Submitted by Abriael 605d ago | news

PlayStation Support Offers Hundreds of Apologies to Disgruntled Users for PSN Problems

Sony's PSN had quite a few issues in the past few days, from outages to heavy latency, mostly due to the heavy traffic coming with the Holidays.

The PlayStation official support Twitter took it in stride and started apologizing to the disgruntled users, a lot. (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   605d ago
See Sony knowledges these issues and try to fix them, so does Nintendo and fortunately Microsoft as well

So enjoy boxes all of u
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mikeslemonade  +   605d ago
Based the 600,000 units Sony is supplying every week, there's 4.1 million PS4 owners right now. Sony, themselves didn't even expect to sell this much so yes there's gonna be latency.
Mister_Dawg  +   605d ago
Should have had the servers in place to handle the extra traffic.
Sony aren't noobs.
MrPerfect813  +   605d ago
If you build it and expect it to sell, then you better have the servers in place already to support it. That goes for everyone.
mikeslemonade  +   605d ago
Such newbie comments above me lol..

I guess y'all never played any flagship online game before. Almost every online game has issues from the start. Even the highly touted XBL has issues from time to time.
harrisk954  +   605d ago

Sony's goal was to sell 3 million by the end of the calendar year and 5 million PS4s by March (the end of their fiscal year). So, I disagree that "Sony, themselves, didn't even expect to sell this much."
Gamer666  +   605d ago
That is BS.

They knew what was coming...

Anywhere with PS4 pre-orders has sold out within minutes or hours since July. They can't say they didn't know it was coming...
Giul_Xainx  +   604d ago
I find it funny how PSN goes down like XBOX 360 and suddenly it is December 29th, 2008 all over again. Only difference is which side is saying what.

See Sony didn't expect to have more than 5 million PS4's up and running until march of 2014. They projected sales of only 2.4 million consoles to be sold by January 1st 2014. What Sony did not expect was this surplus of 400K over their projected install base of new users jacking on just after Christmas. So Sony has servers ample for 2.4 million PS4 users... There are over 2.9M PS4's roughly connecting online right now. VG Charts is lagging behind.

@Harris 954... 3 million? No it was originally 2.4 million back at e3 2013..

@Mikeslemonade. It's not 4.1 million. Not yet. We all would know if the PS4 reached 4.1 million units sold because AMD would have touted their chipsets in the PS4 to have shipped that many. As of now AMD has shipped 5 million chipsets to both XBOX One and PS4 unit manufacturing facilities.
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Ol_G  +   605d ago
Please understand
Mister_Dawg  +   605d ago
Fortunately MS as well?
Troll comment at its best.
combatcash  +   604d ago
A free month of ps + would be nice lol.
InTheZoneAC  +   604d ago
are they free apologies? I'd be 100% happy if they were...
mrpsychoticstalker  +   604d ago
Get it fixed!
Majin-vegeta  +   605d ago
Apology accepted Sony.Hoepfully they get this sorted out quick.

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MeknSence  +   605d ago
No technology is perfect. I've had PSN issues, along with Xbox Live on the 360 issues. So does this means they are perfect? Hell no. The issue is, which one is going to try to help you without trying to get you to upgrade to their new system! This is my issue that I had with 360 live support. Don't try to sell me the Xbox One because I don't want it. I just needed my 360 live account fix!
kreate  +   605d ago
I wasn't affected at all but I'll take some more free games if Sony gonna give any out. Or an extension on PS plus.
I'm a cag.
RyuCloudStrife  +   605d ago
I say this and I don't say it to make fun of those affected but, I've NEVER had a problem with the PSN network. I've never been locked out of it due to maintenance or had issues while playing games online. The only issue I have ever had with PSN is when it got hacked 3 years ago(?), thats it.

Right now I am downloading a game along with the patch and both are downloading at a rate of 3mbs, it helps I have a 50mbs connection though ;). PSN is great for me.
Thatlalala  +   605d ago
Liar. 3m on a 50m is awful bro.
dontbhatin  +   604d ago
i wouldnt say thats awful. but he should be getting more. and he said 2 things were downloading at 3 mbps each. so that would mean it about split it, so hes making 6 mb a sec alltogether. that sounds about right.
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Kayant  +   605d ago
Kudos to the people handling that twitter id. Polar opposite to something like the Game(Boxpark) situation.
Summons75  +   605d ago
At least this time we don't have an army of entitled idiots screaming for free stuff despite the situation being beyond Sony's control...

It's real good they sorted things out. This holiday season really affected both Sony and Nintendo real bad when it came to online services, which is a good sign but just misfortune for those who don't understand because they're new to gaming.
Abriael  +   605d ago
It's not fully sorted everywhere as far as they're saying, but they're working on it.
specialguest  +   605d ago
Hey! I enjoyed the free stuff haha. Had it not been for the free stuff, I would have never given Infamous a try and become a fan of the series.
SonyKong64  +   605d ago
and what a gem Infamous turned out to be = )

because of that free game, I bought 2 and I've pre ordered 3.
nukeitall  +   605d ago
To claim it is beyond Sony's control is ridiculous. Of course it is within Sony's control, just like it is with almost any other company.

