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May 14, 2011 // 5:46 pm - Following the release of PS3 Firmware 3.61 and the PSN restoration announcement from Kazuo Hirai, Sony's Senoir Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold tells PSN users to 'play on' confirming that PlayStation Network restoration officially begins now.

To quote: 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. Well 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, nows a great time to get your PS3s firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required to get online.

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.

Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!

Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!

Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!

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#6 - elser1 - May 15, 2011 // 12:32 am
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bout time ya bastards.. kz3 anyone?

#5 - PS4 News - May 15, 2011 // 12:16 am
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Following the release of PS3 Firmware 3.61 and the PSN restoration announcement from Kazuo Hirai, Sony's Senoir Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold tells PSN users to 'play on' confirming that PlayStation Network restoration officially begins now.

Several users are now reporting that PSN service has resumed in the Northeast US meaning it won't be long before it reaches other parts of the globe... PlayStation Network is finally back!

To quote: 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 get online.

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.

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#4 - miihackwii - May 15, 2011 // 12:08 am
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Just installed the update, everything went ok just waiting on the network to be launched.

#3 - barrybarryk - May 14, 2011 // 11:55 pm
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now given the last few major updates have suffered from the HDD upgrade bug that essentially breaks your console if you try to upgrade the HDD, why on earth are people still doing zero-day updates that have NO benefits? it's not like you can get on PSN anyway lol

#2 - miihackwii - May 14, 2011 // 11:48 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Modder1337 View Post
I just turned on my ps3 to go onto iplayer when i got a message saying a update was available (3.61) but when i went to update i got a error after 4% has anyone else got the same problem?


Yes mine stopped at 20 percent, The firmware update is available to be downloaded via this thread, it would most probably be better to download it from hear and install via usb.

#1 - Modder1337 - May 14, 2011 // 11:11 pm
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I just turned on my ps3 to go onto iplayer when i got a message saying a update was available (3.61) but when i went to update i got a error after 4% has anyone else got the same problem?