Submitted by Smurf1 241d ago | news

Minecraft launch causes PSN errors, Sony responds

PSN is not functioning properly right now and according to Sony it has to do with the Minecraft launch. (Minecraft, PS4)

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LordMe  +   241d ago
It's showing the game as $20 for me, even though I got the PS3 version... Anyone else having this issue?
Snookies12  +   241d ago
I'm sure once this issue gets resolved, it should be reduced price for any that bought the PS3 one.
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LordMe  +   241d ago
That's what I was assuming. Figured I'd just wait and see, off to play Mount & Blade for abit!
DeathOfTheFanBoy   241d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(15)
Soldierone  +   241d ago
I had the issue too. If you use your computer and just go to the store via internet then it will be listed as 4.99.

I can't figure out how to get the texture packs or game saves to transfer though. I have my saves in the cloud yet it says nothing is there. Texture packs won't download to Ps4 either. :/
PsylentKiller  +   240d ago
I had the same problem. I called customer service a few times and finally I got someone who could give me a clear solution. I was told to buy it at full price, call customer service back, and they would give me a full refund back to my PSN account. Once that was done, I was told to go to Minecraft on the PS3 and save to the cloud. After all that, the price for Minecraft on the PS4 would change to $5.

This was for the disc version, mind you. I also have yet to do anything with the PS3 version as I am waiting for the money to go back into my account. It should take 3-5 business days. In the meantime, I still have full access to Minecraft.

I wonder if I got the game for free.
Majin-vegeta  +   241d ago
The only person that I can see being happy is notch >_>/Since everyone is buying his game
miyamoto  +   241d ago
Sony is happy too because of licensing and of course sales.

I am happy too because I will get my PS Vita version FREE thanks to my PS THREE.

because I'm HAPPEE!

Maybe PSN is overloaded with traffic??
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rmw2hot87  +   241d ago
I don't think PSN servers will be able to handle Destiny's launch either. We'll see what happens tuesday.
InTheZoneAC  +   241d ago
it's too bad people don't buy games based on what they bring to the table
Spinal  +   241d ago
Destiny brings a lot to my table which consists of Fun Gameplay. Everything I want from a game.

But people who buy a game based on hype alone and haven't played or liked gameplay they've seen are completely idiotic.
mr233  +   241d ago
My bubbles are going to take a hit for this, but I agree. When I tried to watch the E3 presentation on PS4, the network crashed over and over. When Destiny came out, we all saw what happened that day. That's when I decided to go with the Bone version. (Even giving up the exclusive content.)
RadioActiveTwinky  +   241d ago
You must of not played the bone beta because when I did I had more problems with that version then the ps4 version. I honestly don't know why but I sure as hell did. I even had character file deletion on the bone. Again it was a beta so im not making a purchasing decision based on that.

I went with ps4 because I had more friends on that system then I do on the bone. Plus the extra content for me is a bonus and not the incentive.
k3rn3ll  +   241d ago
Didn't have any problems with the bone version. Only it would sat your file was corrupted but all you had to do is hit continue. Mind you this was with the destiny dload app not the xbox store. Because bungie is dumb
peshkavusCA  +   240d ago
lol you will get murdered. P.S. I will be getting this for PS4 so please don't shoot me PSfanboys please.
ShinMaster  +   241d ago
They handled both Betas just fine.
XBL on the other hand...
DarkZane  +   241d ago
PSN was fine during the beta. In fact, it's Xbox Live that crashed.

Don't assume PSN or XBL will work on launch day. When has a big multiplayer game like this launched and servers held up?

Diablo 3, battle.net crashed, SimCity servers went to hell too, even FFXIV had tons of problems at launch.

This game will have problems too. The stress test they did with the beta doesn't really mean much considering a lot more people will actually buy the game.
Redgehammer  +   240d ago
II guess it depends on where you live, because XBL is up for me 99 %, and I'm online a minimum 15 hours a day. I've been a member since 2007, and I would rate the service superlative. Elements of XBL might go down occasionally, but very rarely the entire service, in my experience.
Cobra951  +   240d ago
Similar experience here, Redgehammer. I've been on XBL since late '06. The outages and other problems over nearly 8 years were so few that I hardly remember them. Considering how much digital and online mean these days, even for single-player experiences, I just can't dismiss the nonsense going on lately with PSN. Sony must improve their infrastructure demonstrably, or I'm afraid I won't be able to join them, when I finally make my move to the new gen.
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Salooh  +   241d ago
Already pre ordered it . So it may not happen to it . Minecraft released as a surprise so it's normal to see huge amount of people to buy it at the same time. But still , they need to evolve psn since we are paying for it. I don't think anyone would deny this idea. Same goes for Live.
FanboyKilla  +   241d ago
I seriously doubt it has anything to do with minecrft. Just a pr cover up. Didnt have an issue with destiny beta. How does minecraft bring you to your knees?

