PlayStation Store available as Sony fully restores services

After many, many weeks of troubles, attacks and extended downtime, Sony has finally announced that the full restoration of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has begun in the Americas, Europe/PAL regions and Asia (excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea). The PlayStation Store should be available right now, with a huge line-up of new content available from releases throughout the downtime period (full list available via the PlayStation Blog). PlayStation Plus has also been updated with a selection of new content.

Despite the re-opening of the Store, many users including those in our forums are experiencing issues with the service, such as code 80710D36 errors, signing in errors or no content errors. This is most likely due to the large influx of users try to access the recently restored services, and should be back up to a full working standard soon.

For all those wondering how they are going to receive the promised compensation for the PSN downtime, Sony has not yet begun the Welcome Back program; however the company said in their press release that details of how to access the program would be announced from each region.

Previously it was revealed that this Welcome Back program would include a 30-day free PlayStation Plus subscription (60-days free for existing subscribers), free movie rentals over one weekend, plus two games from the following five for PS3 users: Dead Nation, infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD or Wipeout HD + Fury expansion. Additionally, you can pick two games from the following four if you are a PSP user: LittleBigPlanet (PSP), ModNation Racers (PSP), Pursuit Force or Killzione Liberation.

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Totally agree with SfIsHeR1701. Just don't use your CC on the service. I never have and never will, I just buy PSN cards at the store.

jakkyl said,
Totally agree with SfIsHeR1701. Just don't use your CC on the service. I never have and never will, I just buy PSN cards at the store.

I did use CC already after PSN got back on. Not hard to just get it replaced anyway or dispute any charges made from said hacked company as proof.

just tried to dl the Infamous 2 demo, got error (80023103), so the store is up but you can't get anything!! YAY!!

djnv2010 said,
just tried to dl the Infamous 2 demo, got error (80023103), so the store is up but you can't get anything!! YAY!!

wait a couple days. im sure the servers are being hammered by many people.

If you are worried about your personnal data, do what I do, go to a local store and either buy a playstation card, or a Mastercard/Visa gift card, they work like a credit card, and if Sony gets hacked again, aw well, the hackers get an expired gift card number...

SfIsHeR1701 said,
If you are worried about your personnal data, do what I do, go to a local store and either buy a playstation card, or a Mastercard/Visa gift card, they work like a credit card, and if Sony gets hacked again, aw well, the hackers get an expired gift card number...

this.

It's good to see...But Not sure if i even want to use it...with all the news this hacking group is going to attack again....I dont know if I can trust the PSN anymore!!

DoMn8oR said,
It's good to see...But Not sure if i even want to use it...with all the news this hacking group is going to attack again....I dont know if I can trust the PSN anymore!!

You are always at a small risk, recent events prove it can happen to any company at any time.

Uplift said,

You are always at a small risk, recent events prove it can happen to any company at any time.


Prevention is better than the cure!!!

Aghares said,

Don't use it. Sell you PS3.

I don't have a problem with the PS3 console...so why sell it!....I'm talking about the PSN!

DoMn8oR said,
It's good to see...But Not sure if i even want to use it...with all the news this hacking group is going to attack again....I dont know if I can trust the PSN anymore!!

That may be true, however, think of this. Sony spent $$$ in addition to having outside consultants test the new system throughly.

etempest said,

That may be true, however, think of this. Sony spent $$ in addition to having outside consultants test the new system throughly.

Or so they say....which seems to be less than trustworthy of late. It wasn't hacked...well it was, but nothing was lost...well some data was lost, but not CC info...well we aren't really sure if CC info was lost, but we hope you are warm and fuzzy.

They couldn't have handled this much worse.

DoMn8oR said,

Prevention is better than the cure!!!

Get rid of your billing information on the console and jusy buy points cards at a gamestore or amazon (they give you the code right away so you dont have to leave and go to a store).