Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be fully restored in several territories by the end of this week. The Americas, Europe/PAL territories, and parts of Asia will gain full access to the network; unfortunately, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea will have to wait a bit longer. Music Unlimited will also resume for PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PCs. Partial restoration has been ongoing since May 15, including online play and account management, while full restoration will include in-game commerce, full functionality of the PS Store, ability to redeem vouchers/codes, and full functionality of Music Unlimited and Media Go.
Games and videos can now be purchased and downloaded from the PS Store on PS3 or PSP. In addition to the music and games services, Video on Demand is also on the way to being restored, with additional details to be given at a later date. Sony’s “Welcome Back” package will also be rolled out as restoration is completed, though details will be slightly different for each territory as the packages differ by region.
Official Site: US.PlayStation.com – Blog