Jonathan’s sons sometimes want to buy downloadable content for their Playstation 3 games. He’s perfectly happy to buy this content for them, because he’s a nice dad like that. Unfortunately, his money is no good at Sony. He uses his credit card to add $10 to his virtual wallet. Then the same card won’t work immediately afterward. Neither will a different card.
If it seems like it’s been a painful eternity since the Sony PlayStation network went down, well, that’s because it has been a frustrating few weeks for customers. Relief is nigh, however, oh ye hankering consumers, as the announcement you’ve been waiting for has come: The process of reinstating the PSN has started.
Sony’s PlayStation Network has been down for more than three weeks, during which the company hasn’t been able to definitively state whether or not users’ credit card information was compromised. But in a letter sent to game publishers, Sony writes that it’s seen no proof that such data was hacked.