Full online services resuming worldwide this week excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Sony has issued a statement confirming that by the end of the week, the PlayStation Store, alongside other PSN services will be fully restored.
According to the official press release, only some regions won’t get the functionality, including company’s home turf in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. However, for the rest of the world, Sony stated that the service should be back up in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia by the end of this week.
By the end of the week, PSN users can finally expect the following services that were put on hold due to the infamous network data breach.
- Full functionality on PlayStation®Store
- In-game commerce
- Ability to redeem vouchers and codes
- Full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, and compatible PCs
“We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love,” said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. “We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time.”
With the Store planned to go live this week, Sony’s ‘Welcome Back’ program will also start rolling out in the arranged future, so users can finally grab their free vowed PSP and PS3 titles.