PSN system update 3.61 available, PSN network now undergoing restoration

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After weeks of not being able to connect to PSN, it seems that the light at the end of tunnel has come for many PS3 owners. Sony has announced the availability of PSN update 3.61, which is a required update that PS3 owners will need to download if they ever want to log-in back to PSN. The system update will require owners to change their account password, unfortunately users will have to wait until the PSN is up in their region before they can download and change their passwords. Fortunately, PSN is now going back on-line as we write this – several states in the East coast of the US are now back, and they’re trying to get everything back online as fast as they can. Of course, not all the features will be back online right away, as Sony is prioritizing online gameplay for PS3 and the PSP, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity and access to 3rd party services such as Netflix, Hulu, etc. first. The PSN store won’t be back online immediately but will follow once everyone’s back online. There’s a video of Mr. Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s Chairman of the Board of Directors of SCEA embedded below detailing their restoration plan.

Source: Playstation, Playstation Blog