Somewhat lost in the fallout from Sony's bombshell that it believes hackers obtained personal info and possibly credit card numbers of PlayStation Network and Qriocity service users, was the first information on when those services might be restored. In that update to the blog, Sony senior director communications and social media Patrick Seybold wrote:
We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.
That language leaves a lot of leeway but, barring any fresh setbacks, by next Tuesday the systems should be coming back online. When they do it will be interesting to see what changes the new services may include and whether users jump back online right away or feel gun-shy in the wake of the security breach.