The dreaded NW-31201-7 error has shown up for those signing into PS4, which means that the servers may be unavailable. This doesn’t appear to be the case on PS3, however, as users are able to sign in there.
I'm on PSN right now. Nothing wrong in Chicago.
Im online too, until I try to connect to a multiplayer game. It says I need to subscribe to Playstation Plus. I have Plus till Dec of this year.
Wtf Sony?! This crap better be resolved before I get home from work this evening. Otherwise I'm gonna punch my 360 in the face cause I don't want to damage my ps4......
Can't play bf4 and can't download any PS+content without getting this error message or a message telling me I need to subscribe to ps+ when I'm already a subscriber. Just came home early to jump into some Altai Range or Guilin Peaks mp only to be denied. Am disappoint.
PSN is fine for me in NJ
it says undergoing maintenance for me.
Yeah its unfortunate. Hopefully Sony can resolve the issue in a timely manner.
I played TLOU online during the last two hours, mine worked fine until 5mins ago. Now it's time for a break :)
I'm good here in Philadelphia Pa. I've been okay the past couple hours. Maybe intermittent. Watch now that I posted this it will kick me off PSN.
It's beyond sad that all it takes is a game release to crash PSN. Stuff like this just goes to show how starting XBL on the original Xbox has put XBL a generation ahead of PSN and it will likely always be this way.
Right outside of Chicago I'm down
Its errors for downloading, purchasing, and adding funds mostly...due to Minecraft. And now Sony is working on a fix hence why there is some maintenance.
Sony needs to work on getting more data centers, this is beyond ridiculous.
swank: Sony has a history of issues like first PSN gets hacked and shut down, then they get DDOS by LizardSquad then they turn their cannon at MS, but instead they praise MS: https://twitter.com/LizardS...
Well Microsoft is much more competent with networking than SONY, as it is one of the core components of their business.
1 game release should not be able to bring down their service. No matter who it is. I swear to god if next week Destiny brings down any service my head is going to pop
Because there is no problem. I'm getting sick of these fake click bait articles slandering Sony and PSN. I've been playing all day and not once have I experienced an issue. Anybody can say that any service is down without any proof and people believe it. I can do it too. Xbox Live has been hacked and is down.
...Dude, it was on the official Sony support site.
Sir, we detained your best friend for stealing.. Killzoner99: He would never do something like that! We got him on tape, see? Killzoner99: That doesn't look like him! Best friend: They caught me stealing. Killzoner99: LIAR!!
This is getting a bit much now, I can handle the odd outage but it's becoming commonplace.
If Minecraft can do this to the entire network, I can only imagine what Destiny release will do to the servers.
That and COD: AW
The amount of downtime and service interruptions that the PSN and Xbox Live have had this past year is utterly ridiculous and inexcusable. These companies insist that people pay a monthly fee to play games online, but neither of them can run a stable service. It's absurd and it saddens me that people will happily accept it and keep handing over money.
I promise you it will happen and I mentioned it before. Its what happened to 360 xmas 2007. Tons of new owners playing COD and halo 3 with us previous owners. I couldnt log on to play COD on xmas day but at night it worked fine. With ps4 being the most popular console its for sure going to have tons of new owners on xmas this year, I hope they beef up their servers before then. I dont think sony is the type to anticipate such huge success in regards to servers for GAMING, not streaming. It just seems like they wait till there's a problem to do something. hope im wrong about that tho.
Man i was playing Velocity 2X then they kicked me out of it and locked the game ?!!! WTF even my Plus gone !! still there are 2 months remaining :(
You do know Playstation plus and internet is required to play all PS+ acquired games. So technically, those games aren't free.
but the PS Plus icon is gone !
Weirdly enough, my Plus icon has been gone for a while. I have Plus until December as well. Edit: Someone disagreed with me? Okay. Edit 2: Currently downloading.
It seems you are experiencing quite the conundrum. Give it a bit of time before jumping to any sort of conclusion. Let Sony fix their problems and see if it fixes yours. If the servers are down and you can't connect, there's no way for a verification packet to be received on either end.
@Codewow not intending to call you out. but you don't need internet to play PS+ games. Just unplug your modem and try it. It works no problem. Cheers Later.
Set your console as primary, it should work then.
Yea i was without the internet for a day when my modem went out fron a lightning strike but i was still able to play mercenary kings without a problem
internet is not required to play plus games as long as you are on the primary playstation. It only checks like once a month.
