Sony: No date yet for PlayStation Network return

NEW YORK Tue May 10, 2011 3:02pm EDT

A man plays a game on Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 game console at an electronic store in Tokyo April 27, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A man plays a game on Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 game console at an electronic store in Tokyo April 27, 2011.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Corp said it would take at least "a few more days" to restore service to its online PlayStation Network, which was breached by hackers in one of the largest Internet break-ins of all time.

In a new statement posted on Sony's PlayStation blog on Tuesday, Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said: "I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can't give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days."

The online gaming service has been offline since April 19 when Sony noticed unauthorized activity on the servers. Sony has said that the personal information of more than 100 million users had been breached, on the PlayStation Network as well as through other online games services. It said it could not rule out that some 12.3 million credit-card numbers had been stolen during the hacking.

(Reporting by Liana B. Baker, editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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Comments (4)
ciendolor wrote:
Sony’s finished. I’ll be lucky to get $20 for my used Playstation 3.

May 10, 2011 3:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ricksterd64 wrote:
There is that wonderful vagueness again from Sony. “Likely at least a few more days”??? That says absolutely nothing. Hey Microsoft allow me trade in my playstation for an xbox and give me a free year of xbox live and there will be no more sony for me.
Buy they way Sony not only my ps3 buy my $3000 sony bravia flat screen won’t allow me to stream anything either as it also relies on the PSN

May 10, 2011 3:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pudgesfan7 wrote:
LOL at people who don’t realize Sony is working very hard. Obviously reconstructing massive servers will take a few weeks. Sony realizes their customers have been without online play for a long time. They aren’t setting a release date because they can’t promise it.
I love video games, but find something else to occupy this short amount of time. Hangout with friends, go outside, clean, get a job, get a hobby, play games offline, etc.
It sucks but it is not a big deal. The end.

May 10, 2011 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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