Sony is still reeling from April's cyber attack on its PlayStation Network, announcing today that it will need until the end of the month to get its online store component functional again.
Contrary to popular rumors it will not be reopening [today] but we will let you know here as soon as the date is confirmed, the company said, indicating its belief that it should be live by the end of May.
The news comes on the heels of the company restoring its Playstation Network just last month following a devastating cyber attack.
In April Sony was forced to take down the massive Playstation gaming network after attackers infiltrated and acquired personal data on nearly 80 million customers -- one of the largest security breaches in history.
Then, on May 9, Sony learned SOE, which runs games such as DC Universe Online, had also been attacked, affecting an additional 24 million accounts
The company has posted an estimated $171 million loss for the financial year as a result of the PSN's outage
Quoting analysts, the report said it is probably the widest loss, Sony has incurred in the last 16 years cutting $2 billion from operating profit this fiscal year to keep earnings from meeting.
Operating income in the 12 months to March 2012 will be similar to the 200 billion yen ($2.5 billion) last fiscal year, the Tokyo-based company said in a preliminary earnings statement on Tuesday.