From PlayStation Blog EU twitter: We're aware that PSN is currently unavailable and working with the technicians to find out when it will be restored. Apologies.
New update: PSN is back up now.
i live in ireland and it works for me
Interesting. I live in England and it's not working. I get the 8002A548 error. I even tried my US and Japanese accounts.
The only trouble I've got is trying to answer to a friend request
goddamit I signed out just to test it and can't sign in back again....
I was playing GT5, very annoying.
Could the new firmware have something to do with it?
:| really?? This is becoming a habit with PSN, funny how it barely went down and was stable first few years and now its down quite often.
down quite often ? how much is quite often ? because its rarely down for me last time it was down for me was during the outage ..
@whitto Are you insane? It's not down often, it was down a long time awhile back thanks to some 14 year old retards on a bandwagon. Usual maintenance doesn't last that long or even many hours. And in my opinion regular maintenance of a service to make sure everything is ok is a good thing to me. Like what you should do on a car.
^^ Well it feels like it has been down alot this past year, yes I understand being down for a month because of hacking, but it has been down several times since then for atleast a day at a time due to "scheduled maintenance". I mean I remember it coming back online for a week after hack, then going back down again for a day or so, then coming back online then week later offline for maintenance again, I mean, get your s**t together haha. When XBL has maintenance does their entire network go down and if so how long for? Just curious btw. I get there are millions on PSN now and it is free, It is just annoying that the network seems less reliable than it was the first few years... I remember telling all my m8s that even though PSN is free, it is NEVER down and really stable & lag-free, that has gone the way of cross-game chat! hahah
I dunno what you're trying to say in that last part of your comment but I don't ever recall maintenance taking up an entire day (except when something bad happened). And if it has then it surely wasn't that much of a significant thing since i can't recall it at the top of my head (besides the hacking). I stand by what i say, regular maintenance is something that should considered a good thing. maintenance is the act of maintaining or something being maintained, like when you and a close individual maintain a good relationship through hanging out. Read all my comments, I've never called out XBL or PSN being down for maintenance. As for XBL, i wouldn't know but your good friend Google would have found that out for your in probably the same amount of time, or less, that it took for you to type that question. Uhm... should i laugh here? hahaha. there.
another reason that the ps3 is the inferior system. I don't recall the last outage on xbox live.... oh wait, that's because that didn't happen.
Does this seriously pass ass news here on N4G? @ itsallgud, By the time you haters were done reading the title, PSN was back up!
^^ yes maintenance is a good thing and is required, but PSN "maintenance" isn't that, it is the network going down/people unable to login in certain parts of the world, they find a solution then it is online in a few hours (usually) - that's NOT maintenance! Just like it happened today.. Also, it doesn't usually last 1 hour LOL (as you can see by today..), not being funny, but I can't believe when they actually schedule these things...which as I said seems quite often for the size of the maintenance - being from say 11.00-21:00 in my time zone, that to me is most of the day. O well, it is free, but that is not an excuse to deliver an inferior product... Also, if it wasn't for us "haters" @NathanExplosion, complaining etc, we probably wouldn't have half the features we do today, so take that as a good thing. Why would you want to hold Sony in low standards which would only get worse? Yes, you can thank the complainers for in-game XMB and Trophies and every other feature worth talking about..
Whoever posted this failed to acknowledge that it isn't a 100% outage, and seems to be focused on the european areas.
"Whoever posted this failed to acknowledge that it isn't a 100% outage, and seems to be focused on the european areas." I thought that was obvious since its coming Playstation Blog EU. EDIT: Yup, its down for me as well. I live in NY.
Well it is the European PS Blog twitter. I would put a update saying that it only affects european areas but some people from outside the EU are having problems.
It's down in Toronto! Weird because I just updated and when the PS3 came back, it signed out immediately! Guess updates are on a different network!
I'm in Thunder Bay and I'm signed in, but my brother who lives in the same house can't log in >.>
I live in Ohio and it's out here as well.
I never experienced any downtime at all today when I was on the PSN. *Lives in L.A.*
omg im in the united states and I'm also getting a error to sign in if its another hack attack I'm gonna shoot myself
If it's another hack attack, I'll play the plethora of single player games I have in my backlog and patiently wait for Welcome Back Package #2 :)
i like that idea logic wins, maybe i can finally finish dead space 2 revelation
@logicwins Welcome Back Package #2 LOL! HAHAHA
yeah i need some more free games, so please hackers ?
