Peace

  • Truth

    whatever…they've been saying the same thing every other day for the last 4 almost 5 wks. the outage hasnt been the problem for me its the way they handled it. keep giving us those false hope psn blogs sony.thx

  • PLAYSTATION3

    i totlayy agree with that dude