Sony Begins Phase One Of Playstation Network Restoration

     Sony has just released a mandatory firmware update (3.61) for the Playstation 3, which is now available to all users. The update will allow users to change their passwords once the Playstation Network restoration reaches their region.

     The PSN restoration will roll out country-by-country, beginning with the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Users can follow Sony's roll-out map to see if PSN service has been restored in their region.

     Although the initial phase of the PSN restoration will not see all services go back up, several services will be available to users leading up to the full return in May, including:

  • Sign-in for PlayStation®Network and Qriocity services, including the resetting of passwords
  • Restoration of online game-play across PS3 and PSP
  • Playback rental video content, if within rental period, of PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
  • Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, for current subscribers, on PS3 and PC
  • Access to 3rd party services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and
  • 'Friends' category on PS3, including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc
  • PlayStation Home


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