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PlayStation Store available this week in most territories

Sony giving PSN full restart in most territories outside of Japan.

Finally, access to PlayStation Store (shown here in special seasonal colors).

Sony's efforts to get PlayStation Network back in full gear will be taking another major step later this week. The company said today that it will be restarting full PSN service for all territories except Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea by the end of the week.

Sony restored partial PSN service in North America and Europe on May 14. Japan and Asian territories followed on May 28.

The full service restoration will give players access to all PlayStation Store functionality, in-game item purchases, use of product codes and PlayStation Network cards and tickets, full functionality for Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity on PS3, PSP and PCs, and all Media Go functionality.

Regarding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, Sony said it would provide updates "as they become available."

You can see Sony's English announcement, along with a statement from deputy president Kaz Hirai, here.

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