Submitted by mynameisblair 241d ago | news

PSN Appears To Be Down On PS4 With NW-31201-7 Error

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. (PS4)

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GeofferyPeterson  +   241d ago
I'm on PSN right now. Nothing wrong in Chicago.
JoGam  +   241d ago
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.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   241d ago | Funny
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......
Maddens Raiders  +   241d ago
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-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   241d ago
PSN is fine for me in NJ
Elimin8  +   241d ago
it says undergoing maintenance for me.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   241d ago
Yeah its unfortunate. Hopefully Sony can resolve the issue in a timely manner.
Bloodborn  +   241d ago
I played TLOU online during the last two hours, mine worked fine until 5mins ago. Now it's time for a break :)
Boody-Bandit  +   241d ago
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.
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XBLSkull  +   240d ago
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.
Highlife  +   241d ago
Right outside of Chicago I'm down
Deividas  +   241d ago
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.
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MrSwankSinatra  +   241d ago
Sony needs to work on getting more data centers, this is beyond ridiculous.
TheBrit  +   241d ago
oh well....
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donthate  +   241d ago

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:

Str8Chaos74  +   241d ago
Well Microsoft is much more competent with networking than SONY, as it is one of the core components of their business.
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Crazay  +   241d ago
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
Killzoner99  +   241d ago
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.
jts1891  +   240d ago
...Dude, it was on the official Sony support site.
Mkai28  +   240d ago
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!!
TheSaint  +   240d ago
This is getting a bit much now, I can handle the odd outage but it's becoming commonplace.
NatureOfLogic_  +   241d ago
If Minecraft can do this to the entire network, I can only imagine what Destiny release will do to the servers.
annoyedgamer  +   241d ago
That and COD: AW
radler  +   241d ago
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.
Jonny5isalive  +   240d ago
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.
Am-No-Hero  +   241d ago
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 :(
Codewow  +   241d ago
You do know Playstation plus and internet is required to play all PS+ acquired games. So technically, those games aren't free.
Am-No-Hero  +   241d ago
but the PS Plus icon is gone !
Pen15  +   241d ago
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.
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Codewow  +   241d ago
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.
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bluzone  +   241d ago
@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.
Bloodborn  +   241d ago
Set your console as primary, it should work then.
xActionBasturdx  +   241d ago
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
wsoutlaw87  +   241d ago
internet is not required to play plus games as long as you are on the primary playstation. It only checks like once a month.
OmegaShen  +   241d ago
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.
Nineball2112  +   241d ago
When I try to check my messages on my phone app, I get the following message:

"Sony Entertainment Network is currently undergoing maintenance"
zsquaresoff  +   241d ago
Yup it's down here in Dubai as well.

Got the maintainace message.
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EvilWay  +   241d ago
Looool. Those stability updates must be working
jocomat9  +   241d ago
exactly haha but im good. im online playing pvz.
LANCISTIG  +   241d ago
In italy too... Maintenace message...
Sm00thNinja  +   241d ago
Poor Sony cant catch a break
LazyGoron  +   241d ago
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.
iiwii  +   241d ago
I was thinking the same thing earlier. It never seemed to be this frequent with the PS3. Hopefully they are getting things sorted.
wsoutlaw87  +   241d ago
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.
darrellv  +   241d ago
Look at the good side, at least no one can hack the system!
Death  +   241d ago
TheBrit  +   241d ago
gootimes  +   241d ago
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.
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Death  +   241d ago
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.
xActionBasturdx  +   241d ago

You do realize they have the same online service but a different online infrastructure right. Just saying...
Sm00thNinja  +   241d ago
OH SNAP!!!!! Lol that's actually pretty funny
zerog  +   241d ago
Well I've not had a problem today and everything has been working just fine for me. It must not be everyone affected.
zerog  +   241d ago
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.
OfficerDewey  +   240d ago
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.
jrshankill  +   240d ago

So you instantly blame Xbox One owners on starting a rumor?

That... is absolutely... LAUGHABLE.
kenshiro100  +   240d ago
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.
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Baka-akaB  +   241d ago
Getting the error right now with FF14 , but not that worried yet
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_NotoriousJaee   241d ago | Trolling | show
Avernus  +   241d ago
I'm online now playing Diablo... obviously not the entire network down.

inb4liveisbetter...o wait...
sin7279  +   241d ago
Croatia, everything is normal, stupid journalist and trolls!
TheJacksonRGN  +   241d ago
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 ;)
Avernus  +   241d ago
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
tlougotg  +   241d ago
Im in nyc and tried psn app on my phone, says its maintenance.
bullymangLer   240d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
phantomexe  +   241d ago
Ffxiv geting error code np-36147
RebelWAC  +   241d ago
I can log in and play but not online. They really need to reinforce their servers.

