Finally the wait is over, today Sony announced that it will restore game services for the PlayStation Network starting today, after a 24-day self-inflicted outage. PSN is being restored in Europe and the United States and, at that, on a rolling basis. According to the PlayStation blog, mandatory firmware update 3.61 is now available for download.
Once installed, many PSN services, including online game-play for PlayStation 3 and PSP, should soon be available for users in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. Sony expects to have full, worldwide access restored by May 31.
Watch out Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai’s full statement:-