After a series of deadly DDoS attacks over the Christmas period, Sony's PlayStation Network online services were left in tatters and rendered unusable for almost three days. Obviously, the Japanese giant was quick to react, reassuring us that it had all of its best engineers on the case. However, it was only able to give vague timelines for a potential fix.

Thankfully, it now appears as if the service is slowly beginning to be brought back from the brink. Speaking on Twitter, the company confirmed that "PS4, PS3, and Vita network services are gradually coming back online," while also thanking us for our Yuletide patience.

This Australian scribe can currently access the PSN on all of his PlayStation systems – but what about you? Are you able to connect your shiny new Christmas present to the Internet, or is it still completely offline? Let us know in the comments section below.

Update (19:00PM GMT): And it looks like PSN is down on PS4 again. There's more information through here.

[via twitter.com]