This is not a good look
MrSwankSinatra  +   241d ago
What they need is more data centers.
RebelWAC  +   241d ago
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.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   241d ago
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.
gootimes  +   241d ago
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.
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FanboyKilla  +   240d ago
Smh and lmfao

Now is not the time to defend sony. This is beyond ridiculous. You are being effected. You! talk all you want bout xbl (giggles), its up. Nothing is perfect. Pointing out anothers flaw in the mist of your f up is sad. Your system is down, over and over, not theirs.

Is saying hey bbbbbbbbbbbut xbl helping your issue? Damn man you just got attacked last week, and now..... but you talking about the service that is working. Lol
Oner  +   235d ago
Does anyone on this page have anything to say now that Destiny launched on the PSN and NOTHING happened to the network?

Thought not.
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Loktai  +   241d ago
Massachusetts, Im connected and on... seems weird and flaky... thats still not great but at least its not Stuffed.
Highatus  +   241d ago
Minecraft may have started it, I was able to purchase diablo 3 today however can't download and access it...

C'mon Sony.
Highatus  +   241d ago
Back up meow yay!
GrandpaSnake  +   241d ago
im having problems signing in with vita to ckeck friends at the moment
Ksar   241d ago | Trolling | show
incendy35  +   241d ago
Starting to get very old. Fix your network Sony, no more it is free BS, we are paying for this crap
gootimes  +   241d ago
People pay for Xbox live and the Destiny beta cause it to go down... should Microsoft fix theirs as well?

Keep in mind, a lot more people own and play on a PS4...


The documented cases of PSN services being down are not much more than XBL's, I can't speak on your case because that's not documented. But legit PSN and XBL outages are not that different in occurrence, this year at least.

And like I said, PS4 over ten million people, XB1 just over five million. PSN will probably go down more due to much higher traffic.
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incendy35  +   241d ago
Obviously they should, if there is a problem. At the moment there is only one network that is causing me issues and it has been causing me issues very often lately.
Death  +   241d ago
First off, Live hasn't gone down as much. Is it down today? Was it down for the same amount as PSN during the attack? Both networks were hit, one knocked out and one mildly annoying. PSN has never been as stable as Live, but it was free. The free version is still more stable than the paid version which really says alot.

Sony has sold over 10 million PS4's which is incredible, however it's not like they sold 10 million over night. Sony has had more than enough time to take note of the sales trends and make adjustments. Perhaps they should use their resources on making a stable online service instead of focusing on their pay to play rental service and VR initiative if money is tight.
gootimes  +   241d ago
OK another comparison.

Destiny beta was on both systems, took one down for hours (xbl) and was ok on the other (PSN)

Plus PSN had FAR more players playing it, to me that says more stable.

"The free version is still more stable than the paid version which really says alot."

Yes it does say a lot, it says this is likely just a bug and technical issue.

Both XBL and PSN were attacked by hackers, but you can't necessarily judge security by a DDOS attack, it could be likely though that XBL does have better security measures for it, which Sony may or may not want to implement. Sony is also adding more servers.

In regards to server structure and security 10 million customers this fast is over night.

"Perhaps they should use their resources on making a stable online service instead of focusing on their pay to play rental service and VR initiative if money is tight."

Hence their purchase of Openstack.

Money isn't so tight when you have the hot product...
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andibandit  +   241d ago

"PS4 over ten million people, XB1 just over five million. PSN will probably go down more due to much higher traffic."

seriously, PS3 has like 70million+ units sold and I dont remember there being so many problems as there is now...but yeah keep blaming every problem based on that 5 million gap....
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Bubbamilk  +   241d ago
I guess I i will be playing black ops 2 and Mario kart 8 then. It wouldn't be so bad if the rep wouldn't have made such a big deal to me when I bought the ps4. Sure I know it's just them trying to get more money with the ps+ but I wasn't even worried about the extra money my mind was made up. Don't tell me all this political bs like ps+ costs money to make the network more secure. I knew it was a lie then and I know now. I just wanted to play online with my ps4.

The money is whatever gaming can be expensive, we all know that, but the lying bothers me. Just one of those things in life that u can't change so no use trying, but It doesn't sit right in my gut.

Thank god I got free online that's works on my wii u. Was really looking forward to that conquest tho
vikingland1  +   241d ago
I was playing Diablo online and I stopped to run to the store. So I turned my ps4 off. When I got back home to play again I couldn't log on to PSN. But my son was still playing Diablo and we live in the same house. So if you're logged in don't log out.
Majin-vegeta  +   241d ago
Yea it's back up.
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