PS Store News Update: The PS Store is back up for most people in North America, but a few PSN users face error messages.
The PlayStation Store is back up in the United States, but some PSN users aren't able to access the PS3 and PSP online store because of an error message. Instead of the usual storefront, a message pops up simply reading 80710D36. This notification, as seen above, forces the unfortunate user to back out of the menu by pressing the circle button and with no other option but to try again.
Agitated gamers have taken to Twitter and Facebook status messages to voice their complaints over the 80710D36 error message and to seek help from other PSN users. So far, it seems as if the only solution is to keep trying, as Sony's servers are expected to be inundated with requests. After all, these are the first hours of PS Store access following a 49-day outage.
Fear not. The PlayStation Network Welcome Back program
hasn't begun yet. So, if you're unable to log into the PlayStation Store, you're not missing out of the yet-to-be-released freebies that Sony has promised its outage-effected userbase. We'll let you know when the Welcome Back package goes into affect so that you can download your two free PS3 games and two PSP games. In the meantime, check out our free game giveaway: