Submitted by lifesanrpg 560d ago | news

PS4 launch stalls with PSN connection error 'NW-31453-6'

GameZone's Matt Liebl writes, "Today, the PlayStation 4 released to the general public today, meaning no more controlled testing environments for Sony. And what's the first problem?
Well, for me at least, it appears to be some sort of network connection error." (PS4)

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yellowgerbil  +   560d ago
I'm running into that right now...
Been trying to log on for a half hour...
M-M  +   560d ago
The servers must be flooded like crazy lol.
brbobcat  +   560d ago
Yea, I'm gonna assume servers are just packed with ppl trying to login. To be expected, but still not happy about it.

Not good Sony, not good. Hopefully that PS+ money will fix this :P Throw money at the problem!!!
Kingthrash360  +   560d ago
only gunna get worse...as the system hasnt fully released yet...its only 10pm here in cali
but honestly this is to be expected this early.
its annoying but every launch will be this way...
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Pixel_Enemy  +   560d ago
Mine is working perfectly. I am downloading Flower, Resogun, Sound Shapes, playing Killzone and Battlefield. Synced my facebook account and tested remote play. All working just as expected.
Tru_Blu  +   560d ago
pixel what is the size of that BF4 download? NVM didn't see the playing. Must have the disc.
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thereapersson  +   560d ago

Yeah, I half expected this. My PS4 won't be here until Tuesday next week so hopefully things will be ironed out over the weekend.

Afterall, this is is hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections happening all at the same time as we speak on launch. It's almost like a huge DDoS...
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mandf  +   560d ago
Network doesn't fully go up until 3 as with any other major update. It has to do with a full usa release. I could be wrong but it's the most likely scenario. I hope.
lsujester  +   560d ago
I figured they would be, which is why I DL'd the firmware update ahead of time. I imagine I'll just install that and have the Killzone campaign and ACIV to keep me busy for several days until things get calmed down.
mandf  +   560d ago
Works now 218 eastern time have fun everyone
guitarded77  +   560d ago
AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!! I just want to play a freakin' game, but I'm stuck on "Please wait..." and can't back out!!! Just let me play Killzone PS4!!!
FACTUAL evidence  +   560d ago
Mines is stuck on please wait.....
DeadMansHand  +   560d ago
Psn for ps4 not live til midnight pacific time. I am west coast and got home at 1230 and logged right in. Got my psn ID set up, linked faceboom , redeemed 10 dollar gift card and currently downloading my battlefield 4 upgrade with it (woot).
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UltimateMaster  +   560d ago
Nah, actually they didn't update the PS Store just yet, the update is coming today.
It's being released 3 hours later from NY eastern time and will be at midnight pacific time.
Nobody gets left behind nor gets it slightly earlier.
morganfell  +   560d ago
Just finished a 5 hour run on the PS4. Things seem to have stablized as I and all of my friends that grabbed a PS4 have all gotten through the earlier stuck area and things have now been smooth. Less than 1 minute from download until Warframe was playable. Pretty quick and the store flies.
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Sono421  +   560d ago
I got in just fine? Even signed out and signed back in this morning.. OMG it's everything I was hoping for! <3 only problem iv'e come across is the snap feature kinda glitches out... other than that everything has been amazing! :D and I wasn't even looking forward to this game but.... resogun is actually so good and addicting! and kllzone's graphics.... omg...... OMG..... So glad I got a PS4 :D
hakeem0996  +   560d ago
SUCKS to be an early adopter .Good thing i decided to seat this one out this year .I'll get my Xbox with Titanfall and my PS4 with Uncharted 4
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   560d ago
To me more like Sony sold you a "half" finished product. Guess why Japan have to wait 3 or 4 months later for console? They would't tolerate that BS.
darthv72  +   560d ago
seems the PSN was slow this morning (6am pacific time). I was trying to dl a couple of things on my PS3 from the store.

DoA Ultimate was sitting at 0% on my PS3 for half an hour and that is only 4gb in size (the F2P version). Sin Mora was in the pending mode.

