As PSN promised on Sunday they have resumed PSN services but not the way we were expecting, PSN is back up in Japan. My friend in Japan has confirmed me that he is indeed online on PSN right now but I still can't sign in to my UK / US accounts so this can only mean that PSN will return to the other regions shortly, it could be a matter of a few hours or it could also be a matter of a day or two.
It's good to see the return of PSN after such a long time, I know Japan is going through a hard time with the earthquakes and the Nuclear plant situation but hey at least now gamers in Japan can enjoy gaming on their PS3's and lift their spirits :D. I for one am looking forward to the return of PSN so I can avail their "Welcome Back" program and get back to having fun online with my friends again.
An excited fan shared the following tweet:
I apologize for the news and it has been confirmed by gamersmint via direct contact by Sony that the Japan PSN IS NOT ONLINE I once again wish to stress that when I found out about this news it seemed legit and no one commented on N4G, It was negligent on my end to assume PSN is back without properly checking. I'll take better measures in the future.