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Sony in 'Final Stages of Testing' for PSN

Sony’s PSN and Qriocity services were switched off on the evening of April 20 and have remained off since then. Following a serious breach of its networks, Sony told users that the reason it was taking so long to switch PSN and Qriocity services back on was because the company needed to re-build its system to further strengthen its network infrastructure. Late last night, Sony posted an update on the security team’s progress with the new system.

"Today our global network and security teams at Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment began the final stages of internal testing of the new system, an important step towards restoring PlayStation Network and Qriocity services," wrote Patrick Seybold.

"As previously mentioned, we’ve been working around the clock to rebuild the network and enhance protections of your personal data. It’s our top priority to ensure your data is safe when you begin using the services again."

Other than making users "aware of this milestone," Seybold offered no timeframe as to when users can expect PSN to be back online. However, the company said in a press release sent out on Sunday that it hoped to restore some services this week. That statement said that the rollout would begin with gaming, music and video services.