+ Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media
Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.
Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned
on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some
states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your
city and state. We’ll be updating the map below as service comes online
in individual states. It will take several hours to restore PSN
throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the
latest updates. In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s
firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required to
Notice: If your state is illuminated but your service has not yet
been restored, please be patient – it can take a little while for the
servers to populate fully.