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Sony Hopes PlayStation Network Will Return “Within a Week”

PlayStation Network LogoThe saga of the PlayStation Network has gone on for a week now, and it looks like it could quite possibly stretch out to a total of two weeks according to Sony.  According to a newly updated FAQ from the company, at least some services should be back with the next week.

We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.

Exactly which services those will be is a mystery, but it certainly doesn’t sound like you’ll be able to expect a return to full functionality any time soon.  Guess those old hopes of this just lasting a day or so are definitely out the window.

Despite the fact that this is greatly crimping the playing style of a lot of users, Sony is going to have to tread very carefully in light of the news that users of the PlayStation Network may have had their credit card data compromised.  While it is certain that players would like to get back on line to play some Call of Duty: Black Ops, or downloaded the latest DLC for their favorite games, security is going to have to be the first priority in the current rebuilding of the network that is going on.  This isn’t just for the sense of safety that the users want, but also Sony doesn’t want to take another black eye to their reputation like this again any time soon.

Hopefully the PSN will return sooner rather than later with all of the necessary fixes so something like this doesn’t happen again.  Now that Sony has been shown to be vulnerable, there is sure to be an upswing in the number of other hackers out there who want to test their mettle against a reinforced network.  Sony has said it hired an outside security firm to work with them through this matter, so hopefully they will be thinking of everything possible, but only time will tell.

What do you think?  Would you rather PSN come up now, as is, or are you willing to wait for the improved security?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...