Sony just announced that the PSN is finally getting back online after a second extended outage and a brief period online following Christmas' blackout.
Lame that the two services were down :(
Somehow I was able to get online on PSN on the 25th in the evening and even uploaded a couple of gameplay videos just fine. Then I wasn't able to get on again the next day. However I've been on all day today.
Greatness is coming back!
Geez 3 day outage. At least when xbox live went down it only went down for maybe 1 hour at most.
Live was down for roughly 24 hours, but I agree that Sony's downtime is ridiculous.
It wasn't ever completely down. It was very patchy
@thecowsaysmoo Hey dumba$$, where are you in this current article?? http://n4g.com/news/1645378...
Hey there fanBOY, XBL live was NEVER DOWN. SOME people had issues SOME, try reading. I had zero problems ZERO and that's the gods honest truth.
Shocker; this comment section is filled with trolls claiming that XBL was only down for 2 minutes and PSN hasn't worked for one minute since Christmas, despite both networks suffering very similar issues.
War never changes
@OB1Biker Calling it a war. People who owned either of the consoles getting screwed and troll still have to nerve to lie. What is there to gain when we all know both services are down.
Nobody is lying, you're in denial. I had zero problems through all this on XBL. I know it's hard for you to believe but it was never "down" except in the UK where it went "down" for an hour and a half. SOME PEOPLE had issues SOME could not sign in, SOME mp would not play and SOME apps did not work. That is the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me gawd..
wtf are you talking about with your one hour?dat blatant lie. http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo... http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo... http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo... lol again, more like 3days.
Thanks for not trolling like some of these silly people. As player we need to inform each other of the truth. We are paying for the service not trolls.
you gotta realize, people have different experiences with the network. some people have it down for a few hours and others for more. My XBL was down for about 6 hrs, that doesn't mean that XBL was fixed 100%. Regardless It's annoying to have to deal with this downtime especially during the holidays.
Thank you. People dont realize that everyone gets effected differently. There were people on both PSN and XBL that never even lost connectivity. While people like me couldn't log in to PSN for 2 full days. Not to mention the people in between who just had sporadic access. I laughed at all the comments over the past few days of some people calling the articles B.S. because they were playing at that moment. It just goes to show the ignorance of some commentors.
MY Xbl was NEVER DOWN. Calling people trolls is asinine, XBL has many, many regions and servers all over the world, I doubt you could attack them all at once. I'm no troll and I have no reason to lie, I hate fanBOYs, I think they are bad for gaming. Some people had problems, SOME not all.
1 hour? Who brainwashed you into thinking that? Micro$oft?
love that you get down vote for telling the truth , my psn and live were both down when i got home home work on dec 24 at 4pm (how long they were out before that during the day i have no idea) live went back up about 9pm dec 24 , my psn finally came back this morning dec 28 (or sometime thru the night) . now if these fanboys want to deny this fine , but sony really needs to do more to improve their network .
@bleedsoe9mmm "...these fanboys...." You're calling out fanboys is very funny. Have you read you comment history? You're the definition of a fanboy. The difference between you and greenpowerz is that you try to be a stealthy troll.
@kayoss if owning all the consoles and not caring what name is on the console i'm playing makes me a fanboy then i'm guilty . pretending xbl and psn bounced back exactly the same from the christmas attack does make you a fanboy . see we both can read comment histories .
Mine is still down (PS4, haven't bothered with PS3). Weirdly, my Vita works great.
It seemed it was down for me this morning but all I had to do was go into the sign in part and it worked, it wouldnt sign in by itself , maybe give that a go.
I tried logging in manually like a hundred times and never got in. Just goes to show that everyone's experiences were different.
Ps3 was down too (at least for me), mr president
Maybe just try again, due to the sudden spike in traffic with millions of new users downloading firmware and their initial offering of free PS+ games all at the same time. It was up yesterday for me, and I'm still able to log in today with no problems. Either it's bad luck or I'm thinking some people just like to make more of this than it is.
Mine is down, this is crazy.
sony needs to work harder with PSN, i can understand DDOS attack, but lizard squad claimed that they hack PSN and made destiny FREE !!! this is a serious problem ((((if)))) that happened.............
Not sure where you're going with that, but that's just ridiculous.
lizard squad address and info from Anon http://pastebin.com/gDixj03... Apparently its a group of kids from Toronto...
Oh that's lame... Lol.. /hangs head in shame of his hometown
London UK not working for me since crimbo day getting a little bored of hearing it's all working fine etc etc less talkie more workie
I'm in the UK and my Vita has been OK. Synched trophies an hour ago and was playing LBP online fine yesterday.
Same me.Here in London no connection since Christmas.WTF?
