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Sony Apologizes For Continuing Japanese PlayStation Store Downtime
Sony Apologizes For Continuing Japanese PlayStation Store Downtime
June 24, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

Sony has issued a short notice apologizing to PlayStation Store users in Japan for continued service downtime that has persisted since hackers compromised user data in April.

A new notice issued to Japanese players trying to access the store offers apologies for the long wait and says Sony needs more time "to make adjustments with the various related parties," according to a translation provided by Andriasang.

Sony didn't offer a target date for when service would be fully restored or any specific information on the reasons behind the delay, though earlier reports suggest Sony is working to comply with more stringent security requirements imposed by the Japanese government.

PSN service was partially restored in many Asian countries, including Japan, on May 28, though the service continues to be unavailable in Hong Kong and South Korea.

Access to PSN was partially restored outside of those regions starting on May 14, and service was completely restored for most of the world on June 2, including full access to the PlayStation Store.

Earlier this month, Spanish police arrested three people allegedly involved in the PSN attack, prompting a retaliatory denial-of-service attack on the Spanish police web site by hacking collective Anonymous.

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