PSN restoring in Asia tomorrow, down for maintenance next week

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be restored in Asian territories tomorrow, while plans to bring back the PlayStation Store still seem vague.

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The PlayStation Network will be coming back online in various Asian territories tomorrow, says Sony. The planned restoration includes Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malasia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

The announcement was paired with game giveaways planned for the territory. Like the Welcome Back offers in the US and Europe, PSN members can select two PS3 and two PSP games from the choices. The PS3 line-up is The Last Guy, LocoRoco!! BuuBuu Cocoreccho!, Echochrome, Wipeout HD, and Hustler King. The PSP choices are Yuhshanokuseninamaikida, Everybody's Stress Buster, Patapon 2, LittleBigPlanet PSP,, and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival.

The PlayStation Network has been mostly restored for almost two weeks in the US and Europe, but that restoration was blocked in Japan and other Asian countries due to government agencies.

Meanwhile, PlayStation Store restoration plans are still up in the air. AV Watch (via Game Life) reports that during a recent financial call, a Sony representative insisted that the company is on-track to bring the Store back in May, but then issued a caveat: "even if we're late on that, it'll only be by a matter of days."

On top of that, Sony Europe is planning scheduled maintenance for next Tuesday, bringing the network temporarily down again. The outage will start on the final day of May and end on the first day of June, so the Store would have to come back before the maintenance starts to hit the May deadline.

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    May 27, 2011 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, PSN restoring in Asia tomorrow, down for maintenance next week.

    Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be restored in Asian territories tomorrow, while plans to bring back the PlayStation Store still seem vague.

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      May 27, 2011 8:37 AM

      grrrrr MY DLC

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      May 27, 2011 8:57 AM

      is the store's vagueness related to the Asian territories or generally?

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        May 27, 2011 9:48 AM

        They've been saying that the store comeback is targeted for the end of the month, which hits 4-5 days from now, depending.

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      May 27, 2011 7:42 PM

      God fucking dammit, I'm in Hong Kong and I'm not mentioned on that list. Fucking PSN is still down for us and it's ridiculous, it's almost as if Sony switched it on for North America and then was lazy about the rest of us. Get off your ass, Sony.

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        May 27, 2011 7:46 PM

        They all play by different rules for the different countries. The differences in how much red tape you have to deal with can be dramatic. If I were to bet, I'd say that Hong Kong will come up along with the rest of the Sony Asia territories.

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        May 28, 2011 2:48 AM

        Well, at least I'll be getting it back shortly. Sorry man. :(

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      May 27, 2011 7:45 PM

      Any word on when the psn store is coming online in the us?