Submitted by Godchild1020 921d ago | news

PlayStation Network Maintenance 1/17 - 1/19 - PSN Outage Extended

IGN Writes: EVENING UPDATE: Oh, dear. The PlayStation Network maintenance that was supposed to end Thursday evening but was extended to Friday morning and then extended to Friday night has now been extended to early Saturday morning. The official PlayStation Knowledge Center is now saying the maintenance that's keeping all users from the PlayStation Store and some users from logging into the PlayStation Network at all has been extended to Saturday 2 a.m. Pacific / 5 a.m. Eastern. We'll keep you updated if that changes. (PS Vita, PS3, Tag Invalid)

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Godchild1020  +   921d ago
At least they are keeping us updated on the situation.
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rogimusprime  +   921d ago
Here we go again!!!! Why is it that this crap always happens during the weekend when I am off of work!?!?! Why not start maintenance on a Tuesday. Tuesday sucks anyway, right?
MmaFan-Qc  +   921d ago
...then the guy flip the table and walk off!
Godchild1020  +   921d ago
Tuesday and Wednesday are the worst days to do Maintenance on. That is when the store updates in NA and EU, respectively. I would take a Sunday to early morning Tuesday to get maintenance done, than any other day.
rogimusprime  +   921d ago
Godchild, if the damn network is down, then no one is playing online. If no one is playing, no one is buying content from the store ANYWAY, so the piddly little updates could wait. I'm not really that upset, I was just looking forward to playing after a long week of actual WORK, so I'll just have to wait a bit.
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TheGamerDood  +   921d ago
PSN is back up I can play online but still no access to the store. I played a few rounds of BlOPS2 and hit detection was much improved, wtf is up wit that?
trenso1  +   920d ago
What regions is this affecting? I've been able to sign in no problem for the past two days.

EDIT: I just checked and I have access to the store as well
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slaton24  +   920d ago
why not just play single player games...what did you gamers do before online gameplay
Elwenil  +   920d ago
I'm confused. I played BF3 last night with a couple friends until 6AM EST. The night before my friends could not get online to play but I played for several hours. So is it only down at certain times or certain areas? You can check my Battlelog for proof. I also got the "Gunship" and "Offroad" trophies last night which should be dated as well.
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Godchild1020  +   920d ago
I was never bother by the store or the network going down for Maintenance. I used the time to do other things and catch up on some school, some work related things, Talk with the family and catch up with friends.

(Generally speaking)I'm just saying if you purchase items from the store, you wouldn't like for them to do maintenance on the Network at that time.
blitz0623  +   921d ago
The worst part of this is not the maintenance itself but all the annoying whining, complaining and "Sony is doomed again" crap I see
brish  +   921d ago
Hmm, I just logged out of psn. I was playing dark souls and everything was working fine for me.

Maybe it's a local thing? I'm in Canada.
kreate  +   921d ago
its only in europe. everywhere else works fine.
it's probably not even all of europe but just certain parts.

ive been logging in and out of psn all day. yesterday too.

this psn is down thing is blown out of proportion since the title doesnt include:

"psn down in certain region"

makes it sound like its a universal problem.
DragonKnight  +   920d ago
I'm in Canada too. Was there recently an update to the store because I'm downloading a 26MB update right now. I have no PSN access issues at all.
TheFreak  +   921d ago
I was suddenly able to sign in.
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TheFreak  +   921d ago
I have read that if you go to settings > system update > let it update , and restart your console PSN will work.

I have no idea if this works or if it will brick your console or something so I don't know if it's a wise thing to do.
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BrunoM  +   921d ago
Psn as in online play has been up for 4 hours now been playing black ops 2 the psn store is down tho ...

Kinda sad ppl don't check even ign .. In any case if any one wants to play online the online play part of the Playstation network is working see u guys online
Liefx  +   921d ago
I'm confused.... I have had no issues with PSN for the past few days :S
FunAndGun  +   921d ago
It depends if you have signed into PSN before the maintenance started. From the Playstation support:

"If you have signed in to PSN within 5 days prior to the start of maintenance (meaning: any time since January 12), you MAY be able to play games online and enjoy apps such as Netflix, HULU Plus and Music Unlimited during this maintenance period.

