PSN Outages are essentially still a large problem for many gamers all over the world; this might eventually bring some online-only consumers to the Xbox One
aah..thats why resigning for ps plus for me is a big question mark. you can throw away the $50 for the advertised benefits as long as you are allowed to stay online..once the outages start..you realize how much better the offline world is...aah the 90s!
thats funny i thought xbl was down more then PSN this gen so idk why ppl are talking about pSn like its down more than XBL.. maybe both need to be better
If you think XBL is down more than PSN then that makes me think you don't have XBL
you are sadly mistaken thinking Xbox live is down more than PSN this gen. Xbox live has been having trouble with friend's list's showing up and joining party's but XBL the actual playing online is RARELY ever down... while PSN the playing online part and signing in to play online is down at least once a week on average
SourtreeDing sorry man but what you think and reality are not the same thing. Both have gone down but the numbers are not equal when it comes to security. It's not even a matter of opinion, it's just the truth.
Xbox Live has certainly been down more this gen then last gen, but we don't talk about it much when it goes down. Seems like PSN can go down for an hour and we get article after article about it.
@Sillygamer I hope that is sarcasm? Cause it is the exact opposite. I hardly ever see any article about PSN down but when XL friends lists aren't showing for 15 minute, we get an article. And that is exactly it, when Live goes down (which admittedly it has been more often than usual), it is usually no more than 20 minutes to get back up.
XBL has had more problems than usual but its not even close, PSN goes down way too much and its not acceptable when you have to pay to play online now. Personally I think PS+ games more than make up for it but PSN isnt a free service anymore and needs to stop being treated as such by Sony, upgrade your damn infrastructure.
Sure man lulz.
I didn't say it went down as much as PSN, but it has went down quite a bit and some people just chose to ignore it. Laugh all you want, but you know it's true.
Yea like the title says 'The Sheer Number Of PSN Outages Becoming Ridiculous?' its more like the sheer number of PSN is down articles that are getting ridiculous while often ignoring when XBL is down. and when both are reported its like 'PSN is garbage' and on the other side its like 'Oh its already back up, thank you Ms well done' Whatever
One thing people need to understand is on Friday everything was down Call of Duty PSN as well Xbox live and if you have Comcast it was a lot worse. I could not get Hulu or WWE Network to work on my smart tv. It seemed like every thing internet related Friday night early Saturday morning was having problems.
Xbox Live was up on Friday. Atleast were i was and Psn i had to try to login a couple of times and it was fine
I find it strange this article disappeared from the front page. Its at 150 degrees, yet its not at the top where all the hot stories are. But you can find the Xbox One needs rebranding still there. Hmmm
You might need to throw your computer away, its in the correct spot on my intrenets.But i've heard of this happening before.I hear the only way to fix it is to throw away your computer and never use the internet again. hmmm
Absolutely right. I saw the article in the front page when browsing on my iPhone. I decided to read it on my iPad and could not find it until I went in the ps4 tab...lol
It's a new N4G filter, under the Hottest Stories frame. It seems the site is suddenly picking favorites with big sites like IGN and Eurogamer. Small, lesser-known sites are under a new filter on the from page. "On", "Off" "Strict". For some reason this new filter is always on by default and it filters out websites the mods don't think are good enough. Essentially screwing these sites from any sort of traffic, you know the only reason we submit to N4G in the first place.
I'll leave this here for those that think live is any better it is not . https://downdetector.com/st... http://www.gamespot.com/art... http://www.express.co.uk/en... http://www.videogamer.com/n... http://thenextweb.com/micro... http://venturebeat.com/2015...
The PS4 gets way more traffic than XBL (which happens to be more stable than PSn btw). The issue is that Sony can't keep up with how many people are buying PS4s.
thats true. i forgot about how many more ppl use PSN over XBL. the more ppl the more demand for better service and more complaints
While true, they have to meet gamers half way. I know that they have more to deal with but that shouldn't be an excuse really.
Can't go by consoles sold. Not everyone who has a console has online. Sony says only half of PS4 users pay for plus
Just because you dont have plus does not mean your not online, keep forgetting psn is still supporting ps3 and people still play FTP games on ps4 and not all games are behind ps plus. This last outage at least for me was back up within a half hour. i just stop here, because this article is kinda flame-bait but to put it simply both ms and sony have issues and no matter what console you play on the networks can use some improving.
If you exclude the planned outages then the times PSN has gone down is quite minimal. Maybe 3 times this year?
Again, very true. But I think they can still do better. Why, for example, can't they wipe out planned outages altogether.
Yea, I agree. I was hoping they'd have that sorted when the PS4 arrived.
It was down twice just in the last 2 weeks. So i'm not sure 3 times is accurate lol. And no, that's not counting maintenance
@yarbie, No, that was maintenance. http://n4g.com/news/1734502...
