PSN Fully Restored in the US
The day many of us have been looking forward to is finally upon us. Over the past 24 hours, the PSN has been slowly restored across the United States. According to the map provided on the official PS3 Blog, we can now report that the PSN has been fully restored to the entire United States. Please note there are no solutions for getting online with custom firmware and users will have to update to the official 3.61 firmware to get online at this time (an option we don't recommend).
Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware
on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced
that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.
Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. We’ll be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states. It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s firmware updated, which is required to get online.