PlayStation Store to return May 24 - Report

Sony is reportedly telling its development partners to expect its online marketplace to come back next week.

With the online gaming components of the PlayStation Network restored, users of the service are wondering when the PlayStation Store will be back. According to Gamasutra, Sony is telling its development partners that the online marketplace for the PlayStation 3 and PSP will return on May 24, next Tuesday.

The PlayStation Store will reportedly be back next Tuesday.

The industry site reports the date was revealed in a memo sent out to the aforementioned partners, some of whom have been publicly complaining that the PSN outage is hurting them financially. The memo also reportedly revealed the schedule for updates to the PlayStation Store, which will receive new content twice a week until the marketplace is up to date.

The first PlayStation Store update will apparently be on the day it relaunches, May 24, followed by a second three days later. Respectively, they will add content that was supposed to go live on April 26--one week after the PSN's data security was breached--and on May 3. The second two updates will reportedly occur on May 31 and June 3, and they will add content scheduled to go live the prior three weeks.

The return of the PlayStation Store also means that the 77 million PSN users inconvenienced by the network's nearly three-week outage will be able to digitally download the free games Sony is offering as recompense. Each PSN user will be able to get two PS3 titles and two PSP titles at no charge from a limited list of first-party games. In North America, the PS3 list consists of Dead Nation, Infamous, Little Big Planet, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD + Fury. The PSP selection is Little Big Planet (PSP), ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, and Killzone Liberation.

[UPDATE] After this story was published, US Sony reps offered the following statement: "We've not announced a specific date other than to say we expect to have the service fully restored by end of the month. Anything other than that is purely speculative."

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liberty4ever
liberty4ever

gee US has one more day before i get really angery end of month is in 25.5 hours here

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

Really Gamespot where are you getting your info from and Sony get your finger out of your bum and make this happen like by tomorrow!!!

SUPERDDX8
SUPERDDX8

ITS THE 27th MAY Today AND PSN AND THE STORE STILL IS UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE :( :(

SUPERDDX8
SUPERDDX8

MAN I GOT PSP GO AND THEM I HAVE ALREADY GOT THOSE GAMES NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(

Sackboy2
Sackboy2

So it said the first update will be May 24, the second being on the 27th followed by May 31st. I'm not expecting it to, but hopefully we'll see it on the 27th :D

UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

@StingrayX5 Yes of course I own a PS3, I have the 120GB slim to be precise. Do you want me to give you photographic evidence to prove it? I just don't like PS3 as much as Xbox 360.

armandoisgreat
armandoisgreat

@UltimateRAGEX It says right there that Sony's rep said "we expect to have the service fully restored by end of the month. Anything other than that is purely speculative." Don't be an idiot.

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

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UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

@StingrayX5 See, I told you it won't be on when they said it will. Typical Sony. I'd rather they just tell us blankly "we don't know" because it certainly seems like that. Sony are just liars and you know it, you just don't want to admit it.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Today from 4:00pm-12:00am BST, the PlayStation Network will close and undergo further maintenance. Contrary to popular belief, the Network will not be back up tomorrow, and it is unknown if the PlayStation Store will come back up with it. A date will be given in the mean time.

zennioparty
zennioparty

OMG, Sony.. please, get back on. NOW

pszone
pszone

yes Psn wont be back until 31st May only maintance today well this is getting stupid and i bet Sony will fire pp not getting the psn network back on since sony loseing money

diogofonseca
diogofonseca

I wonder how the download speed is gonna be after it gets back on, judging by the number of desperate people trying to get some free games, me included. :D

Fire_MDOG13
Fire_MDOG13

I just got my PS3 about a month ago, which means I only had a week of online before the breach! Well, at least I can add Infamous and LBP to my collection for free.