NO BitbyDeath it wasn't. July 2nd: https://twitter.com/AskPlay... June 26th: http://www.inquisitr.com/22... June 23rd: http://www.express.co.uk/en... June 17th: http://www.product-reviews.... June 13th: http://www.express.co.uk/en... Is it strange I don't see this article on the front page anymore?
It's not like everyone who has PS4's have PS Plus and play online. Sony CEO says only around half have it. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
That's true I had psn for a year throughout 2014 and I barely even used it so I cancelled my subscription now and I can see alot of people doing the same because its just a waste of money imo
that's not really accurate. the thing is microsoft has servers around the globe and has invested billions of dollars into it's infrastructure. xbl was more stable than psn last generation and live had more people online. steam has more people than both live and psn and it doesn't have the same issues and it's a free service. a lot of people expect sony to re-invest in its network now that they charge to play online (on the ps4). this will take time so it will get better. what i don't understand is why the service or part of the service needs to be offline while they do scheduled maintenance. (i'd say on average once a month). steam, amazon and xbox don't seem to so i'm not sure what kind of infrastructure sony has in place.
its definitely annoying but the outages never last more than a few hours(if that). It's not something that I personally would weigh in when choosing one platform or the other since these outages aren't a weekly problem. Sometimes it goes a mont with no major problems, sometimes it goes less than a week. If the problem really is too much traffic like others have pointed out then the fix is pretty simple. It would explain why it seems to go down at the worst times like the weekend.
Theres another issue happening on psn so theres a flaw with messages basically you can invite anyone you want to these message chats even if your blocked and not added its getting ridiculous sony needs to patch this im getting reinvited too dam much its getting out of hand
This is the reason I believe Sony scrapped their plans for always online unlike MS. Psn not being stable many people wouldn't be able to even play games if they went through with DRM. At the meeting "I can already see the complaints we gotta scrap online check in." "But sir many consoles have already been built and ready. We can't simply hold all of them." "Just do a software update." "But that'll require them to connect to the internet, not everyone will have that access." "Hmmmm......**** it send them an install disk if they need it." Lol seriously that's how I think it went.
lol tin foil hat warning they didn't go with always online because its stupid.
On Xbox there have been the odd problems with starting party's and your friends list showing up, but its pretty rare for the whole of Xbox live to be down, can't remember the last time it was down it's a solid service. I haven't got a PS4 yet, but it seems like it suffers a lot more full on outages from what people say. Sony have got to offer more reliability to their customers as they're now paying to play online.
It doesn't. There are just more articles about any little hiccup on PSN than XBL. There was an article late last week- Thursday or Friday- about PSN being down, but I was on at that very time that the report was made, and I was far from the only one. We MIGHT get an article about XBL having problems, but nobody wants to talk about it. Interestingly enough- and this very article is proof- Xbox fans would rather talk about PSN's downtime, no matter how minimal the issue.
Like I said I haven't got a PS4 yet so I can't judge it for myself, it just seems that it takes Sony a lot longer to resolve issues when they arise. I've seen plenty of people complaining about PS4 being down and how long it takes for them to sort it out. Most people are happy with Xbox live because MS have proven how swiftly they can sort out problems, have many dedicated servers and they have updates every month. I'm not saying PSN is rubbish because it seems that a lot of people are more than happy with it, I just think Sony could learn a few things from MS and implement them into their own service. I'm grabbing a PS4 for SF5 myself so I'm not just bashing for no reason, just hoping they improve some areas of PSN.
This is like the first outage on psn this year. I have heard multiple issues on xbox since the start of this year mostly party chat issues or friend list not working. But obviously xbox fanboys will deny that every happened.
You're right Xbox has had a few issues here and there with party chat and friends list, but it hasn't been to much of a problem especially for the last month or two. All services will have issues here and there, it just comes down to how quickly the issues are resolved. Xbox has a mass of dedicated servers and that's one of the major things that set's it apart from the competition.
I'll give ya that. Ms can fix there issues faster than sony.
Ur smoking. Im very dissatisfied with psn.
I've had a ps4 and psplus since ps4 came out and only the ddos attack around the time of destiny have i seen personally psn down. I play every night but usually after midnight. I guess im lucky.
PSN is a joke.
From his biased point of view PSN is down a lot, its hard to see the issues XBL has had through Microsoft blinders I guess.
I bought a ps4 today and had millions of error messages. I had to use a USB drive just to update it but still having every network error message known to man and haven't even gotten to a psn sign in screen yet.
Thought most guys would be playing split screen offline any way so no big problem have not used the service so how it runs is a mystery to me.
Compare the stats with other companies outages. This article is pointless.
For a service that's 14 cents per day, I'd say PSN is just about average. Here's a comparison between both gaming services. I don't have totals for each network, but once you check out the links, you'll get the idea. https://downdetector.com/st... https://downdetector.com/st... Both networks issues, but some just want to keep their heads stuck in the sand.
I think the sheer number of these bullshit articles is ridiculous.
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