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May 31, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Sony says network “fully” back, but not quite

More than a month after a security breach, Sony today said it will have its PlayStation Network “fully” restored by the end of this week.

That’s just in time for E3 game conference events, which begin Monday.

But “fully restored” is an overstatement. The company said the network will be completely back in the Americas, Europe and Asia “excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea.”

From its release this morning:

“Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced as they become available.”

The company also said it’s still working to restore the network’s online video service and some elements of its Qriocity music service. The “unlimited” Qriocity service will be back for PlayStations and PCs is back, but not other Web-connected Sony gear.

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