PSN Back Online in Europe and Other Regions

Heavy password request volume is delaying Sony's response rate.

Sony’s PSN began going back online yesterday in North America.  It was great for those of us who live in that part of the world, but PlayStation owners in other regions were probably pretty upset that they weren’t getting the same treatment.  According to Sony, the wait is now over in most territories.  PSN services have now returned in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico (shouldn’t they have been included in the North American update?) and South America.

Of course you’ll need a shiny new password before you can jump back into the fun.   As you might imagine, the extremely high number of requests have slowed the process down.  Earlier, Sony was forced to put a thirty minute hold on new requests due to the strain they were causing.  The process is rolling along again now, but “it’s taking longer than [Sony] expected for all those emails to clear all of the ISPs.”  So if you haven’t gotten an e-mail response yet, be patient as it’ll arrive in due time.

[Sources: EU PlayStation Twitter Account and Official PlayStation Blog]

Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo
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