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Sony Restores PlayStation Network After 6 Weeks

After a prolonged and painful wait of over 6 weeks, Sony is finally restoring its PlayStation Network, the company announced.

The site is now back in action throughout Europe and the US, while fans from South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong will still have to wait a bit longer before they can mimic the happy faces of their fellow PlayStation users from the West.

“I’m happy to confirm that PlayStation Store is open and you can now download content and redeem voucher codes. We will update you with the full lists of new content available to PlayStation Network members and PlayStation Plus subscribers,” Sony wrote on the official PlayStation blog (opens in new tab).

The last couple of months have truly been quite nightmarish for the Japan based console giant. First it had to face the wrath of Anonymous over the infamous George Hotz episode which saw the company filing lawsuit against the barely-out-of-his-teen PlayStation hacker.

Following this, the company faced a massive attack on its PlayStation and PC Gaming Networks that resulted in an immediate shutdown of the sites. However, the assaults on the company did not stop even there, as more hack-attacks on its world-wide network kept on surfacing all throughout the month.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.