PlayStation Network Announcement

SCEE Blog:

''We are aware that users are experiencing some disruption to the PSN service. To minimise the inconvenience we have suspended the “redeem voucher” functionality whilst we investigate further. Unfortunately this means that money cards, product vouchers, PlayStation Plus vouchers, PS3-PS4 upgrade vouchers and any other vouchers for digital content are not redeemable at this stage. Other PSN features such as log-in, online multi-player gaming, PlayStation Plus trial, PS Store (excluding voucher redemption), trophies, messages, friends etc. are all available.''

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gamertk4211358d ago ShowReplies(4)
curtis921358d ago

Too many dang people buyin up PS4s all over the world. This is your fault, sony. Making PS4 so appealing--WHAT WERE YOU THINKING

MizTv1358d ago

Still sounds like it's working better than the us governments health care web sights

tenacious_b1358d ago

Web sights? Please tell me you're kidding.

KwietStorm1357d ago

Is that some kind of new age ADS reticle?

Evil_Abed1358d ago

Really? So the network was able to handle the 80 million plus users but suddenly an extra million users(which consists mostly existing users) is causing problems? Help me reconcile my logic with your nonsense.

curtis921358d ago

Your logic isn't working right. 80 million weren't on PSN all at once for starters. And secondly, when a service gets flooded, it goes down. That's freaking internet 101 man.

Evil_Abed1358d ago

So you are saying PSN has never had more than a million people log in at the same time? Must have not heard of a little game called Call of Duty.

This is just a spin to try hide Sony's incompetence. Every time there is a downtime on psn, PS fans claim it is because of new users or some free download or whatever. Me, I call it like it is. Incompetence.

Ju1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

^^ Of course it spiked with a new console release, Captn Obvious.

LordMaim1358d ago

Considering the last time this happened was November 15th for a few hours, I don't think its a stretch to see its about the EU launch. A couple million users downloading updates and free games all at once is gonna cause some congestion.

curtis921358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

@Evil_Abed What's your point in all this? Just pissed the PS4 is doing well? Feel like arguing for the sake of arguing? Regardless of your opinion of the matter, PSN is having troubles no doubt due to the massive spike in activity. Whether you accept that or not is irrelevant.

rainslacker1358d ago

It's basically like a DOS attack on the servers, although it's with legitimate users. You'd be surprised how little it takes to take down any server. Usually much less than 1 million concurrent hits/downloads. Very few companies have the infrastructure to handle that load.

DeadlyFire1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

80 million PS plus users? Noooooo. 80 million PSN users yes/maybe. At most 5-10 Million could ever be concurrent online at the same time on average its much less than that, but I am giving a guesstimate of a max. I suspect 1-5 million of the 80 million users ever play online daily.

PS+ members are a fraction of the 80 million and not all users ever log on at the same time. PS4 requires + for online play so server status will spike as so many flood to get it. This often causes gridlock. It happens every single time. Every DRM game is a great example of this. They are unplayable for a week. Then things are fine.

Delive1357d ago

No one is taking into account that 80 million sold does not mean 80 million colsoles owned concurrently. Consoles died, were sold, stolen, upgraded, handed down or even swapped for a competitor.

mgeezy3131357d ago

Man, you really sound like you have it all figured out... You must have an awesome console that you released for your multi-billion dollar company. Congratulations on making a better network than PS4, know-it-all.

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Salooh1358d ago

I bought Killzone SF, Battlefield 4 and AC black flag at the same time. It's like spending a fortune XD . It would be annoying like hell to download 100gb in ps3 but ps4 is another story :) .

MYDEATH211358d ago

I was saddened and i lmao this morning when I called every store within 60 mile radius trying to get a ps4, they were all sold out and almost every one of them told me they still had some xbones still available. Sony is killin it ;)

Angrymorgan1357d ago

Dude my situation is no better, got my ps4 yesterday, set it all up only to find that it has a power local game cant exchange it because they sold out so I have to wait untill next week to get my replacement from sony......its killing me, sitting here looking at it... £450 paper weight.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1357d ago

Oh is that the problem? Too many people buying a PS4? LMAO.. PSN sucks compared to Live, they couldn't handle their launch, and now players can't do stuff online.

Way to spin it though. Funny when everyone and their Mom bought a 360 that one Year, and Live was down here and there for some people and Xbox fans were pissed and yelling out that too many people bought Live and MS wasn't ready for it, that was a problem.

But when this happens to Sony it's not a problem for their fans. So we have Sony fans with no 360's saying it was a huge problem and unacceptable for Live to go down for some during Christmas one year when lot's of new people bought 360's,.. and now we have Sony fans who have bought PS4's and they're talking about how this is no problem and that too many people have bought a PS4.

Ha ha ha... You have to love it.

wooferine1357d ago

A large reason for the uproar when Xbox Live went down was because it is a paid service and extended over 2 weeks if I recall correctly. People do expect some issues during launch periods but only for a short period of time. Otherwise they get impatient.

dboyman1357d ago

I think this why Sony is now requiring PS plus for online play for PS4. They need the money for more servers, as well as improve PSN Infrastructure...

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amiga-man1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Makes sense while the network is under strain with so many new PS4 owners logging in,

Evil_Abed1358d ago

What about the 80 million users before? How was it able to handle them?

Utalkin2me1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Dude you seriously are not going to let that "80 million " comment go are you. Do you think all 80,000,000 sign in at one time? You have 3 platforms to deal with hear now. Ps3/Ps4/Vita and they are all cross platform and most stuff carry over to each.

Orbilator1358d ago

yaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn.Really you need someone to explain ? 80 million users but not all put high demand on servers at same time. Psn is a crawl when psn store gets updated every week. Its all about demand

amiga-man1358d ago

What about the 80 million users before? How was it able to handle them?

I'm no expert on networks but it isn't rocket science to figure the new Playstation4 owners hammering the network is causing the problems, once they have their systems up and running things will settle down.

B1663r1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Dude, PSN was never able to handle 80 million people. PSN goes down 2x a week from some error or another like clock work.

This is just confirming what we already knew... Sony's PSN is assy. Always has been, always will be. The difference is that now they have to pay for it...

The truth of the term PS3.5 continues unabated.

Evil_Abed1358d ago

Yeah PS4 does not have as many users as a single version of CoD has had on PS3 alone. Millions log on to psn during CoD launches, many times more than the current PS4 base. So I call BS on the new user excuse.
PSN is just an unstable network. Plain and Simple.

Utalkin2me1358d ago


You do realize COD does not have dedicated servers right? Its a peer to peer system, so there is not near as much traffic on PSN playing COD as saying MAG or something that has dedicated servers.

Actually i really dont know what you're blabbing about considering the only thing wrong with PSN is not being able to redeem voucher codes? Is that such a big deal? Another person to add to ignore list.

LordMaim1358d ago

B1663r says "PSN goes down 2x a week from some error or another like clock work."

Spoken like someone who doesn't use PSN. That's just plain wrong. Its just launch woes, just like Xbox Live had for a few hours after their launch of the Xbox One.

Utalkin2me1358d ago

BTW, maybe you could stop making troll accounts. Could the mods purge the system sheesh.

Evil_Abed1358d ago

How is this a troll account? It is the same GGJ account, only I just changed the name.