Hickups happen with all providers, but some more than others and it seems PSN is the one that has more issues cropping up, constant down for maintenance and the only one of the big three (Sony, Nintendo, and MS) to officially been massively hacked and leaked details of millions.

That said, I remember when XBL had problems for over a week due to the massive influx of users on Halo 3. MS gave us a free game for that. Generally it has been good since though.
vikingland1  +   605d ago
Apology accepted
AKR  +   605d ago
Well this is quite interesting:

*PSN experiences problems - Sony apologies and tries to fix it*
- "It's cool. Take your. Time. We understand."

*Nintendo Network experiences problems - they apologize and try to fix it*
- "What?! How can this happen?! We need some compensation for this! Unacceptable! Nintendo is so unprepared !!"
Etseix  +   605d ago
it's not unacceptable, but pretty, PRETTY weird that Nintendo get to have the same problem.( at least , as far I know, they haven't had that problem like, ever )

All 3 companies will get to handle that kind of issues,
but one of the things that MS bragged about ( last gen ) was having the BEST online functionality , out of the the others, but this new gen, I believe they're pretty much tied.
1nsomniac  +   605d ago
I wonder if this is region specific?

I'm from UK & have had no PSN issues since end of November beginning of December. Been online all this weekend with the free weekend trial of KZ & not had a single problem although I can imagine how much more strain this free trial could of put on the network.

Still I can understand that people are angry if they are having issues now that they are paying for the service. I know to an extent its fairly early in at least its current payment service but the service itself has been around for a long time & now that we are paying for it we expect absolutely no issues.

If people are paying for a service & not getting it then their entitled not to pay for it. That being said nothings perfect & a few hours here & there are perfectly understandable but if this has been going on for days for some people that is completely unacceptable.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   605d ago
Same here, UK also and i haven't had any problems signing in or playing online.
jackanderson1985  +   605d ago
yeah not a bother here in ireland either... not even on christmas day which was a shock to be honest
Majin-vegeta  +   605d ago
I'm in the U.S. so i don't think so.
thehitman  +   605d ago
The only issue I had was when it released day 1 here in the states. I live in NY and for like the first 2-3hrs I couldnt connect to my PSN account after that I havent had any problems. It probably has to do with the influx of new updates and consoles being heavily dumped into the mix its bound to happen during the launch window times. Not only do you have more PS+ members probably downloading new games and other content but more updates from new systems causing server instability in certain regions. I am sure the problems will be ironed out within next month they haven't affected my gaming, but sorry to those who have been affected.
hazardman  +   605d ago
Well said! Agree with everything you said and couldnt have worded better if I tried. Thanks!!

When PSN was free, you really had nothing to complain about. Now that we pay its unacceptable as it should be. And that goes for all services not just PSN.
Majin-vegeta  +   605d ago
So we should complain when our electricity goes out,internet goes off,gas runs out etcc??Nothing is full proof sooner or later it's gonna go down.
hazardman  +   605d ago
@ majin vegeta

Yes if your paying for something and somehow its not available or f'up yes you have the right to complain about it! Doesnt mean it will help but you can! And I like how you throw in gas(I complain all the time gas to damn expensive) and electric and all that other sheit. People complain about outages all the time. There was more than 200k people without power in Canada and Northeast America are those people not allowed to complain?
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Hicken  +   605d ago
That's funny, cuz you've had to pay for Live since the original Xbox, and it STILL has problems. Is that also unacceptable?

Hell, whether you pay or not, EVERY service is succeptible to issues, unexpected downtime, and yes, even hacks. Paying for a service doesn't mean it'll never have problems. ESPECIALLY when a large influx of new users is added.
Goro  +   605d ago
I would've preferred hundreds of free games but i guess an apology will do.
BattleTorn  +   605d ago
Well, you know what my latest gripe is....

both my DS4's left thumbsticks have begun to peel rubber. Not quite to the plastic, like many have posted videos of on youtube, but it looks like I'll probably have to send em in within the next couple months. (and doing so will undoubtably force me to buy a third DS4 - BAH)
Zancruz  +   605d ago
Damn man how hard are you pushing on the sticks?! Anywho I saw Analog Stick Thumb Covers for sell, Maybe that will help you out.
BattleTorn  +   605d ago
YouTube it.

I haven't hit plastic like some. (and I don't press hard. I play frequently, but work full time - so not crazy all day)

And I actually already bought those thumb covers. They're pretty good actually, and I bought them Day1 just cause they were only $4.99

I stopped using them once I developed a preference for the default grip. But I will now start using them for preserving my thumbstick original grip
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WeAreLegion  +   605d ago
Sadly, nobody will believe you. Post it to Sony execs' Twitter accounts. They need to know it's an issue.
BattleTorn  +   605d ago
I made a post @yosp

Knowing him, he'll respond :P

PS. This is my last bubble for discussing this. I can e-mail photos to anyone who is having doubts, just pm me
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   605d ago
I have the same issue, but only for my left stick. There seems to be a super, super thin material that makes up the textured surface of the sticks. My right stick looks and feels fine but my left has started to wear down to the smooth rubber underneath.....it's weird because i am someone who takes REALLY good care of my things (i used a toothbrush to clean the gap in the handles on the 360 controller for years lol).

