Xbox LIVE reportedly down, core services 'limited'

GameZone: "Microsoft has issued an Xbox LIVE service alert, notifying users that core services on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other Xbox devices are "limited." According to the update, Xbox members are having trouble signing in to Xbox LIVE and buying downloadable. The good news is that they are aware and working on a fix."

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XiSasukeUchiha2622d ago

This sucks, Xbox live breaking down impossible /s.

JorboTron2622d ago

MS really needs to stop copying Sony. First GWG, removing apps from behind a paywall, unbundling kinect and now this? I kid I kid

bigbic2621d ago

That was pretty good, lol.

choujij2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

lol XD

But seriously, what is causing XBL's issues? PSN's getting slammed with thousands of people trying to download and play the Destiny beta.

AngelicIceDiamond2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

@Jorbo Lol right.

@Choujij Umm nothing.

The service is simply experiencing problems it's coming back up soon.

Why o why2621d ago

Lol, minor. Sh#t happens.. fixed soon, tbone where are you

ITPython2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

I think we shall call tbone KoKo the Monkey from now on, and assign him the letters 00.

OT: Can't believe people pay for Live, isn't it supposed to be nearly invincible due to the Azure cloud stuff?

Man, can you imagine what would happen when millions of people are trying to access the cloud for playing their games and streaming heavy data 24/7? If XBL cannot even handle one day of people downloading destiny, it has no chance with mainstream adoption of cloud computing, which will be FAR more intensive bandwidth wise.

tbone5672621d ago

I'm looking at it right now. Xbox Live is up and running. Never was down for me. Yet PSN is always down and always need maintenance. Sony couldn't pay the bill for their websites and now PSN can't handle stress of destiny beta.

Alsybub2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )


A system goes down for 30 minutes (that's how long it was down for me), in 8 months, and you write it off as not fit for purpose? Wasn't PSN down as well and not for the first time? By your logic I take it you don't pay for that either, of course that's assuming you're in no way biased, I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

Gekko362621d ago

LOL, hahaha, I dribbled me tea on my shirt. LOL Bubble for you!

Systems go down, it's a certainty in life. It's how the company handles the crisis and get back up and running in hours instead of days that makes the difference. Can someone teell me how long each one has had downtime this time round, from first reports of a service outage to resolution for both Microsoft and Sony?

As for services, I've had a go of a PS4's PSN and it was ok, but I prefer the Xbox One's XBL. I've found PSN lacking on multiplayer, wheras XBL was always solid for me.

I know people compare fewer free games etc and paywall as a negative but for me its always been about the multiplayer experience.

I suppose each company plays to their strengths.

Sony is the hardware and asthetic king in my view where Microsoft like a lot of American products are big an clunky, just look at American cars (great in a straight line but can't handle for sh!t).

However where the game changes is in software and UI design. This is Microsoft's strength and always has been (Though I do opt for 80/20 in favour of Redhat for my server enterprise). Sony in this area sucks arse, always has and always will, not because they don't care but because its not their core business.

Pretty much a 50/50 between the two companies.

There really is no need to freak out.. Chill pills all round.

re2_apocalypse2621d ago

@tbone567 Saying that only makes you look like a retard; all servers have to have maintenance, that is a fact of life, especially under a heavy load such as everyone and their mother on PSN downloading the Destiny Beta. I'm sure you don't know shit though since you don't work in computer maintenance...

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Dontworrybhappy2622d ago

No one ever said it was impossible Sasuke. In fact it has happened on rare occasion since my Halo 2 days.

Gunstar752622d ago

Look who it is.... Can't Sony buy you some bubbles?

PhantomTommy2622d ago

It's been like this all week. I can still sign in and play online but I can't download the stuff I bought. I picked a bad week to finally buy Mega Man 9 :(

Testfire2621d ago

Had an issue trying to download Ducktales while it was on sale, after 3rd try I finally got it though.

Funantic12621d ago

My Xbox Live has been fine. I didn't know there was a problem until reading this article.

Section8uk2621d ago

I currently can't sign in at all. It might be ok if you are already signed in.

IrishSt0ner2621d ago

Couldn't sign in for 20 mins last night, then back to normal. First downtime I've had since Xbox One's release.

Magicite2621d ago

uh-oh and who was recently saying that PSN sucks and XBL is the best? The irony!

Goku7812621d ago

They have to make it look like people are playing on their network too. No traffic of course it seems like your network never goes down. Funny thing is most people think MS network unbreakable, yet PS4 is Mr Glass.

SilentNegotiator2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )
For all of the fanboys that have to eat crow after the comments that they made in the article about PSN being down for some.

doolin_dalton2621d ago

So, you're now going to point out "teh hypocrisy" after constantly denying it when it's the other way around?

SilentNegotiator2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

You mean when people try too hard to find hypocrisy that doesn't exist? You're comparing that to such blatant, obvious hypocrisy as what happened today between both services being down for some today and fanboys making it out to be a PSN specific problem?

You've displayed an interesting example of "teh hypocrizyz" yourself right there. Trying too hard to find an example of hypocrisy that doesn't exist...that's exactly what I'm talking about.

badvlad2621d ago

why dont you learn grammar first and then go out and play bukakke?

raymantalk12621d ago

wtf how can it be down MS have 300000 servers oh wait thats vertual servers ah that will be why :)

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DVS-Zev2622d ago

I mean,yeah, i know MS has been trying really hard to copy Sony lately but this is going too far.

sourav932621d ago

Meanwhile, on WiiU ....


I kid

SpadeX2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

Actually haven't seen the Wii U experiencing technical difficulties in their online system so far, I could be wrong though.

