PSN services are finally coming back online today in small areas at at time. Remember PS3 FW 3.61 is required to connect to PSN, download that ahead of time here. The services being activated include online gaming, Music Unlimited, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and MLB.TV. PSN store is not up at this time.
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, which is required to get online.
Here is the map:
You can see the latest map area updates at the PSBlog here. EU folks, you can expect your services to be restored around the same time, so just a few more hours away!
Video press release of Kaz Hirai:
Let us know your region and if PSN is up or down for you via comments.
Thanks to obiwankenobi702 and Rob G for news tip.