Got done playing it, unlock the rifle. It shows I got Plus, all Plus/Free games I can play. But games I brought through PSN, well they are locked.
When I try to check my messages on my phone app, I get the following message: "Sony Entertainment Network is currently undergoing maintenance"
Yup it's down here in Dubai as well. Got the maintainace message.
Looool. Those stability updates must be working
exactly haha but im good. im online playing pvz.
In italy too... Maintenace message...
Poor Sony cant catch a break
Jesus... What is going on Sony? Seems like 1 or 2 times a month something is happening with the servers. I actually understand and appreciate the scheduled maintenance to PSN but these random outages are frustrating.
I was thinking the same thing earlier. It never seemed to be this frequent with the PS3. Hopefully they are getting things sorted.
lol 2 recent times within a month doesnt make it 2 times a month. there havent been any real problems before the ddos and I had no problem today.
Look at the good side, at least no one can hack the system!
I suppose if people actually bought an XB1, they may have games go down too due to traffic (besides Destiny beta)... Edit Below: It's obviously just technical issues they are sorting out on the PS4 version. Sony is doing all kinds of things to beef up the network, including purchasing openstack. I don't think Sony knew it would sell over tenmillion units this fast. I agree they need more data centers to meet the demand.
I suppose if Sony actually used the money they were collecting for online play to make the servers better it wouldn't go down either.
The PS3 servers are not affected as much as the PS4's. What is Sony doing differently that this happens? You would think the system that charged would be more stable.
@Death You do realize they have the same online service but a different online infrastructure right. Just saying...
OH SNAP!!!!! Lol that's actually pretty funny
Well I've not had a problem today and everything has been working just fine for me. It must not be everyone affected.
Disagrees, really? Like I wouldn't know if psn was working for me lmao. When this article was posted I was playing ghosts and it was showing 25,000 people online which is a bit low considering the new maps hit today but still it was working.
Don't trip, I said the same thing and got exploded on with disagrees.. Xbox people don't understand it was just a store problem with minecraft. We know mostly little kids play that so that might be why exploded out of context. Also kids are the best at trolling. No PSN downtime at all today for me. Yet people make up stories to feel good about their agenda. Very sad agendas like xbl is better or xbl has better.. It's all just made up pr bs.
@officerdewey So you instantly blame Xbox One owners on starting a rumor? That... is absolutely... LAUGHABLE.
On N4G, you must have a problem like everyone else to receive agrees. /s Don't worry about it. Must be a slow day at school for people to mash disagrees.
Getting the error right now with FF14 , but not that worried yet
I'm online now playing Diablo... obviously not the entire network down. inb4liveisbetter...o wait...
Croatia, everything is normal, stupid journalist and trolls!
Online right now, so I'm not affected.
Sony rep stated this issue affect many and it's due to mine craft and them prepping the servers for Destiny... Not eta on when it'll be resolved...yes this issue affects those that are getting the " need to renew plus " error like myself... This is why Diablo 3 and TLOU are available ... Well atleast I own both ;)
I don't understand. How is this issue affecting people's accounts, but somehow if people play TLoU and Diablo, they're good? PSN is down for some people, while others it's not. I'm guessing Sony's doing something on a few severs, and the people who's information is stored on these servers are being affected. Doesn't matter the game you're playing, if PSN was down, NOBODY will be playing.
Clearly over your head bud, diablo 3 & TLOU are games that are good enough to play singleplayer ( IMO ) to pass the time why you wait... Btw the reasons I listed are why people are getting the ps plus and downtime issues as told by a Sony rep
Im in nyc and tried psn app on my phone, says its maintenance.
Ffxiv geting error code np-36147
I can log in and play but not online. They really need to reinforce their servers. This is not a good look
What they need is more data centers.
Agreed, I would go for broke and go for both if I wanted to keep this boat a float. I mean look at this community, we support this console like no other. Hopefully they'll get it together asap.
Are any of us suprised? PSN is weak. If Minecraft did this what will happen on big releases like Destiny or CoD? When will these server issues end! Theyve been rubbish since PS3 launch. It always seems to happen at the worst times too, although that's circumstancial.
I think PSN is actually a great service, PS+ games alone make it worth it. I do think they should build m data centers though so random outages wont occur as much. When their system sells over 10 million this fast, they gotta up the network structure to support it, and I think that is what they are doing with openstack.