Sunday, 15 May 2011

sony psn back up onlin3 may 15th

so sony psn is slowly back online today but how many of you still have your psn and have not traded in the system for the xbox as microsoft slashed prices on the console
retail has reported an 200 percent rise in ps3 tradeins for more secure network
what we want to no is what u want sony to give you for such a long outage if u stayed with them or why u left sony psn for the microsoft live system ?
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psn back up online today

Earlier today we gave you the good news that the PlayStation Network had started to come back online in certain regions. The US is all up and running but at the time of writing users in parts of Europe including the UK are still waiting. Now that PSN is back online we are wondering if you have had problems with PS3 3.61 update.

When you first try and sign in to the PlayStation Network you will have to update the systems firmware. But we have had a couple of emails from our readers saying they have had some problems downloading the software.

The firmware update is mandatory and will have to be installed if you want to use the PSN service when it is available in your region. If you have never downloaded any content on the system, you will receive an email after you first try and sign in. Users will be given a link so you can reset your password, once this has been done you will be able to access your account using the new password.

This will be good news for the millions of PS3 owners wanting to get their fix of some online gaming. Have you had any problems downloading the 3.61 firmware update?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

activison hopeful playstion up before new map pack

Activision said on its quarterly earnings call last night that the ongoing PlayStation Network down time would result in the loss of high-margin revenue for the publisher.

It added that it was "hopeful" Sony can restore the service soon, at least before the planned launch of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC for PS3, which is believed to be scheduled for June.

{Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said (via Seeking Alpha): "With regard to the PlayStation Network issues Sony is facing, we are hopeful that they will be up and running as soon as possible.}
"We're planning on launching the Call of Duty Escalation content pack for the PS3 later in the quarter and I'm hopeful that this situation will be {resolved} by then."

{Sony said yesterday the PSN might not be fully operational again until May 31, six weeks after it was first taken offline.}

{Assessing the outage's potential cost to Activision, chief financial officer Thomas Tippl said: "For the June quarter... revenues will be down versus the prior year, due primarily to a smaller product lineup and the expected loss of high-margin revenue due to the temporary the PlayStation Network shutdown".}
Fellow third party publisher Capcom said this week that the service down time has cost the firm "hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in [lost] revenue", but it added that Sony has been "as transparent as it probably can be" with its business partners about the situation.