And yes you would be bashing xone if it was them. Lmfao, who you think you fooling? Look at you, bbbut xbl goes down all the time. If i was a psn faithful, i would hide my face when someone mentioned xbl, not bring it into the argument. Lol

Like wtf. How you gone down talk xbl, when its up and running, with its customers enjoying minecraft and the rest of their games? While you wait on sony to figure out wtf is going on, you say ahhh its nothing. Then you come here and hate on the console thats up and running. Lmfao

Didnt we just get a "update" to help "stability"? Then 3 days later, error error error. Sony:"uhhh minecraft did it." Dont you check what YOU put on YOUR system?

I pay YOU! Its not a games fault that what i pay you for is in shambles. Its yours, and yours alone.

Ps fanboy rant in 3. 2. 1.

@gootimes actually i think psn and xbl have more users on them than just ps4 and xone. Nice try. No, really it wasnt.
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Ksar  +   241d ago
Psn should be free.
brandonb21  +   241d ago
you are right im paying for a service that has been going down allot lately, but you sir need to go back into your cave your trolling every Sony article atm
GiggMan  +   241d ago
Hey I'm all for free who would disagree with that. Xbox Live (the one that started this all) should be free too.

Edit. And now it's working. They were just waiting on Ksar to complain.
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Death  +   241d ago
I have no problem paying for online gaming. $50 a year to have a seamless online experience is well worth it in my opinion. PSPlus is a game rental or subscription service. While it was implied that Sony was going to invest in the servers to make it more like Live, so far that isn't what has happened. The PS3's online service which is free has been more stable.
98xpresent  +   241d ago
That's why psn sucks

And yes I changed my comment
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gootimes  +   241d ago
It's funny how nobody complained like this with the Destiny beta causing hours of outages on XB1, it didn't even have much of a problem on PSN.

But PSN goes down and it is garbage, and XBL is seamless, and Sony needs to invest!! funny.

Sony is investing actually, openstack. And XBL only has to handle 5 mil people, PSN has to handle 10 million, with huge growth monthly, that means you can actually find people online to play with also...
rebeljoe14  +   241d ago
It is free you tard, it's PS+ that cost money
bub16  +   241d ago
Then why do you pay to play online? Can you provide evidence of Sony saying this. I heard it was to improve server cos other shiZ
SlyFoxC  +   241d ago
@bub16 all free to play online games do not require PS+ to play online. Just a side note.
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   241d ago
all online gaming services should be free.
BX81  +   241d ago
Lol 14 people disagreed? Last gen it was a blessing to be free this gen hells no we don't want it free. Lmao
BlackWolf12  +   241d ago
Any issues stemming from PSN's quality is BECAUSE it has been free for the past 10 years.

"Oh this service is terrible, it should be given for free! That will definitely make the quality better!"

illogical statement #1
MetaReapre  +   240d ago
I agree. Ps3's online play was free so I don't think ps+ should have been necessary. Now regardless of this I was a ps+ member prior to the ps4 came out because I liked the free game system and is a good deal, however not all people would see it that way and want to pay for it.
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dizeestl  +   241d ago
so what exactly does sony do with the money they charge to play online with the ps4 cause it clearly isnt being put back into stable servers.
gamerfan0909  +   241d ago
PSN has always been garbage. I can't stand it at all on PS3. I've heard it's better on PS4, though.
caseh  +   241d ago
PSN was actually far better on PS3 prior to the PS4 launch. It's been pretty bad to date, any big release or maintenance window causes a severe impact these days.
InTheZoneAC  +   241d ago
minecraft's on ps4? I thought yesterday they said it was delayed...
CorndogBurglar  +   241d ago
People misread that. It was only delayed for a day. They eveb confirmed yesterday that it would be released today.

People saw the word DELAYED and freaked out and didn't bother to look into the story any more.

