According to Platform Nation, certain individuals among Europe, Japan and the US will soon gain access to the Playstation Network in order to test it for mainstream revitalization.
The official PlaystationNL Twitter Account tweeted (translated into English): "Currently, a select group to test the network. Territories = Japan (Asia), Europe & America"
This should and could be the first step into getting some online play for all PS3 users. Let us know if you're one of the randomly selected persons to get PSN running.