If a picture of the Little Engine That Could and the post title mean nothing to you then, sorry as I am to be the one that breaks it to you, your parents were delinquent in your upbringing.
Anyway, I woke up this morning to not one, not two, but three new posts on the US Playstation Blog announcing that the new software update for the PS3 is available and that many PSN services are coming back online. Here are the details…
The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.
If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.
Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.
Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. We’ll be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states. It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s firmware updated, which is required to get online.
Here’s the link to the video announcement from Kazuo Hirai (a man with so many titles on the intro graphic I don’t know what to call him) apologizing again for the failure and explaining the restored service rollout.