I decided to just set it and forget it as i had to get to work.
timl241  +   560d ago
You all laughed at "the power of the cloud." The reason it was talked about so much was because of the 300,000 servers the Xbox One is going to have. This won't be an issue at launch for Microsoft. Maybe Sony would've benefitted from having the power of the cloud ;)

But, Sony does no wrong. I get that servers are packed but come on. You're telling me they didn't see this coming? They knew, and they probably knew servers would be down. Just another Sony game console that has connectivity problems.

It looks like paying for Xbox live all these years is going to pay off, because with 300,000 servers I can't see this problem for the Xbox. Maybe next gen Sony, maybe.

Go on, disagree with me. I could be wrong. If I am, oh well. But I doubt I am.
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MazzingerZ  +   560d ago
Hope they learned from this and PAL launch goes smoother...
ThanatosDMC  +   560d ago
Lucky bastards... I need one too.
AndrewLB  +   560d ago
Much like the government health care roll-out of Obamacare... Don't you think Sony should have anticipated this? It's not difficult to load-test a web server to make sure it could handle the traffic.
majiebeast  +   560d ago
Its like a mmo launch servers are getting hammered like crazy.
MRMagoo123  +   560d ago
yeh, agree 100%, its like launch day of a new wow xpac lol its takes for ever to get connected and when you finally do its laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag city for a couple of days till it dies down lol
MizTv  +   560d ago
It worked for me the second try
GribbleGrunger  +   560d ago
Yeah, there are literally thousands of people trying to log in and download ALL the free stuff. I would wait until tomorrow when things settle down a little.
spatt  +   560d ago
incorrect, hundreds of thousands..lol
PSnation4  +   560d ago
its going to get worst tomorrow @_@.. gonna wait till 4am est to log in lol
GribbleGrunger  +   560d ago
In the mean time, enjoy watching all these channels:

Abriael  +   560d ago
It happens with every single MMO launch. Nothing to worry about. No network can hold hundreds of thousands of people trying to log in again and again exactly at the same time.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   560d ago
You are stating facts, but will probably be labelled as a damage controller. Sad.
Abriael  +   560d ago
@Lukas_Japonicus: it's ok. I get called damage controller and fanboy in turn for Sony, Microsoft Nintendo and even PC gaming, so I guess I'm just balanced :D
Omegasyde  +   560d ago
This won't happen to Xbox One launch because of the "power of the cloud"

(Someone had to troll.)
timl241  +   560d ago

This probably won't happen at launch for MS because of the 300,000 servers. Seems like Sony could've added a few more thousand
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   560d ago
same with a man but he did play Shadowfall's first chapter before needing to eat and fall asleep now.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   560d ago
I'm in boys skipped the main screen and signed in through the menu!!!
RyuCloudStrife  +   560d ago
I got in 10 minutes ago...
princejb134  +   560d ago
Thank god is not only happening to me
I was panicking thinking my system was defective
llMurcielagoll  +   560d ago
Yup I wouldn't worry about that, so far I have never seen a perfect launch when it comes to connecting online.

This is nothing compared to the early access PS4 faults we saw in the news. At least your PS4 is working and not bricked and that is a bright side lol.

Depending on how good Sony with resolving overflowing server traffic it could take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Be patient.
Crazay  +   560d ago
Can't say I'm at all surprised by this. Hopefully it's worked out by the time I get home tonight
AbortMission  +   560d ago
Really? I honestly have had no probs whatsoever in getting into the PS Store or an MP match in KZ:SF
qu1ckset  +   560d ago
when using wifi mine kept failing but when i did a wired connection it worked for me, good luck guys!
yellowgerbil  +   560d ago
I got it working at about 4.30 in the morning, after a short nap. It was just too many people at once so if you wait till a time where 1mil people aren't trying in tandem you get on fine.
Digital-Devil  +   560d ago
Weren't there a few articles floating aroung n4g about this very same issue? If I recall, it was suggested to download the patch before the ps4 release to avoid this very problem.
yellowgerbil  +   560d ago
this wasn't about the update. It was about signing into your account (ps3 or from online) onto the ps4.
I am pretty sure it isn't an issue anymore as it was just too many at once trying to log on (I got in fine around 4.30am)
avengers1978  +   560d ago
Mine has been working great. Played KZSF last night till about 3 am.
Got up downloaded Blacklight and resogun. Hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am. PS4 is pretty great IMO
TAURUS-555  +   560d ago
sony always fixes anything
Izzy408  +   560d ago
GraveLord  +   560d ago