@ miDnIghtEr i recall people who didn't want to pay for xbox live made a new account monthly just to get a free month so yea no wonder its so high, it goes both ways on both systems
I don't know! I'm getting spam Emails and I don't remember if I gave them my phone number, but all of a sudden I'm getting calls from telemarketers! It sucks, because I think I got a drug dealers old phone number and people finally stopped calling me just recently! I barely play those games they gave me and they weren't worth the trouble!
I decided to get a good single player game during the last outage, so I picked up infamous. :/ I was kinda annoyed that I could have gotten it for free.
ZOMG PSN is down in some regions! Hackerz!!! Glad to see people are not overreacting. /s
@cpayne But, it was good wasn't it? Unless you paid full retail, then you still made a good decision, and got 2 other games for free.
It's fully working for me??!
Just signed in to PSN right now just fine. about to check and see if I can get into uncharted 2 multiplayer EDIT; yep, works just fine. plenty of other people playing.
I had a issue like 8ish hrs ago i rest my modem it fixed the issue after being on netflix and idle i logged off a hr ago so i just tried to sighn amd got a error code allwell there probibly doing background stuff. Oh crap right its sony OMG THEY GOT HAXXXXED NO WAIT IS A RANDOM TERORIST GROUP THEY BLEW UP THE SERVERS fn flame articles why not bash m$ for once f me.
mine seems to be workin only on certain accounts. So dont think its as serious as ppl make it out to be.
It work for me ....and I live in crappy dumb GA. ****A disagree from a re***d ..... So it don't work for me? You sure about that invisible cowardly ghost?
live in united states work fine for me, downloaded RATCHET AN CLANK all 4 one demo.
I can sign in by using my primary asia account, but my friend is nowhere to be seen.. I dunno, maybe its late here, 2 a.m..
wtf im online right now on the psn...im on this site using my ps3 right now....works fine for me...
the web browser is not apart of psn the stores etc account setting etc are
Was just about to post that. The Internet Browser on the PS3 has nothing to do with PSN.
LOL I KNOW...i mean im online the PSN RIGHT NOW...i'm downloading reesident evil 4 RIGHT NOW
oohhh......crap mines down now got got signed out like 40min ago.......lucky my resi4 finished downloading time to play dat
You don't have to be logged in to download something that was already on the downloading list, I was able to download fancy pants after the big outage.
i live in Saudi Arabia and am using the US account and it is not working?
IT be Those Damn haCKERz.
livein the US and it was down about 20 min ago
This is creepy. I managed to sign in, but no one's around.
u online ? i cant sign in
I'm currently in, but it feels so empty. Friends list is at 0, it's freaky.
My friends list is always at 0 http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/st...
Like the Omega man of PSN.
Weird, I was playing Black Ops on my US Account a couple of hours ago, but couldn't sign into my UK (EU) account, hopefully this will be sorted out before Battlefield 3's beta, you never know for how long this is going to run, and how far this will spread out of Europe.
Not working in so cal ah well just whne i get a chance to go online its broken go figuire
I am playing Blac Ops online just right now... live in Latvia (registered as Finland!) cant register my real country in PSN.. :(
"What? PSN has been down for 20 minutes? Must be teh haxx0rz!1!1! LULZ Teim 2 play Geeerz treeeee ON MUH ECKZ BAUHKS" Calm down haters, server maintenance ain't an issue.
Not maintenance, or there would have been a notice. Probably something silly as usual, be fixed in no time. It'll be fine later so your right about people needing to calm down.
Hopefully it's not been hacked again... :(
lol @ your disagree xD
Lmao. Someone clearly has been waiting for the psn to be hacked again so they can come and troll everyone :D
if its hacked im trading in my ps3 and focusing on xbox live. yeeeeeeeeahhhhh i totally mean that n4g.
omg psn is down for a few mins ill have to sell my ps3 and buy an xbox 360 yeah right!
thats why you buy both systems.
California USA is down as of right now
Maybe they popped a server when updating the store... :P
On the logical side; update 3.72 was just released a little while ago and it boasted "improved network stability". What we might be experiencing now is just glitch in the new firmware.
You are the truth.
Kinda embarrasing one if meant to make psn more stable.