PlayStation Network Maintenance 1/17 - 1/19 - PSN Outage Extended

IGN Writes: EVENING UPDATE: Oh, dear. The PlayStation Network maintenance that was supposed to end Thursday evening but was extended to Friday morning and then extended to Friday night has now been extended to early Saturday morning. The official PlayStation Knowledge Center is now saying the maintenance that's keeping all users from the PlayStation Store and some users from logging into the PlayStation Network at all has been extended to Saturday 2 a.m. Pacific / 5 a.m. Eastern. We'll keep you updated if that changes.

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Godchild10203174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

At least they are keeping us updated on the situation.

rogimusprime3174d ago

Here we go again!!!! Why is it that this crap always happens during the weekend when I am off of work!?!?! Why not start maintenance on a Tuesday. Tuesday sucks anyway, right?

MmaFan-Qc3174d ago

...then the guy flip the table and walk off!

Godchild10203174d ago

Tuesday and Wednesday are the worst days to do Maintenance on. That is when the store updates in NA and EU, respectively. I would take a Sunday to early morning Tuesday to get maintenance done, than any other day.

rogimusprime3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

Godchild, if the damn network is down, then no one is playing online. If no one is playing, no one is buying content from the store ANYWAY, so the piddly little updates could wait. I'm not really that upset, I was just looking forward to playing after a long week of actual WORK, so I'll just have to wait a bit.

TheGamerDood3174d ago

PSN is back up I can play online but still no access to the store. I played a few rounds of BlOPS2 and hit detection was much improved, wtf is up wit that?

trenso13173d ago (Edited 3173d ago )

What regions is this affecting? I've been able to sign in no problem for the past two days.

EDIT: I just checked and I have access to the store as well

slaton243173d ago

why not just play single player games...what did you gamers do before online gameplay

Elwenil3173d ago (Edited 3173d ago )

I'm confused. I played BF3 last night with a couple friends until 6AM EST. The night before my friends could not get online to play but I played for several hours. So is it only down at certain times or certain areas? You can check my Battlelog for proof. I also got the "Gunship" and "Offroad" trophies last night which should be dated as well.

Godchild10203173d ago

I was never bother by the store or the network going down for Maintenance. I used the time to do other things and catch up on some school, some work related things, Talk with the family and catch up with friends.

(Generally speaking)I'm just saying if you purchase items from the store, you wouldn't like for them to do maintenance on the Network at that time.

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blitz06233174d ago

The worst part of this is not the maintenance itself but all the annoying whining, complaining and "Sony is doomed again" crap I see

brish3174d ago

Hmm, I just logged out of psn. I was playing dark souls and everything was working fine for me.

Maybe it's a local thing? I'm in Canada.

kreate3174d ago

its only in europe. everywhere else works fine.
it's probably not even all of europe but just certain parts.

ive been logging in and out of psn all day. yesterday too.

this psn is down thing is blown out of proportion since the title doesnt include:

"psn down in certain region"

makes it sound like its a universal problem.

DragonKnight3173d ago

I'm in Canada too. Was there recently an update to the store because I'm downloading a 26MB update right now. I have no PSN access issues at all.

TheFreak3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

I was suddenly able to sign in.

TheFreak3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

I have read that if you go to settings > system update > let it update , and restart your console PSN will work.

I have no idea if this works or if it will brick your console or something so I don't know if it's a wise thing to do.

BrunoM3174d ago

Psn as in online play has been up for 4 hours now been playing black ops 2 the psn store is down tho ...

Kinda sad ppl don't check even ign .. In any case if any one wants to play online the online play part of the Playstation network is working see u guys online

Liefx3174d ago

I'm confused.... I have had no issues with PSN for the past few days :S

FunAndGun3174d ago

It depends if you have signed into PSN before the maintenance started. From the Playstation support:

"If you have signed in to PSN within 5 days prior to the start of maintenance (meaning: any time since January 12), you MAY be able to play games online and enjoy apps such as Netflix, HULU Plus and Music Unlimited during this maintenance period.

But even if that is the case, it still might not have worked for every person logged on before the maintenance started. You obviously have logged on before the maintenance and have not been affected. :)

Avernus3173d ago

Not really. I play everyday, and I was still unable to log in. I had some friends who were able to, and some couldn't, even though we played within 24 hrs of the maintenance period.

otherZinc3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

You must be kidding. This isn't acceptable at all. Why cant SONY use some of that PSN+ Money? You know, the same way M$ used some of its XBOX Live money to make Forward Unto Dawn, at the cost of $11+ Million; that they gave us for FREE!

You referenced my kids shouldn't be looking forward to playing games because they were off from school...on a similar thread:

Listen: as long as my son & daughter "STAY" on the honor roll and dont have homework, basketball, softball, baseball, band, track, volleyball, tennis, or football practices; They can do what they like...they've earned it by handling their job (Academics, & Academic Activities)!

Kids here have a 4 day weekend due to the end of the marking period. They should be able to play online, my kids are playing with friends and teammates on Live right now. PSN members should be doing the same with a 4 day weekend if they like.

sarshelyam3174d ago

I've been playing online since the maintenance started. They submitted a Maintenance Warning on the Blog earlier in the week noting that if you log into your PSN account within so many hours prior to the maintenance, you would stay logged in.

I understand it's an inconvenience, but it's a minor one at that. Had you read the instructions prior, we wouldn't even be debating this.

Online right now, played Borderlands the last three problems at all.

1Victor3173d ago

I might be lucky when I returned home yesterday evening my nephew was playing starhawk and he hasn't called me @ work today with any problem so far.BTW I live in NYC don't know about the rest of the world

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smashcrashbash3174d ago

Well that is no shock.I mean when you do maintenance there is always a chance that you might actually find something that needs to be fixed

LOGICWINS3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

Has anyone else had issues with their USB headsets(particularly the Pulse Wireless Headsets)? They were working fine for two weeks but mysteriously stopped working Thursday afternoon, during the maintenance.

I've found other people with the same issue...during the same time period.

LOGICWINS3174d ago

Disregard this...just found the problem :) As far as the maintenance, I'm good. Alternating between Darksiders and Yakuza 4. I heard great things about Darksiders, but I didn't think it would be this good!

brish3174d ago

Darksiders II is better than Darksiders! ... and Darksiders is really good!

Skate-AK3174d ago

I agree with that other dude. Darksiders is awesome but 2 is even better.

DragonKnight3173d ago

No way is Darksiders 2 better. It does away with dash, and block. War is a better character than Death. Ruin is a much more epic mount. Better weapons in the first game too. Better enemies and villains. Samael had a more prominent roll. And let's not forget Mark Hamil as the Watcher.

Optical_Matrix3174d ago

I don't understand what's going on. I've not had a single problem getting onto PSN today. Played Battlefield 3 for a couple of hours and it didn't sign off at all. I'm in Europe by the way, specifically the UK. A couple of my friends here have had problems though.

I'm genuinely confused.

Outside_ofthe_Box3174d ago

The title is a bit misleading. I was confused as well. It's not really an "outage." You can sign in and play online, but can't access PS Store and Account Management. Some people can't sign in online though because they didn't login between Tuesday and the day of the maintenance.

hawkeyejonjon3174d ago

I signed in on tuesday, wednesday, thursday morning at 2am and i couldn't even sign in on thursday afternoon because it said it was undergoing maintenance which was weird.

Nes_Daze3174d ago

No problem here, and I've been playing for a while as well.

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