Sony have today released details of their PSN 'Welcome Back' package for North American customers, with PlayStation Plus service and free games the order of the day.
In news that can't be easy for Japanese PSN fans to read, Sony is being prevented from turning it's PlayStation Network back on by the country's own government.
Sony today pushed out a new software update for its PS3 console in preparation for the return of its PlayStation Network service.
Good news for Sony today, with reports that their PlayStation Network is back online, but you have to be a developer to use it. The news cones from gaming and games industry forum NEOGAF, where forum-goer Kagari reporting that he's been told by a few developers that PSN is back online.
Remember when we told you how CNET had gotten hold of IRC logs that they claimed showed people planning to attack Sony's servers once more? Now the website is claiming Sony actually managed to thwart the would-be hackers, and it's all thanks to them.
Charts handed out by Sony at one of its press conferences to explain the PSN state of play show how the company thinks its gaming network was hacked into, as well as giving a list showing the number of users from each region who's data may have been compromised.
As if two cyber attacks in as many weeks wasn't enough, it appears Sony could be in for a third, according to chatter in a IRC channel.
It seems May isn't going to be any better than April for Sony after the Japanese company was forced to take its Sony Online Entertainment servers offline due to another security breach.
It's really not been a great week for Sony. The news that their PlayStation Network had been hacked was bad enough, but then the Japanese electronics giant was forced to tell its 70 million users that their personal data, and even their credit card details may have been stolen.
The PSN hacking saga just took a turn for the worse, with news that a database containing around 2.2 million sets of credit card details are currently up for sale to the highest bidder.