PlayStation Store back online

Six weeks after the infamous data breach brought it down, the PlayStation 3 and PSP's commerce service returns; free Welcome Back games not yet live.

Following six weeks of downtime, the PlayStation Store has finally returned. Its director, Grace Chen, made the announcement Wednesday evening via the PlayStation Blog.

The PlayStation Store has returned.

"The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience," she said. "You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos. Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trials, free games and DLC, free avatars and even more discounts."

The PlayStation Blog has a full list of backlogged content that is now available. It includes such PS3 downloadable titles as Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls ($14.99) and the exclusive Under Siege ($19.99). The TurboGrafx-16 rereleases Alien Crush and Bonk’s Adventure ($5.99) are also now on sale.

Not yet available are the games Sony is giving away free under its Welcome Back program. "You may have noticed that the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live," said Chen. "It is currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon; we'll be sure to let you know when."

The next PlayStation Store update is slated for Friday, June 3, with at least two more to follow next week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Today's restoration of the PlayStation Store comes a month and a half after a cyberattack that resulted in the exposure of some 77 million PSN accounts and an additional 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment accounts. This week, Sony Network Entertainment president Tim Schaff is expected to testify before Congress to explain the security breach.

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Thehobb
Thehobb

@mclebron23 sooooooooooo let me get this straight.... you have money to buy three consoles and cause of that you have a life??? lol i love your comments man-child i really do :P hope to hear another harsh comment from you ;) XoXo ............ oh and yeah btw it's still named crapbox 360! lol

mclebron23
mclebron23

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Thehobb
Thehobb

@mclebron23 clearly you are the nerd dude, you have three consoles and no friends.... lol.... plus you take a comment personally??? wth?? this is a blog and i can say whatever i want about the crapbox system... i dont care psn got hacked, it's still here and better than crapbox... hope to hear another lame comment from you :) and for the record i am 8 years old XD

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

@demonkingx5 Ok, maybe do that on a pc forum for pc gaming newcomers rather than people who play consoles. I'm sure alot of people know about Steam regardless and could easily find out if they were interested in pc gaming. You say stop 'snitching', do you know what that means? It means (put in a childish way) to 'tell on someone' i.e report them. I didn't report you, so either you've got your definitions mixed up or you're simply making false accusations. In fact someone reported me here, and since you brought up the topic and are probably just annoyed by my posts, I would assume it was you. How ironic.

digi-demon
digi-demon

Yay - free stuff ! - :D (am also getting error codes when browsing / using Store :( )

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@irishdude199210 im letting people who dont own just a console who got steam about the deals they have. there are people who got ps3's & steam you know & grow up stop snitching on people over the internet

kud2001
kud2001

Great! But am getting lots and lots of error codes. Hopfully just teething issues. As for games freezing, Fallout 3 is the worst offender.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

Yeh come to think of it, my PS3 seems to freeze more than usual since PSN came back up.

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

Well I'm glad that everythings back up except..... HACKERS are still on COD The PSN Store Keeps Crashing Some Games now freeze **** WHEN WILL THIS END! GET IT RIGHT SONY!

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

@demonkingx5 The point is talking about Steam is off-topic, plus you were simply advertising it. Really obvious advertising too e.g 'Go to Steam to.....'. Talk about Steam when comparing it to psn, but don't just randomly advertise it.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

No sign of the free games so far.....

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@irishdude199210 i tell it like it is. if you dont like it dont read it simple as that

UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

Welcome Back is up but I can't access it, keep getting lots of errors and s***. Pfft typical Sony

gunnergod13
gunnergod13

@stingrayX5 yea right i bet your lying can someone check

mclebron23
mclebron23

@Thehobb...Crapbox 360? you're obviously 12 years old and a big nerd. Which system got hacked again? Oh yea ps3. BTW i own ps3, 360 and Wii so dont pull the "you're a fanboy card" I just call it how i see it and im not an obvious ps3 fanboy like your corny ass

benny446
benny446

sadly i dont have psn if i had psn account i would get burnot paradise for free

MaSaNa321
MaSaNa321

oh man where are the free stuff!? Hellooo sonyyy hurry up!

