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PlayStation Network to be fully restored this week

Services will return to normal in the Americas, Europe, Asia and PAL territories

PlayStation Network to be fully restored this week
Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that the PlayStation Network will return to normal functionality across the majority of regions by the end of this week.

All PlayStation Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia will be restored by the end of this week, according to an announcement by Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment on behalf of Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI).

Areas not included in the full restoration are Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

The details for the full restoration of services in these regions will be announced as the information becomes available, according to Sony.

The full restoration of PlayStation Network as well as part of services to become available on Qriocity will include the full functionality on PlayStation Store, in-game commerce, the ability to redeem vouchers and code, full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PCs and full functionality on Media Go

PlayStation users will now be able to purchase and download games and video content from the PlayStation Store on PS3 or PSP.

The service restoration of Video on Demand powered by Qriocity and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity still have not been announced, but Sony said is a statement on its blog that these services will be returning ‘soon'.

"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."

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