Well over a month after Sony shut down the Playstation Network due to a cyber attack on its servers, the console gaming online service will finally be restored in Sony's home country of Japan on Saturday. Bloomberg reports that a Sony statement has confirmed that Japan and other Asian based countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will see PSN and the Qriocity music services will begin coming back online tomorrow.
Not every Asian country will get this treatment, however. Sony also said today that the Playstation Network will still be down in South Korea and in Hong Kong "until further notice". There is no word on why these two locations will still be down. But you can bet that Japan's Playstation 3 gamers will be happy to get PSN back online since the cyber attack caused Sony to shut down the network on April 20.
Sony began restoring the Playstation Network here in the US and other parts of the world on May 14. However, we are still waiting for the company to bring PSN's Playstation Store back online. The online store where players can purchase and download games, grab demos and more was rumored to come back online last Tuesday but that didn't happen. At the moment, Sony is only saying that the Playstation Store will be restored before the end of May, which now is just a few days away. When that happens, PSN users will be able to download a couple of free games for the PS3 and PSP consoles.