I'm not saying you, i'm talkint about these "journalists" that reported those tweets incorrectly.
fhizikz  +   241d ago
It jus started working for me
Kayant  +   241d ago
Really though Sony really need to work more on their backend and have better digital management as these issues seem to be happening more often.

Destiny should be interesting to see if similar issues come up.
Majin-vegeta  +   241d ago
Just logged back on people should try it now.
Eonjay  +   241d ago
Thanks, Yeah me too.
gangsta_red  +   241d ago
Wow, if PSN goes down for Minecraft imagine what will happen when that new CoD hits!
SlyFoxC  +   241d ago
So i would just like to say i made the "gangsta_green" N4G profile...said one comment and then got the GG profile ban. I really hope you had nothing to do with that gangsta_red...
gangsta_red  +   241d ago
I have no idea about that as I would have welcomed another gangsta to N4G.
Artista  +   241d ago
SlyFoxC  +   240d ago
why must you laugh at my misfortune
hiredhelp  +   241d ago
wow psn sucks , psn should be free hey heres a idea when "The cloud" crashes ok the X Fans start complaining maybe Sony Fans give you same lame comments..
Why people feel need troll i do not know.
roland82  +   241d ago
I was under the impression that since it cost money to play on the psn that it would be stable. Also why does it go down for maintenance yet still have these problems
Quicktim3  +   241d ago
ever since the ddos attack now every psn outage is goin to be put on scrutiny.

not really warranted but i guess it does get annoying for people.
Masterh0ppa  +   241d ago
Psn is bad really bad. Unacceptable!
wynams  +   241d ago
how do we know the cause was Minecraft? or just another a*hat on the interwebs digging up stuff from his/her arse?
KirbysDump  +   241d ago
Building blocks puts a wall in the PCI Bus and causes an algorhytems to the value of -1. You need to log out and log in again and should be fine
Spid3r6  +   241d ago
This does not look good for SONY, specially on DESTINY Month!!
TheTwelve  +   241d ago
Destiny is going to be CRUSH PSN for awhile. >_>
MCTJim  +   241d ago
Since I already own this on xbox 360, I'm opting for the X1 version. My psn is not down as I can still sign in
CocoWolfie  +   241d ago
thats actually kinda cool though.. like it shows people still buy games and that amount can even overload a network :')
ReLLiK  +   241d ago
It seems to be a recurring theme that when a game launches on the PSN it has a problem day 1. This is about the third game I've heard that didn't release right on launch day. I'm nervous to pre order destiny on pan cause I have a feeling that might have the same problem.
Dynasty2021  +   241d ago
"Consoles are plug and play. They always work unlike PCs"

Yeah right.
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jnemesh  +   241d ago
Its back up guys, so the haters can go back under the bridge now.
PiperMCFierceson  +   241d ago
I'm not trying to sound like a troll of a fanboy but I don't understand why minecraft is giving all consoles so much trouble , like I didn't play it when it released for PC but since it's arrival on it's first console it seems they have a hard time processing it . Could it be dev ignorance to consoles ? Or it's just too demanding ?
immabadguy  +   241d ago
It's not the game itself, it's just all the people trying to get onto the game at once that's crashing the PSN servers.
mogwaii  +   241d ago
Who cares, its the most over hyped, biggest waste of time, rubbish game out there, cant stand it.
Einhert  +   241d ago
Imagine paying to play online on these servers.....

lol what are you paying for?
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OfficerDewey  +   241d ago
Troll harder. I had no downtime at all today, so it was just minecraft players. I've been on PvZ and Tlou Online since 9 am and got off at around 3pm .. No crash or downtime here.
CuddlyREDRUM  +   241d ago
I just tried buying Minecraft PS4 and it didn't register, but it took my money. Great.
BlackWolf12  +   241d ago
I really don't think that this is happening because of server load. I really really don't.

The PSN servers could handle the Destiny Alpha and Beta's without issues. It has handled the countless game launches since November.

It is pretty hilarious though that everyone has jumped on the Sony hate wagon and the PSN hate wagon so quickly. It's really pathetic.

And the people saying "PSN SHOULD BE FREE!!!!" you have to be the dumbest people I have ever seen in my life. Even IF the PSN couldn't handle the load (doubtful that's the case) then how could it being free possibly help that? Hey, let's take money AWAY from making the service better, that will definitely make the service better right? Absolute imbeciles.

EDIT: So these issues are only affecting the NA PSN. So yeah, more than likely isn't a server load issue.
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