PSN is being turned back on in the US, but not in all 50 US states. Europe isn’t back online yet. Best bet, is to keep an eye on the Sony blog for all the latest updates. Meanwhile on other news… The nation of Japan has landed on Sony from high altitude and told them that they cannot reboot PSN for now. The Japanese government wants some reassurances on the security measures before agreeing to reboot the PSN. There doesn’t appear to be much clarity on what the outstanding issues are in relation to the “security reasons”.
The Japanese government also wanted to know how Sony intended on regaining consumer confidence. As yet the “outstanding issues” (no idea what these are :() and how Sony intend on regaining consumer confidence remain answered questions. Note: Most European PS3 owners can already download Firmware 3.61, but cannot yet sign into PSN or connect to its online services.
Safe surfing folks!