My family are in stevenage and 2 of them have ps4s, I have been playing with them most of the day. Maybe try signing in manually that worked for them and me.
Tried everything restoring router,restore licences, signing out and back in, turning off console and back on again nothing is working
Have you tried redoing the network settings on the ps4. Usually that works.
I've had no PS3 issues. The PS4 has been sporadic for me.
I noticed the same thing the day of the attack. I actually log on the PSN without any trouble on PS3 to download a game. I had no issues. Then turn on my PS4 to check out some games. When I didn't got the connexion, I thought it there was a problem with my connexion and the PS4. The servers used for PS3 and PS4 must be different in some level. Sony should work around those differences to make PSN full-proof against DDOS attacks.
cant fully protect against DDOS attacks.
Play sells now, the xboxlive just went down one day. I bought the ps4 for my kids and it haven't been possible even to sign in. The reason I bought first the XONE is because I almost only play online and I wasn't wrong about it.
Ethier PSN and XBL is working for me. But I'm having problems playing Fifa ultimate team. I'm always losing connection to the servers. Not sure if that is related.
Got on briefly earlier, seems like everyone bought GTA5 or Far Cry 4 this Christmas, it's unreal!
Both xbl and psn work fine now!! (((For me)))
XBL been fine since Boxing Day afternoon for me. PSN has been up for the odd hour here and there but that's all.
good to hear
I was finally able to log in last night on PlayStation 4 . I haven't tried it this morning. Glad I was finally able to do my roster update on Madden 15 and now I won't have to sit through long loading g screen of Farcry 4 and DA:I trying to connect to servers.
I was able to log into psn last night and an hour ago. Was finally able to set up my ps tv and start downloading games for it.
Still not working for me yet. I'm not complaining though. It gave me a reason to play through COD:AW again and earn the platinum trophy. Plus I still have some side missions to complete in DA:Inquisition. Hope it works today though... I want to wreck some Christmas newbs online.
Back to work tomorrow. PSN has been down for my entire time off!
Same for me. This is some major bullsh1t. I freaking hate you Lizard Squad.
same here, spent Christmas eve and day with the family then took 2 vacation days to extend my holiday 2 days past Christmas for some game time... then this happened
This is total bs
Sony really need to strengthen their network. I could have sworn we started paying for PS Plus so these sorts of things don't happen. Get it together Sony.
DDOS attacks are near impossible to prevent.you can only patch over a fix to open up network bandwidth. The only network immune to these attacks would be maybe the department of defense because they have billion dollar federal budgets.
Was able to get on for bout 30 min and update my save on the cloud, got kicked off the network right after.. Think I might have over loaded it..
Still not able to connect to psn.
I am still unable to connect
Yeah right i still cant connect to PSn its been 4 effin days , this is ridiculous My neighbor has the xbox1 and on the first 2 days he was unable to play at times but it would go back up at times Me not a single minute since Xmas Will most definitely trade my ps4 for an xbox 1 if this continues to happen in the future Playtime>graphics
People cry over tge simplest things
For everyone here who says they still can't connect, try this. On your PS4 go to...__.Settings----Network--- -Set up Internet Connection. Leave all settings as they are EXCEPT the MTU setting, choose Manual and change it from 1500 to 1473. Run a connection test and it should connect. It worked for me as well as pretty much everyone else who's tried it. This morning I tried changing it back to the default 1500 to see what would happen , and I couldn't connect. Changed it back to 1473 and connected instantly. I've kept a solid, stable connection since doing this yesterday evening. Figured this may help anyone who may still be having issues connecting.
It freaking worked!!! How in the world did you figure this out?
I can't take credit for it. Someone on Twitter posted this yesterday and before long it was everywhere on there. Seemed to work for everyone else, so I figured might as well try it and it worked first try. Don't know who gets credit for finding this , but I've just been passing it on hoping it helps anyone who may still be having issues connecting. Glad it worked for ya.
Nice find :)
Thank you for passing on the fix. Please excuse my poor manners for not thanking you yesterday. It worked on my son's PS4 as well.
PS3 fine. PS app fine. PS Store sporadic. PS4 natta. And that MTU tip doesn't work either. Sony, get your act together will you?
i got mine to work by manually setting up my network connection as follows: primary dns: 22.214.171.124 secondary dns: 126.96.36.199 mtu: 1473 just skip through the first menu of values until you reach the actual screen that only asks for the two "dns" values. the "mtu" screen will be after that, and after you enter the values i listed it should connect~ i've been offline on my ps4 for 3 days now and this actually worked~
I'll give this a shot. Thanks.
I was just wanting to hit the flash sale, luckily it came back up before it was over.