But even if that is the case, it still might not have worked for every person logged on before the maintenance started. You obviously have logged on before the maintenance and have not been affected. :)
Avernus  +   920d ago
Not really. I play everyday, and I was still unable to log in. I had some friends who were able to, and some couldn't, even though we played within 24 hrs of the maintenance period.
otherZinc  +   920d ago
You must be kidding. This isn't acceptable at all. Why cant SONY use some of that PSN+ Money? You know, the same way M$ used some of its XBOX Live money to make Forward Unto Dawn, at the cost of $11+ Million; that they gave us for FREE!

You referenced my kids shouldn't be looking forward to playing games because they were off from school...on a similar thread:

Listen: as long as my son & daughter "STAY" on the honor roll and dont have homework, basketball, softball, baseball, band, track, volleyball, tennis, or football practices; They can do what they like...they've earned it by handling their job (Academics, & Academic Activities)!

Kids here have a 4 day weekend due to the end of the marking period. They should be able to play online, my kids are playing with friends and teammates on Live right now. PSN members should be doing the same with a 4 day weekend if they like.
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sarshelyam  +   920d ago
I've been playing online since the maintenance started. They submitted a Maintenance Warning on the Blog earlier in the week noting that if you log into your PSN account within so many hours prior to the maintenance, you would stay logged in.

I understand it's an inconvenience, but it's a minor one at that. Had you read the instructions prior, we wouldn't even be debating this.

Online right now, played Borderlands the last three nights...no problems at all.
1Victor  +   920d ago
I might be lucky when I returned home yesterday evening my nephew was playing starhawk and he hasn't called me @ work today with any problem so far.BTW I live in NYC don't know about the rest of the world
smashcrashbash  +   921d ago
Well that is no shock.I mean when you do maintenance there is always a chance that you might actually find something that needs to be fixed
LOGICWINS  +   921d ago
Has anyone else had issues with their USB headsets(particularly the Pulse Wireless Headsets)? They were working fine for two weeks but mysteriously stopped working Thursday afternoon, during the maintenance.

I've found other people with the same issue...during the same time period.


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LOGICWINS  +   921d ago
Disregard this...just found the problem :) As far as the maintenance, I'm good. Alternating between Darksiders and Yakuza 4. I heard great things about Darksiders, but I didn't think it would be this good!
brish  +   921d ago
Darksiders II is better than Darksiders! ... and Darksiders is really good!
Skate-AK  +   921d ago
I agree with that other dude. Darksiders is awesome but 2 is even better.
DragonKnight  +   920d ago
No way is Darksiders 2 better. It does away with dash, and block. War is a better character than Death. Ruin is a much more epic mount. Better weapons in the first game too. Better enemies and villains. Samael had a more prominent roll. And let's not forget Mark Hamil as the Watcher.
Optical_Matrix  +   921d ago
I don't understand what's going on. I've not had a single problem getting onto PSN today. Played Battlefield 3 for a couple of hours and it didn't sign off at all. I'm in Europe by the way, specifically the UK. A couple of my friends here have had problems though.

I'm genuinely confused.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   921d ago
The title is a bit misleading. I was confused as well. It's not really an "outage." You can sign in and play online, but can't access PS Store and Account Management. Some people can't sign in online though because they didn't login between Tuesday and the day of the maintenance.
hawkeyejonjon  +   921d ago
I signed in on tuesday, wednesday, thursday morning at 2am and i couldn't even sign in on thursday afternoon because it said it was undergoing maintenance which was weird.
Nes_Daze  +   921d ago
No problem here, and I've been playing for a while as well.
talisker  +   921d ago
IGN writes: "Oh, dear."