Thehobb
Thehobb

guys, be patients or get yourself a crapbox 360.... let sony do their stuff properly! damn whinners!!

shkar
shkar

gotta begin ENTERING my VOUCHERs and ONLINE ACTIVATION codes

Dark_MetalSonic
Dark_MetalSonic

Damnt, wheres the free games? i want to download infamous, so i can buy infamous 2

onecoolj4y
onecoolj4y

Yes,have a free credit card hack,xbox 360 rules all the way !!

Eric_VA
Eric_VA

@servb0ts i agree, they seem to ruin everything....

servb0ts
servb0ts

I'm glad its back, almost everyone happy except freebee whinners.

MrBlobz
MrBlobz

YES! time for free stuff!!

cheesyrhino
cheesyrhino

@dizzyrhino dizzyrhino cheesyrhino WOAH!!!

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@5cott I have nothing in particular against the 360, there are things I do and don't like, but the same goes for everything really. So in that way, I suppose I agree with you, however I might mention that no proof has ever been exhibited of Sony's "poor security". Dr. Spafford (the guy who got everyone thinking this) admitted his so called analysis was based purely on speculation, and that he had no understanding of Sony's security. Now, this doesn't prove Sony had proper security, but some people went looking at information stored by google cache, according to which all accessible servers were not only up to date, but were behind multiple firewalls (directly contradicting Spafford). Again, this isn't quite proof, as the inaccessible servers could have been out of date, but I wouldn't say that's a likely scenario.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Sometimes you have $2.00 left on your account, and you just want to burn it off.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

i still dont understand why people are stupid enough to pay for an avatar.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Glad its back up fully. Loving the Infamous 2 demo.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

looking for some serious battle field bad company 2 players on the PS3 only PM me if you want to play. NOTE this is not a clan try out

steve4532
steve4532

thnk y the good lord for wat ? we didnt get free shtt YET really wats the point

MADANI_G
MADANI_G

I had to try to access the ps store many times because I had an error code.

mbchfdh2
mbchfdh2

kuda001; Yeah, I just saw that too. I have to say, I think this is a step too far. I understand the first attack (not that I approve of it... I simply understand), but doing it again immediately is overstating the point.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@GrayFox_360 Be patient. I know that's a strange word for a gamer, but patience yields it's own reward.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

Im kinda disappointed they didnt roll out the welcome back program yet but i already downloaded infamous 2 demo and its great! too bad they DELAYED the welcome back program

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@Kuda001 If this is true, and I'm having my doubts, one thing I hope it does is make it easier to catch these guys. They really think they're Robin Hood figures, they're not. They're industrial spies. Somebody needs to take these guys to a strip club and get them a couple of lap dances. Maybe they wouldn't be so pent up afterwards.

GrayFox_360
GrayFox_360

WTF Sony where are our FREE F Games.... CMONNNNNNNNNNNNN I wanna play Infamous.

Xxhed_shotxX
Xxhed_shotxX

I got so mad when i could find the welcome back games they said lmao now i can calm down :)

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@ketchupclaw So they "claim" to have attacked Sony Pictures. What are they going to do? Disrupt the shooting of the new Spider-Man movie? You'd be doing me a favor.

dreamgod247
dreamgod247

Has anybody gottten error codes 80710103

wcooper
wcooper

"You may have noticed that the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live," (rolls eyes) figures.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

I sincerely hope Sony hasn't been hacked again (not the psn). If it is true I can't help but to feel sorry for the company. Seriously hacker folk, enough is enough. I'll just have to say a prayer for karma and believe the hackers will get what's coming to them.

steve4532
steve4532

EDDD BOON bring Rain back so mk can be complete quan was a dumb mistake dont mess it up put him in the playstation store as a DLC character

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@cinerus What they "claim" and what actually happened are two different stories.

mariomaster16
mariomaster16

This would be cool, except I can't change my password so I can't get my PSP online. The stupid website is down, so I can't change it.

steve4532
steve4532

im not buying anything untill the welcome back pakage comes and it better not come on the 7th meaning sonic 2 wont be free with the playstion plus . there trying to be cheap