It’s time! A new update has been pushed to PlayStation 3s as version 3.61, which also requires you to fully reset your PlayStation Network password on either the PS3 you registered your account on, or via a verified email process. A phased rollout of the PlayStation Network has begun in both the United States and Europe (a map of the U.S. indicating which states have service is available for your viewing here; there’s no map for Europe). The restoration also includes the gaming section of PSN and media connections such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, MLB.tv, friends list, chat, PlayStation Home, and more.
Also, Sony’s Kaz Hirai, Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President (essentially president of Sony’s consumer products division) has a video for you, seen below, which details what precautions have been taken to insure this doesn’t (hopefully) happen again, as well as information about the restoration of the PlayStation Network. Via: PlayStation Blog