PSN is experiencing high traffic right now.
Pogmathoin  +   560d ago
I keep timing out.... Feels like GTA5 today....
WhiteDynamite  +   560d ago
Apparently, during the Sim City debacle, the good folks at Sony were too busy still high-fiving one another from the reveal instead of paying attention.

Some "launch".

Oh well, at the least the news about Uncharted was cool.
animegamingnerd  +   560d ago
Am i the only one who isn't shocked by this?
Lukas_Japonicus  +   560d ago
Neither am i......millions of gamers trying to connect at the exact same time.....like trying to direct the river Nile to flow through a garden hose.
andibandit  +   560d ago
I think millions is perhaps exaggerating a bit
Majin-vegeta  +   560d ago
Nope it was expected.
Langkasuka  +   560d ago
Sony was expecting it too, so they've released some web sites to download the patch via USB.
I hope our EU friends is taking notes on this for their PS4 launch... :)
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MRMagoo123  +   560d ago
no us folk getting the console at a later date we are smart enough to know this already lol.
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animegamingnerd  +   560d ago
That is pretty smart they probably saw what happened with the Wii U day 1 update a year ago and decided to come up with an alternative
0ut1awed  +   560d ago
They've done the same with the PS3 all these years with every update. You even had to put it in a small folder called "PS3" and all that jazz.

Still it's defiantly a nice option to have.
beebap  +   560d ago
Had already thought of this so yea we downloading it before launch.
violents  +   560d ago
to be sony did announce before the launch that they were going to spend the first two to three months getting all the and a online services running. so everyone was warned that certain features may not be available at launch.

everyone just needs to calm down and be patient.
ElementX  +   560d ago
I downloaded the patch onto a USB so I'd avoid this problem
brbobcat  +   560d ago
Patch only took me like 5 min. to download. It's the connection to PSN that's not working
ElementX  +   560d ago
It doesn't matter how long it takes to DL if you can't even connect to the network
moparful99  +   560d ago
@element I couldnt log into PSN for 2 hours but still was able to download the patch.. Download and install took 3 1/2 minutes.. I could definitely get used to these new download speeds on PSN.
Fiestabrian  +   560d ago
Patch took me a minutes a 1 am pacific time
tethered  +   560d ago
I downloaded it to my computer and saved it to a USB but decided to download it on the PS4 when I got it. It took less time for the download to the PS4 than it did the computer.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   559d ago
Remember GTAV online same problem!.
jairusmonillas  +   560d ago
Network overload.

Happens everytime.

They should really put some log in queue.
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GrandpaSnake  +   560d ago
same here, went to the pisser, when i came back it was on psn but it took like 15 minutes.
wsoutlaw87  +   560d ago | Funny
You should see a doctor about that. Pissing for 15 minutes cant be good.
lsujester  +   560d ago
I was going to say congrats on the cast iron bladder.
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pacostacos  +   560d ago
servers are getting hammered, will be worse tomorrow. I'm expecting the same for the xbox next week. to be expected ... no biggie
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Funantic1  +   560d ago
I doubt the MS servers will be this bad just because they have so many servers and the network infrastructure. It could be sluggish but not this bad.
SpinalRemains138  +   560d ago

Say what ya want about the Bone, but all those servers do add stability during a flood of traffic.
M-M  +   560d ago
I actually don't expect them to have any problems, there won't be many people with Xbox Ones at launch.
Fiestabrian  +   560d ago
My local eb games sold out both console preorders yet the ps4 was leading 2.16 ratio wise over the X one
MidnytRain  +   560d ago
How is it no biggie when a bunch of people can't play online?
Jac5al  +   560d ago
To be expected. I wouldn't be surprised if live had issues day one either.
cyhm3112  +   560d ago
live won't had issues, xbox one won't sell even close to the number as ps4 does.
xActionBasturdx  +   560d ago
I got something different...mine says:

"An error has occurred(E-80E80034)"

Happens when i try and sign in to my profile
MassOnesumis  +   560d ago
According the PlayStation Knowledge Center PSN is down.

