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PlayStation Promises: Services To Return This Week?
Post-hacker attack, Sony announced Monday that it will fully restore all services of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity music by the end of this week, reports Mashable.
There is some skepticism given the previously revised recovery deadlines, like the April 21 post on a PlayStation blog cautioning "that it might be 'a full day or two' before PSN was restored," notes Mashable. Sony Executive Deputy President told reporters on May 1 that service restoration would complete by the end of the week, and on May 14 there was another announcement about services being restored.
Approximately 77 million customers affected by the service outage will receive a free services and premium content possibly including "two free games, a selection of free movie rentals and more than 100 free virtual goods," depending on location and devices, notes Mashable.
According to Sony, the estimated cost of the attack is somewhere around $170 million. Notes Mashable, other research data suggest the breach -- including the Sony Online Entertainment attack -- at closer to $24 billion.