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PSA: PlayStation Network is Down Worldwide

PSA: It seems that the PlayStation Store is down worldwide, resulting in users not being to access the digital store. It should be noted that all current downloads seem to be uninterrupted while access to PSN itself is still live with friends list. However, online gaming seems to be down for some. Other Sony services such as Music and Video Unlimited are also down.

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illegalprelude1897d ago

Oh yikes, its down for me as well.

CZUM1897d ago

Same here. I want to play GR:FS double XP weekend, and look what i found!? PSN Blackout!

Dante1121897d ago

Probably still updating the PSN. Asked a mod about it on the us forum and he said that the PS E3 update might have caused the hiccup, said it should be up soon.

RIPSKATEDESTROY1897d ago

anybody think it can be too many downloads going on? hmmm...

brish1897d ago

@ripskatedestroy

I think it's because the playstation plus update is so good that they probably have a lot of new users.

The new users, and existing users trying to download at least 30 gigs of games each is likely overloading their servers.

S_C1897d ago

I cant even sign in. Guess ill have to wait

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bothebo1897d ago

@decrypt

I know right? Blizzard is struggling to keep the network up.

reynod1897d ago (Edited 1897d ago )

Blizzard not being able to keep their network up doesnt mean everything else comes crashing down. There is a big difference here.

Blizzard network down, play something else.

PSN, XBL down, cant do anything.

tarbis1896d ago

@reynod
At least you can still play your console games OFFLINE!

MaxXAttaxX1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

.
http://n4g.com/news/1014995...

@reynod
Totally owned by 'tarbis' LOL

WildArmed1896d ago

Hmm, havn't had any issues since morning here. (US)

calibann1896d ago

I can play all of my pc games offline, what are you insinuating? That every PC game requires a connection?

reynod1896d ago

@Nathan

It still doesnt change the fact that all online play on console is totally dependant on one network. It goes down there is nothing you can do online on the console.

@tarbis

You can play PC games offline too. Stop kidding yourself.

In general the point is consoles are so dependant on their manufacturer, there should actually be a demand for more freedom. It actually means at any point should they wish they can just kill the network. Imagine PS4 comes out or Xbox 720 comes out. Just because they want you to move on, they could kill the service and force you to get the next console (that is if you want to play online).

Check out the Xbox 1 service is it still online? no it isnt. Are PC games from Xbox 1 era still able to play online? yes they are.

Imo people have bought thousands usd worth of games this gen, they should atleast have some control over the situation. Currently the switch is with the console maker they can plug off the whole network at will. I dont see why people are getting so defensive about it, even though its something not in the gamers favor, its in the console makers favor.

Biggest1896d ago

Sure can't play Diablo III offline.

Army_of_Darkness1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

Us console gamers don't rely heavily with online gaming and also keep in mind, we just started gaming online at full throttle THIS GEN, so it doesn't really effect me at all weather or not I can play online cause I always have and always will enjoy the single campaigns more than the multiplayer portion;-)

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jadenkorri1896d ago

i find it hilarious articles go up and get mass attention if psn goes down, i never read a peep about when live goes down.

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Blastoise1897d ago

Not for me, I was just playing starhawk online :S

maybe if i sign out i wont be able to sign back in lol
better not try it...

HammadTheBeast1897d ago

STARHAWKKKK!!!

I;m going to try logging in from in-game. The game has a built in logger. Which may help.

TBM1897d ago (Edited 1897d ago )

can't use store, but netflix is still working lol. article says it sparked concern about a breach, and thats the one thing i didnt even think about lol.

i figured its just some kind of update, because i got that early in the week also.

TekoIie1896d ago

I noticed during the outage that just because PSN is down it doesn't mean you can't connect to the internet. Web browser should work perfectly as should the tv apps :)

killerhog1897d ago (Edited 1897d ago )

it informs me, that my password is invalid and for me to change it. this never happened to me besides the time Sony told us too, after the PSN went back up, due to the hack. Very suspicious, especially that a worldwide network maintenance is happening on the weekend. other people are also saying they are told their password is invalid and to change it.

Also the 'password invalid, change password prompt', never happened to me during other maintenance post PSN hack. So, this is weird.

Hackers retaliation for a successful Sony E3 conference? I mean, im not saying the PSN is hacked, but maybe Sony is fighting off intrusion attempts? But this is all speculation and im entitled to it lol.

killerhog1897d ago

i am able to log in!!!!! YAY, THANK THE GAMING DEITIES!!! Good thing it wasnt a freaking hack or else a lot of people would of been tired of it and switched. But still we dont know.

BlmThug1897d ago

'successful Sony E3 conference' LOL xD

chadwarden1897d ago

Not as often as the media claim.

_Aarix_1897d ago

honestly, not really at all. A couple hiccups rarely happen like this otherwise its great.

NBT911897d ago

Its online more than it is offline, and its free.
I reckon everyone suddenly downloading 30+GB of free games off PS Plus caused a meltdown =P least I can say I contributed my part to that XD

MaxXAttaxX1896d ago

There are 10 times more articles about PSN being down for maintenance than articles about it being back up!

So not as much as it seems.

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LakerGamerEnthusiast1897d ago

Lol, I was asleep a while ago and I got a txt message by a friend saying he couldn't sign in because it said wrong password, I started laughing cuz I thought he got his password changed and later he tells me in another msg the psn was down and I was like "Looks like your just looking for an excuse cuz your nervous" haha and I turn on my ps3 and sign's in fine then get on n4g to find this lol I guess I was wrong

morkendo231896d ago

lets hope when PS4 comes out all security issues is safe and hackers not able to screw with it so early.

andibandit1896d ago

is it hackers again?