Playstation Network Is Active Starting Today

Sony is currently activating the PSN in America and In Europe. Throughout the night parts of these regions will have access to PSN but PS3 owners need to get on, download a update then change their password. Kazuo Hirai (The Representative Corporate Executive officer and Executive Deputy President) released a video on Playstation.Blog to address what is happening. Here’s what is going to be activated:

  • Sign-in for PlayStation®Network and Qriocity services, including the resetting of passwords
  • Restoration of online game-play across PS3 and PSP
  • Playback rental video content, if within rental period, of PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
  • Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, for current subscribers, on PS3 and PC
  • Access to 3rd party services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and
  • ‘Friends’ category on PS3, including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc
  • PlayStation Home

Sony also addresses any security concerns gamers may have by saying they have included advanced security technology, increased levels of protection, additional firewalls and early warning systems. The update will take several hours tonight for the whole country to get their services back up and running but Sony encourages you to download the required update in the meantime to get started.