At 10am PT/1pm ET, Sony updated their PlayStation Network Status Page to reveal that the PSN is down on PlayStation 4, with issues affecting Gaming and Social and the PlayStation Store. - PSLS
Working fine for me in the UK. I guess this is just in the US as I've just got Styx and Rocket League from the store and they’re downloading as I type.
I'm in Holland and PSN has been down for me for a few hours now... which is very annoying cause many game pretty much demand an online connection to run properly, or at all.
Yeah same here, I wouldn't mind server downtimes if I could at least access my digital games offline. As it is now, my PS4 is merely more than a pretty looking brick :(
Why are your digital games not working? As long as your ps4 is activated you should have access. All my games are digital and I'm never connected and they all work fine.
Me and a handful of ppl have been saying PS4 is every bit the online heavy console as X1. Its passive aggressive DRM always online its both Sony and MS taking away half our features in these consoles when offline, clearly I been saying that in the pass 2 years. Both are near useless bricks when they're offline. VS PS3 and 360 where you can still access 80% of the features when they're offline. Its surpring some of yall are JUST NOW getting it. Whenever PS5 and Xbox Infinite release they are gonna be always online. No amount of whining, petitioning and crying will convince either company to change that either. I don't fully agree but its realistic, highly realistic. And hopefully both companies come harder on their online infrastructures to keep their services online ALL THE TIME.
@Bloodborn and @AngeliceIceDiamond I don't get it why people complain about DRM on PS4 and that it doesn't work when you can't go online, it's nonsense, it does work when you activate your PS4 as your primary PS4. What would you want them to do? No DRM at all whatsoever and let everyone and his donkey install any game on any PS4 so it would be possible to buy 1 copy and let 100s of people use that same 1 copy? If they allow that people will use it, simple, and the game publishers will make less profit, make less games, etc., etc., etc. It makes sense that if your PS4 is not the primary machine for an account that is linked to the game you want to start that it demands you to log in and check if you're allowed to play it.
And it is back up and working fine now within a few hours. I am playing FFXIV at the moment. The July PS Plus free games are also now available on the store for download in the US. The show is over everyone. Back to your usual businesses. It was a just a maintenance for a few hours. Seriously, whenever PSN goes down, most of the people who are rioting and bashing do not even own a Playstation system.
Everyone's computer in the world is much closer to being "a useless brick" when it goes offline, thus how obvious it is that Ms naysayers aren't very smart about the future of computers, especially since similar was true about electrical power. Always online BSers appear as "retarded" (because they retard progress) as naysayers of electrical... "but my device becomes useless when the power goes out"... yeah, though more useless and fLAMER overall when STICKING with the pAS(S)t. To those that naysay DRM, enjoy your investment in discs when XO will eventually be able to automatically stream any game from anywhere in the world by simply walking up to a Ms device with "Hello"... any game, that is, other than those that require swapping discs. "Ms" naysayers always result in fLAMER.
I'm in the UK and its down for me, I can see my friends etc but most of the games i've brought I can't play, they have this padlock symbol next to them, tried restoring the licenses, "system error"
yet people are begging for a digital only future.
UK, been down for me too. Frustrating.....
Man don't you just hate DRM 😜
Bypass the locks by turning off your ps4 completely, turning it back on. Go straight to the game you want, but don't press up and look at online stuff. Just straight to your game and the lock should be gone temporarily enough just so you can start your game.
@spacedelete, its not digital problem. Its a Drm problem. Sony like their Drm just as much as MS
Activate your PS4 as your primary PS4 on your PSN account once it's back up and you will not have those locks again in the future...
playstation store is saying "under maintenance" but I can send/receive messages and play online games.
so? this means nothing. when they say that its under maintenance, something is being updated. it doesnt necessarily guarantee that the services are ALL going to be down at once, it just is a warning to let you know that things may go offline, and dont flood them with emails about it.
And yet Sony themselves say its effecting gaming, social & the ps store , so ok we'll take your word over theirs lol
that's right, mr krispy...you got me! I make it my lifes work to make false reports about psn...you seen right through me!!! and for those less intelligent folks - the above is sarcasm
No,i´m in Portugal and it´s been down for over 3 hours now...the log in works,friend list and whatnot,but i can´t play Destiny,the store and other´s services are down as well.
I love it when someone disagrees with me on a personal experience of mine,as if that someone was right here next to me confirming that im wrong on whats happening on my own playstation,on my own tv.the idiocity of some of this site users is unbelivable.
Let's do a kickstarter to save the PSN http://store2.up-00.com/201...
No problems for me either in the U.S. I think there is a lot of trolling going on here. The outage does not seem to be as widespread as people are making it out to be.
defo working for me uk
Not working for me in Belgium.
UK not working for me. Shows friends online but can't get online on games.
Geez Sony, get your shit together!
they are. thats why theres maintenance. i swear sometimes....
Thanks Xbox hopefully you can push Sony in the right direction again.
You say that like both services haven't been down like crazy this gen.
Didn't hurt me cause I wasn't on yet today, I was doing other things. People to depended on the internet these day. Feel sorry for them when the apocalypse ever came.
as you type in a comment thread on a web page. #irony :)
People seem to not understand the meaning of the word irony anymore...
At least it's free... wait a minute...