I hope Sony take note of this and fix it. I hold my controller very softly also, and i press the sticks very softly too....always have so i have no idea why they wear down so quickly.
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BattleTorn  +   605d ago
Mine is also only on the left.

Personally I wonder if it has anything to do with BF4 control layout, having forward and sprint on L3 really puts an additional pressure on that thumbstick
caseh  +   604d ago

Most FPS games I've played have sprint on L3, COD is another.

MAG on PS3 was another, I played that so much that a small groove was forming at the base of the left stick. It also left a whitish powder from where it was wearing away.
1nsomniac  +   605d ago
I've got the same problem as well. Left thumbstick has peeled off & L1 is sticking when pressed which is another reoccurring issue happening to people. I've had to buy a replacement while I send it back to ShopTo as they've agreed to replace it.

This seems to be the PS4's biggest complaint at the moment so I'm sure Sony know about it.
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Majin-vegeta  +   605d ago
Here try this man.MY R1 use to get stuck but now it doesn't.


Note:Don;t go through the hassle of opening the whole controller just find a small enough screw driver to pop off the L1.

Hope it helps :)
1nsomniac  +   605d ago
Thanks man, although I've heard a lot of people have had the same issue I've not had time to look into it. Although it shouldn't happen in the first place it's good to know there's a potential fix for it.

Like I said, I've already sent the controller back now just waiting for the replacement but I'll give it a try if it happeneds again. Thanks, have a bubble.
BABYLEG  +   604d ago
You get what you pay for
MikeGdaGod  +   605d ago
i've been ok since this past weekend so i'm cool
nope111  +   605d ago
I haven't had any issues... guess i got lucky :)
sAVAge_bEaST  +   605d ago
I had the disappearing friends list the other day, and had to try a few times to connect to battlefield yesterday.. after a few tries it worked fine, I ran into no problems today, so far. they are getting overloaded with new players,. I'm happy to suffer a little, so others can enjoy the Ps4.
-minor hiccups on my end. nothing major.
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Gabenbrah  +   605d ago
Please understand.
mochachino  +   605d ago
Nothing says I'm sorry like free stuff...

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tweet75  +   605d ago
no dropping out although it did take me 15 mins to register a psn code once typed in. With these types of issues it all comes down to the quality of customer service.
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Kingoftherodeo  +   605d ago
we made the jokes about the power of zhee cloudz but least those aren't down
Orionsangel  +   605d ago
I think the only obvious solution is to give us free games.
dcj0524  +   605d ago
I'd be happy with a free $10
Orionsangel  +   605d ago
I think the only obvious solution is to give us free PS4 consoles.
plsburydoughboy  +   605d ago
Anecdotally, I've been told that Xbox has been having problems as well. I wish we had a better idea how long these issues have been going on and why we haven't heard any official statements about them.
caseh  +   604d ago
' I wish we had a better idea how long these issues have been going on and why we haven't heard any official statements about them.'

As with most things, they won't poke the caged rat and let people know they have problems. These days they wait until enough people complain/know about it then release a statement.
bornsinner  +   605d ago

IRNMUNKEY  +   605d ago
Thanks for the apology Mr Sony sir it wasn't needed we love you so much we understand any problems you have and will always forgive you.

We'll only laugh and ridicule problems if they are Microsoft related.

Love you 4ever

PS4 Owner.
kx11  +   605d ago
PSN is down almost 60 days in 2013 alone

and people pay money to be members in it ?!!

sony is ripping off their fans so hard
kurruptor  +   604d ago
People didnt pay for PSN to play online on PS3. That was free.

I got hundreds of dollars worth of games for free for my $50.
Mister_G  +   605d ago
I wonder how much traffic is genuine and how much is DDOS attacks?
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TheKayle1  +   605d ago
clearly as the last gen

ps4 isnt the console to go for serious multiplayer
keabrown79  +   605d ago
Seems that wat till they get their network up to snuff.. Hopefully, like Microsoft, they can use the money from ps+ to build it up and make it rock solid
Treian  +   604d ago
read the article: "...mostly due to the heavy traffic coming with the Holidays." This just means the PS4 is selling like hot cakes.
bligmerk  +   604d ago
Seriously, you people don't know about bandwidth limits? Steam hardly ever goes down and it went down hard with this year's free Left for Dead multiplayer. It has been averaging about 5 million logons during peak and hit 8 million, took it down hard.

People should be looking more at how history is being made with video game consoles and bandwidth needs. Most just look at the video game console hardware and don't think about this vast, huge infrastructure that connects them all together. Huge and vast, but not huge, vast or fast enough yet.
MasterofMagnetism  +   604d ago
Come on Sony, get your act together. I'm a big PS fan but this is happening way too often. Totally unacceptable.
SpinalRemains138  +   604d ago
Where exactly are all these PSN issues?

In 8 years, my PSN has had an issue when it was hacked, and I've seen maintenance about 4 times.....in 8 years

The idea that PSN is an unstable, unreliable, broken community is just not true.

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