Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

Summary: This sounds familiar, but it's true again today. Sony's PlayStation Network is reportedly down, and many users can't log in at all.

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This sounds familiar, but it's true again today. Sony's PlayStation Network is reportedly down, and many users can't log in at all.

Earlier this month, the PlayStation Network went down for several hours, reportedly due to work by a hacker group. It's not clear if that is the same case this time, or if it's due to maintenance issues. Additionally unfortunate is that Sony hasn't said anything about when this roadblock might be cleared. On the Official PlayStation blog, it only says:

We’re aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down. We will report back here as soon as we can with more information.

Until then, users trying to access PSN on a PlayStation 3 and similar devices for the purpose of using online games or apps (i.e. Netflix, Music Unlimited, Hulu Plus, etc.) will be unable to do so.

Have you had trouble accessing the PlayStation Network today?

[via Engadget]

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  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    My PS3 was very slow to login last night, and recently there have been a lot of failed logins which require me to retry. I wish I didn't have to login to PSN just to use Netflix. I don't even play games on the thing.
    ncted
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

      @ncted it may not work for you, but if my login to psn fails when trying to use netflix, I just press circle after the 2nd or 3rd time and it goes on into netflix. I can't login to psn but I've been able to watch netflix all morning. hope this helps!
      purplecomet
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

      @ncted you can (: u dont need the PSN to go to netflix (:
      123kiwi2
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    You mean the PS3 I just purchased less than 24 hours ago? Why yes, I have noticed this! ;^)
    Max Castle
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

      @Max Castle YOU SON OF A BITCH. YOU ARE ONE OF THEM AREN'T YOU? NO ONE WOULD BE SO CALM ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO USE A $300+ PRODUCT THEY JUST PURCHASED. ALSO I COULDN'T HELP BUT NOTICE YOUR SMILEY LOOKS LIKE A GUY FAWKES MASK. SOME FREEDOM FIGHTERS YOUR CRUSADE COST ME MONEY ASSHOLES HULU, NETFLIX, AND DC UNIVERSE ONLINE IS NOT FREE THEY ALL HAVE A MONTHLY FEE YOU ARE NOT HARMING SONY YOU ARE HARMING US JACKASS TURN YOURSELF IN AND FIX WHAT YOU DID. I HOPE YOU ARE CAUGHT AND PROSECUTED AND SUED THIS IS NOT A VICTIM LESS CRIME. ITS NOT MY OR ANY OTHER SONY CUSTOMER'S FAULT THAT GEOHOT OR WHATEVER JOLLY PIRATE NICKNAME HE CALLS HIMSELF CANT READ FINE PRINT. HE VIOLATED TERMS OF USE SONY'S ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED. if you are not a part of that faggot terrorist group i apologize in advance
      honoji-temple
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

        @honoji-temple

        I have no idea what you're talking about. I am not "one of them", unless by "one of them" you mean someone who doesn't get their panties in a twist because the online access to their new gaming platform isn't accessible today. In that case, yeah, I am "one of them". I also happen to have a job to go to, so not the end of the world. Hopefully order will be restored by tonight...I hope by my saying that I'm not further incriminating myself by suggesting that I will restore PlayStation Network connectivity through the apparently godlike hacking skills you are attributing to me. Just saying I hope this improves, especially for your sake, since you appear to be on the verge of an aneurysm.
        Max Castle
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

        @honoji-temple I sincerely hope you're joking... otherwise good luck with those vocal cords tomorrow.
        jmwells21
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

        That was one of the funniest things i've read this week! At first I thought he was joking, then I realized he was serious, lol
        Solar3137
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    WTF? Lat time this happened I couldn't use my PS3 for two days. Now they won't even say when the problem will be fixed. This is BS and I am fed up with PS3 and their constant problems.
    gothard88
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    I really work hard and when I have a day off like today I would like to enjoy the things that I have paid good money for like my PS3. Its really sad that as big as PS3 is and as many people they have on staff dedicated to these type of outages, you would think they would give the people what they pay for. Xbox 360 is looking better and better each time this type of problem happens and it seems here lately it is happening a bunch!!!
    Jakeandkris
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

      @Jakeandkris psn may be down today, but all in all, I prefer it over xbox. I pay for xbox live and don't even use it. sony will fix this and you'll forget all about it (at least until it goes down again); technology fails us all the time; we should all be very used to it by now. I'm off today as well and would love to be playing black ops, but I will survive. Hopefully psn will be back up after night classes!
      purplecomet
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    "korentertainment" I am having issues logging in and it's very frustration. The free network is cool but I'd rather pay for it if it means less down time.
    KORENTERTAINMENT
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    Sony just needs to up their security. It does suck that you can't do online play but they will eventually fix it and for the price you pay for online access it's still not bad.
    rpollard@...
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    if you're having trouble with netflix, you may be able to bypass login like I do; go into netflix, it's going to prompt you to login. go ahead and try a couple times. didn't work? press circle once. bam. it should go into netflix without logging in to psn. I have no idea why this works for me like every time I can't login to psn, but it does. good luck. i'm not guaranteeing this will work for you, so don't hound me if it doesn't. I'm not hacker or expert, just happened upon this one day when I couldn't login and it works every time. hope it does for you all!
    purplecomet
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    They are updating the network, it started last night. The only thing I saw was that they are updating Home.
    af.geoff
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    They are updating the network, it started last night. The only thing I saw was that they are updating Home.

    I guess I can't post a link to the thread from the Playstation site. If you want to look it up it's thread # 3423143
    af.geoff
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    I wanted to log in ana perhaps download a game or something, but nope! PS Store would not work. Lame.
    Oh well, Red Dead Redemption is more fun than any PS1 game anyway. ;P
    jmwells21
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    Now they're saying it could be out for two days, according to my sources its not the so called "hackers" it just might be down for maintenance issues, they should take all the time they want and fix whatever is going on properly.
    iui4-22417805794136374180656094533428
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    It will be out for 1-2 full days, the problem is in japan and is being investigated. Think of all the people sony have working on this. You can still us your netflix by going into your netflix and trying to sign in 3 times and it will work.
    newguy4u
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering outages - again

    I love my Playstation 3. It is a far superior unit compared to my Xbox 360. But Xbox's network is the untouchable. Come on Sony get it together. At first you weren't going to charge for your online. Now you are charging for it and you can't even keep it up and running.
    svtboy1999