I'm up in western US, Cal.
every week ....
not even close. It does happen too often though.
Yeah, it has been awhile before last week that it was down without it being maintenance but now it's 2 weeks in a row, sadly...
No it worked pretty smoothly the past couple of months.
I'm in oho and not one problem since the Christmas DDoS attacks. I would call BS last week and today if not for Sony themselves updating the status of the PSN.
Things were never like this last gen. Where's our PS+ money going to
Most likely for the "free" games.
We got way better games last gen onPS plus than now.
Uh... yeah they were. Where were you? PSN is in fact better than last generation, but it still needs improvements to prevent downtime. As time goes on, it's even more noticeable the downtimes as more things rely on it, even AC Unity.
I was with PSN since it launched in 2006. When PSN was completely free prior to 2010 it had nowhere near the connectivity issues it has these days.
PSN didn't really do much back than either though.
PSN did plenty of things back then that we take for granted now - Sold retail games digitally. - Day 1 digital program that started retail games to be released the same date digitally as it did physically. - Allowed for mods to be used. - Used local currency instead of a contrived Points system. - Did not lock basic features of the console behind a paywall. - Most first party titles used dedicated servers, even the console could become a dedicated server. - Streamed game content to another device over the Internet. Those are plenty of trends we see in modern gaming.
Much lower usage compared to now, fewer people played online and now its supporting PS3, PS4, Vita(lol ok a little right) and thats not even counting the amount of content there actually is there.
So you mean like Steam?
What's funny is that it was down a couple of days ago and I left a comment like this and I got a bunch of disagrees and had people making excuses for Sony. If it goes down once in the blue, cool. I expect issues to arise once in the blue. Nothing is perfect. I get that but this has been happening too frequently and it's getting ridiculous now. PSN is performing just asbad as it was when it was free. I just hope those people that were thumbing me down and making excuses are starting to realize that this is unacceptable now.
It's Sony.. It is God Send. Shhh. You are not allowed to complain about anything.
How about towards all the free games you've been playing. The only problem this gen are all the entitled gamers complaining about everything.
Entitled? Aren't they PAYING for the service? I mean if I pay you to let me play online and you cannot provide me with the service for 6 hours I am well within my rights to ask questions right?
I've had no trouble all day... Why do a feel a lot of these are someone had connection issues and automatically blame Sony. I've see similar complaints a lot in the past week but no one seems to have a problem.
When I go the PSN STore via browser right now, it just constantly loads as it tries to log in. PSN STatus page shows everything but Vue down. It's not connection issues.
"At 10am PT/1pm ET, Sony updated their PlayStation Network Status Page to reveal that the PSN is down on PlayStation 4, with issues affecting Gaming and Social and the PlayStation Store." It's right there... in the article.
Hell, go to the status page. https://status.playstation.... A few ago, the whole thing was red. "Gaming and Social Affected Platforms: PlayStation 4 Affected Services: You may be experiencing issues related to launching games, applications, and/or social features such as trophies, messaging, or friends list. We appreciate your patience while we address this. Status: Tuesday, July 7th 2015 12:30 pm PDT PlayStation®Now Affected Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Other Affected Services: You may be experiencing issues related to accessing content from PlayStation®Now. We appreciate your patience while we address this. Status: Tuesday, July 7th 2015 12:30 pm PDT PlayStation®Store Affected Platforms: PlayStation 4 Affected Services: You may be experiencing issues related to features on PlayStation®Store. We appreciate your patience while we address this. Status: Tuesday, July 7th 2015 12:30 pm PDT"
This is pretty ridiculous. This past week has been full of random outages. What gives Sony? There has to be something going on that we don't know about.
Let the conspiracies begin. Do you honestly think Sony is hiding something from you? It can't just be maintenance? Happens on the Xbone more than the PS4.
I never said Sony was hiding something from me or there was some conspiracy. If you think I'm implying there's some sort of hack then stop thinking that. I'm simply saying there was to be a good reason for the recent outages and Sony should probably explain.
You're correct that maintenance happens more on the xbox but not complete outages like this. Xbox Live being down hasn't caused me to not be able to play my digital games either. I feel for any gamer who can't play the games they've paid for. It's my biggest worry about being all digital with my games. *Knocks on wood
How does a 6 hour outage on PSN inspire you to talk about Xbox Live? Also, since when does xbox live go down for maintenance more often than PSN?
@ Killzoner Huh? Xbox has more UPDATES and does maintenance during late hours in regions around the world to not interfere with usage. I haven't had cable for 3 years and use live everyday for streaming and gaming and since christmas, I was down once for DDOS attacks. Since then, I have had no issues where I could not do anything. If netflix app has an issue, online gaming will still work and what not. Every normal gamer knows PSN has been down more this gen when it's mandatory to pay for then last gen.
The Playstation Network is the Playstation 4's Achilles heel.
It is most likely being caused by a rush for PS+ games.
I thought it was bad on the 3rd of july but now it's happening again 5 days later? Sony, FIX YOUR SHIT!!! It's already bad enough I have to pay for PSN just for it to still go down for no apparent reason but can you at least try to fix this? Say what you want about things like XBL and Steam but at least those services don't go down all the god damn time over stupid shit like this.
July 3rd? I live on PS4 and didn't have it go down july 3rd.