So professional...
GusBricker  +   921d ago
I agree.
They should've said, "Well, fuck!"
A LIVING LEGEND  +   921d ago
the maintenance guy is a secret drunkard and stalwart Dreamcast supporter,this much is known.
CalvinKlein  +   921d ago
To get more agrees you have to say he is an xbox fanboy.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   921d ago
to get a free disagree you have to spell fanboy with an X or manufacture hobo cologne.Either/or
black911  +   921d ago
Go outside and get some air.
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Godchild1020  +   921d ago
Maybe catch up on those free downloadable PSN+ titles, catch up on some Single player games (Complete your backlog), read a book/magazine or at the very least if you don't have a job, go find one (In general not directed towards you).
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EliteDave93  +   921d ago
Good job Sony. Doing maintenance on a weekend when people are free from work and school and have time to play. GJ.
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Silly gameAr  +   921d ago
Seems to be working now, but I think we need a couple more of these articles on N4G just for the hell of it.
H4all  +   921d ago
can't wait to update my FACEBOOK STATUS via psvita.. ^^
wenaldy  +   921d ago
Weirdest thing happened when i could signing in on PSN and play BFBC2 online all night long. Im in PSN Asia btw.
r21  +   921d ago
I presume Asian accounts arent being affected. Seems to be US ones only as my US account wont sign in but my Singapore one can.
TemplarDante  +   921d ago
Its working where Im at, started up at 4AM GMT. Ive been playing a while, im guessing this article is just reported late.
imt558  +   921d ago
PSN is back online, dude!!!!

US PS Store or US SOE Paypal option added!!:)
Shuyin  +   921d ago
I'm online (germany).
P.S: stop crying you uneducated bastards, you get this service for FREE so be patient..
waltyftm  +   921d ago
All is good in the UK, online and store working fine :)
remanutd55  +   921d ago
I bought Sonic&All Stars Racing Transformed yesterday and i thought i wasnt gonna be able to play online because i couldnt type in the online pass code and to my surprised i tried to play a match making race and the game let me do it lol, i played like 7 races online with my nephew without having to put the online pass code lol.
Btw the game is awesome!!!!!!
chukamachine  +   921d ago
Best karting type game I've played.

Mario is best known, but I think transformed takes it to a new level.
remanutd55  +   921d ago
yes, best Karting game i have played in a long time!!!! if this game could only let us make our owns tracks, mod and karts then it would be beyond Epic!!!! really great game, i bought it for my vita first and i love it so much than decided to get the ps3 version as well lol
WalterWJR  +   921d ago
people complain about this kind of thing and blow it out of proportion. I am currently downloading at peak time faster than ever before on psn. So nice one SONY, keep it up!
TheRealHeisenberg  +   921d ago
Same here son, same here. How's mom?
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FunAndGun  +   921d ago
^^ HA!
WalterWJR  +   921d ago
Hi dad. whwhwhy's mom got to be sucha, sucha BYT**?
TheRealHeisenberg  +   920d ago
LMAO. Nice!
Riderz1337  +   920d ago
It's back. Announced they are done on the PlayStation twitter page.
sdplisken  +   920d ago
i was just on huh, only the store was down for me
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   920d ago
loved it!
FFXI101  +   920d ago
Is laggy. The store isn't any better, I was waiting all night(cst here)then when I tried to download games for my psp I either got error code or there's no photo for the game, like is not loading.

Kinda disappointed, waiting 3 days and this is what I got. Now it'd be nice if they give 3days Plus membership back.
ZBlacktt  +   920d ago
Oh look, another misleading headline..... Everyone can still play online. Go check.... the store would be getting the updates.
BladerunnerZX  +   920d ago
I have been playing online all week with no problems. The playstation store was down for a couple days.

A few others mentioned that some games like BF3 are running smoother. Both Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Killzone 3 seem to be running smoother and faster , Killzone 3s hit detection feels much improved for some reason.
PurpHerbison  +   920d ago
So I tried this thing out... Now, now... I know it might be slightly farfetched. But, I went out and saw friends, and socialized! PSN being down has been no sweat! I believe in you!
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BlueEye  +   920d ago
I feel like I'm missing something, I've been playing on my PS3 and being online on PSN for days with no problem, was this only in the U.S. or something?
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