Source: https://support.us.playstat...
BabyTownFrolics  +   560d ago
That link does not say its down, also when I start playing killzone the fans kick in like my launch 360



I just want to log in

What's with the disagree head over to the playstation forums, folks are talking about the console being loud

Also folks there are saying phone support is telling them 3am, which would be midnight on the west coast.

Has anyone been able to sign in?
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ziggurcat  +   560d ago
I call BS on that... There's been zero reports of that from anyone who's gad their PS4 for days now.

Edit: two people doesn't constitute a problem. Trolls are probably making **** up.
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BabyTownFrolics  +   560d ago

I made a video

Not saying its a widespread issue but it louder than I expected

I was able to sign in !
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Eonjay  +   560d ago
I clicked and it says its up.
Droidanomix  +   560d ago
Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

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bobbyblitzed  +   560d ago
The psn isn't active for the ps4 until 12:01 pst.
Lionalliance  +   560d ago
eh, give a day and everything will be dandy.
tethered  +   560d ago
How long did it take for it to install?
azshorty2003  +   560d ago
I just wanna log into my gametag so I can at least have any single player progress tied to it. I can't log in at all.

I expected multiplayer to be crushed, but not simply logging in.
DEEBO  +   560d ago
I am a sony fanboy but when they said greatness awaits i didn't think they were talking about the psn lol
was that joke to soon?
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   560d ago
Here we go!

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KwietStorm  +   560d ago
I'm just pissed that we still have to sync trophies.
ElementX  +   560d ago
Synching trophies is so last gen... If the 360 didn't have to sync, why did PS3 have to? Does it have to do with some patent?
KwietStorm  +   560d ago
I'm sure PS3 had to because of the RAM situation. PS3 is dumb as rocks when it comes to multitasking, but I thought it would be a no brainer on PS4, especially with all the other things it can do at once.
Harkins1721  +   560d ago
Gamefaqs poster said the lady he talked to said it wouldnt be up until 12:01PST
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   560d ago
working now
jahfen83  +   560d ago
Keep trying. I did and I'm in.
MasterCornholio  +   560d ago
Over 9000 log ins!!!!!!

Wow the servers must be extremely overloaded now.

Nexus 7 2013
dlocsta  +   560d ago
If 9000 log ins is a problem for PS Network servers then there is no way you can tell me it holds a candle to Xbox Live. There are more people than that playing Halo at any given time. I hope things work out for the PS4. Don't have one, not buying one, but also don't want the people buyiing one to have problems either.
IRON883  +   560d ago
Almost there signed in and did the settings
KERV0RKIAN  +   560d ago
Same here cAnt log into my psn account but playing battlefield4 looks great!
chito1016d  +   560d ago
I'm still waiting patiently for my ps4 inside this warm best buy watching a movie so hopefully psn is up and running in an hr.
SEAN1617  +   560d ago
Dan_scruggs  +   560d ago
I just hope this situation is treated with the same care and understanding as the launches of Diablo 3 and Sim City. But seeing as everyone has been drinking the PS4 cool aid it probably wont be.
kratoz1209  +   560d ago
Man.. you guys are all so lucky, have to wait till the 29th
oh well i am gunna play some more Tales of xillia :D
Omegasyde  +   560d ago
Let North America be the beta testers :)

That way, Sony learns from their mistakes and hopefully corrects them in 2 weeks
KwietStorm  +   560d ago
Gee thanks.
TheRacingX  +   560d ago
Been at it for almost 2hrs and nothing, decided to try to go in through the PS Store, I got in, it asked a few profile questions, now I'm back to please wait....sucks, not everyone who ordered a PS4 picked it up at midnight and we dont even have the west coast involved yet, sorry but they really need to sort this crap out....PS3 logs on fine, so it has to be related to PS4 servers only
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   560d ago
It says please wait...
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