Patrick_pk442621d ago

@ColeMacGrath Because there is barely anyone online on the Wii U

ashcroft2621d ago


How would you know? They're plenty of people online on the WiiU. I know because I own one, it's true I don't use it that often, but when I do there's always someone to play online with.

I don't know if it's ignorance or just plain stupidity with your comment.

liquidhalos2621d ago

My internet was horrendous last night, PSN wouldnt work for a few hours and on the laptop i was down from 40mb to only 2mb on speed tests, and my mobile data was terribly slow too. I wonder what caused all these issues.

ZerobyZero2621d ago

It was the internet provider

liquidhalos2621d ago

My fibre and mobile providers are 2 different companies.

nicksetzer12622d ago

What parts are limited? All my games seem to be working fine, or maybe my area isn't one being effected.

FlameHawk2622d ago

It basically says all of Xbox Live cores function but all the 3rd party apps are working fine, I can't log into my profile.

sloth33952622d ago

twitch wont work for me says it cant connect same with EA games

MegaRay2622d ago

Its exclusive for gold subscribers...

NextLevel2622d ago

Should be interesting to see how this thread compares to the PSN one.

"PSN Down for Some, Sony Says it’s Offline Due to High Volume"


"PSN is a joke. Shoddy service that users are actually paying money for."


"When the Titanfall launched(not beta) xbl had 30 minutes of problems. PSN is allocated an hour, but any longer than that is further proof xbl is superior. "


"This is my biggest concern with going Sony on the new gen. Say what you want about Microsoft; they know how to keep a network up and running for everyone. These reports of issues with PSN pop up way too frequently for comfort."

NatureOfLogic_2622d ago

That's pretty funny to read. Xbox fans have become very annoying hypocrites. Mostly due their need to justify their underperforming console of choice.

Fishy Fingers2622d ago (Edited 2622d ago )

Please, any level headed user of N4G knows both camps are as bad as each other. There's just more PS fans so it's more accepted.

AnimatedBird_Jesus2622d ago

Playstation fans are also hypocrite's

DLConspiracy2622d ago

Yes, It's ALL xbox fans. Every single one of them. Not ONE Sony fan has ever been "annoying hypocrites". That's sarcasm by the way.

Gr1mmyshadows2622d ago

they're hypocrites on both sides of the fence, don't just single out the xbox fanboys

NatureOfLogic_2621d ago

Truth is, there's more negative Xbox news out there which leads to more hypocrisy coming from the Xbox camp. I agree that hypocrisy exist on both sides, but It's way more apparent on the Xbox side.

Volkama2621d ago

Playstation fans in an article about xbox live shouting about fanboys and hypocracy. If only they were smarter I'd actually believe they were being deliberately ironic.

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TheRealTedCruz2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

Coming from someone who spends most of their time here talking crap on Xbox.
I'm getting tired of you so-called gamers.

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Nekroo912622d ago

Hypocrites're getting disagrees for pasting their comments.

BX812622d ago

Who are you kidding? You trolls from both camps are pretty damn annoying!

truefan12622d ago (Edited 2622d ago )

You're reaching buddy, it says social and gaming UP AND RUNNING. Is psn up and running yet? Whenever anyone contacts MSFT they issue status reports and then update in 30 minutes. Don't try to shift the focus off the psn service being down.

From time to time the store may go down or there may be other isolated incidents, but I can still GAME online. XBL is still superior because the ball keeps rolling, while when psn is down, you all come to n4g.

services limited =/= not able to play online
PS you know xbl is superior when all the fans have to rush in the one time services are limited (as in tv and the store, you can still play online). On the other hand we regularly see scheduled maintenance and lame excuses like high volume for reasons psn is down.

MysticStrummer2621d ago

If anyone is reaching, it's you.

You imply XBL gaming is never down, which is false, and that when PSN is having problems everyone is always unable to play, which is also false.

bigbic2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

You're the one reaching... PSN has a reason for being intermittently down right now, Micro doesn't have any reason for service issues. You claim it is so superior but you have to spin so hard right now to justify your claims.

kneon2621d ago

yup it's up and running, I just spent an hour playing Destiny.

poor_cus_of_games2621d ago

What bs are you talking now? I am currently playing destiny. Have been for a few hours now. When it was downloading I decided to have a go on titanfall on my x1 but you can't even sign on. Therefore not being able to play online.

Ol_Boy2621d ago


Lol I love it when the comments you make turn around and bite you on the @$$. It's some of the best comic relief on this site.

Why o why2621d ago

Lol......took less than a couple of hours for the karma to make you look this stupid. Hope xbl and psn are fully functioning soon but you've just got to laugh at how quickly true fan and the like had to eat their words.

Not-A-Cat2621d ago

I always hit disagree whenever I see the comment comes from trufan1.

king_ps42621d ago

It's over truefan, the Xbox one is a bad console, jump ship before the one you're on sinks.

ZerobyZero2621d ago

I was playing online last night and I didn't have any problems on my ps4.

kenshiro1002621d ago

I enjoy reading your posts. It's adorable when you scramble go defend yourself when you were called out on your drivel.

Stay free trufan.

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Outside_ofthe_Box2622d ago

Shows that trolls, hypocrites, etc exists on both sides, but we'll still have delusionists that think it comes from one camp or that one is worse than the other.

Ezz20132622d ago

i can't believe i'm agreeing with Nextlevel ...
am i going to die ?!

iceman062621d ago

I don't think so...but you MIGHT want to get checked for brain cancer. Just sayin!!! LOL

ziggurcat2622d ago (Edited 2622d ago )

@ truefan:

"You're reaching buddy, it says social and gaming UP AND RUNNING. Is psn up and running yet?"

no, he's not, but keep moving those goalposts. it's the same thing that you criticized PSN for only a few hours ago. and yes, PSN is up and running.