Sony to restore Thursday all PlayStation Network services

The restoration plan does not however cover Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong

Sony will fully restore PlayStation Network services on Thursday in all regions other than in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, the company said.

It said in a statement on Thursday that it will also resume Music Unlimited on its Qriocity service for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Vaio laptops, and other PCs.

Sony announced on Tuesday the restoration of these services by this weekend, but did not specify a date.

The details for the restoration in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as for the remaining services on Qriocity will be made as they become available, Sony said again on Thursday.

Sony cut off its PlayStation Network and Qriocity service on April 20, a day after detecting what it later called a "very sophisticated" intrusion. The cyber attacks exposed personal data of about 77 million users.

The first phase of PlayStation Network and Qriocity restoration began on May 15 in the Americas, Europe, and some other countries, followed last Saturday by Japan and some Asian countries, Sony said earlier this week.

The company is planning a "Welcome Back" package of services and "premium content" to all registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity users. In a bid to placate customers, Sony has already offered freebies such as free video games and movies. It also offered free identity-theft protection services in the U.S. last week. The details of the Welcome Back program will be announced from each region, Sony said.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is

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