Christian Scensson, senior vice president of Capcom, has stated the PlayStation Network down time has cost them "hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue".

He continued on the Capcom Unity blog, stating, "I'm frustrated and upset by it for a number of reasons. As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can't do... and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation Store and that I can't do right now.

"On a related note, as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget," he added. "These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.

"In short, the hackers appear to be trying to 'punish' Sony for some perceived injustice, and they've been effective in that I suppose. But they're also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their 'cause'."

With the expected May 31st deadline Sony announced for the PSN's return, leaving us gamers waiting 3 weeks more on top of the 3 we've already waited, more dollars are sure to be lost.