Sony Corp. plans to restore access to its PlayStation Network and Qriocity movie and music services in the U.S., Europe and Asia _ with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea _ by the end of the week.
The company shut down the services in April after a massive security breach that affected more than 100 online accounts.
Sony started restoring access in the U.S. and Europe on May 15, and began a phased restoration of the service in Japan and elsewhere in Asia on Saturday. Video game consoles such as the PlayStation are effectively banned in China.
Sony says it has added "considerable" security enhancements to its service.