Megachaoz
Megachaoz

I think when they say the PSN store will be back on the 24th, the day isn't over yet in some countries around the world, be patient, i'm sure PSN will have the store by the time you wake up tomorrow =D

hardcoreLazors
hardcoreLazors

@pszone I knew it won't be back online yet atleast! Gonna try soon myself

pszone
pszone

Well today Psn Store back on. When i swtich my psn on and press psn store it still said still in maintance. Sony said that be back on 24th May today is 24th. If there not going put it on today a lot lot lot angry playstation fans going to be piss off includeing me :[

misterbaboon
misterbaboon

highly disapponted that its still not back but I havent lost faith in you SONY!

catsith
catsith

@Iartomar2002 Not to mention all the other downloads people have been waiting to download after waiting for over a month... I bought a $50 psn card just before the outage and I am dying to use it :( I tried to access playstation wtore with media go and it doesn't work. Are you sure its up?

lartomar2002
lartomar2002

if you thought that playstation store downloads were slow WAIT! with so many people trying to download the 2 free games and demos and not counting the downloads from playstation plus it will take 30 days just to complete one download. i was able to access playstation store with my pc but not with ps3.

ThatManTrama
ThatManTrama

umm.. I just woke up and its 1:46pm i turned my PS3 on check the PS Store and it said it's still under maintenance. FML i've been waiting for this day and still no PS Store! I already bought a $50 PSN Card for my PS Home :|

LMW-STU
LMW-STU

@Monkey_N1nga No, silly! Once the store is back on, you have 30 days to download the free stuff.

Monkey_N1nga
Monkey_N1nga

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slainta
slainta

I dunno. Iy should be a matter of few hours now, but still no news from Sony. Will they do like with the PSN restoration and announce it at the last minute? If so I think Sony's PR really suck lately..

fanboy_killa
fanboy_killa

@Raziel_0, dude i'm 37 and loves me some LittleBigPlanet....so naw, you're never too old for LBP!

catsith
catsith

I just tried launching ps store on my pc and guess what? its still under maintenance!! so much for this update to get my hopes up.. actually I knew it wasn't going to be up already, after the 10th time I've been told it was going to be up

catsith
catsith

@hardcoreLazors I am from New Zealand, we're the first country to see the sun everyday :)

riariases
riariases

Tomorrow? That's like 7 days from now!

XsickGamerX10
XsickGamerX10

Hey i have lbp and am going to get infamous but dont know about the other one. if you have one tell me what I should get and if it is any good.

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

can't wait to download inFamous...been wanting to play this for the longest!!!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

The Store is down but so that means I can't redeem any codes either? I was trying to redeem codes I got for pre-ordering L.A. Noire (on one disc as compared with 360's 3-disc version) but I wasn't able to. Guess I'll just have to wait.

Reyveign
Reyveign

@Raziel_0 You can NEVER be too old for Little BIg Planet.

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

@DanBoiani Your just being hypocritical. It's nothing new for different countries to have laws that conflict with each other. You don't have to agree with it but doesn't change that Sony has to follow their law. Beggars can't be choosers.

LMW-STU
LMW-STU

If SONY keep us waiting for longer than their prediction, I'm wanting free Escalation! :)

DanBoiani
DanBoiani

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Raziel_0
Raziel_0

im 25...im to old for lbp?

hardcoreLazors
hardcoreLazors

I still think this won't be up tomorrow morning and when I get back from school, it's still down...........

hardcoreLazors
hardcoreLazors

@catsith Dude where do you live? I live in Finland and it's 23rd May 18:40 while I'm writing this.

Tom_Imp
Tom_Imp

So, when exactly are we supposed to receive those e-mails about signing up for that identity theft protection program?

bwb103
bwb103

someone please tell Sony that Harold Camping's prediction was wrong,the world didn't end on May 21st,so they can restart the network any time they damn well want.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

Nice gesture and maybe I'll pick up Dead Nation but already have inFamous and LBP.

jodyben
jodyben

@hardcoreLazors Hopefully tomorrow. Maybe as late as May 31'st though.

warbrady
warbrady

nice, ill give it a min though, lots of clutter. lots of people downloading

CmsOct13
CmsOct13

Lets all hope that this info is true.