“Is PSN down?” There are widespread reports of Sony’s Playstation Network “PSN” being down / offline as users claim to be unable to connect. Users are hoping that this outage is not a repeat of the events in April 2011 when the PSN outage lasted over 3 weeks in result of a hack. User data was reported to be compromised.
UPDATE: Playstation Network status has been updated to note: “The PlayStation Network is currently: Experiencing Connectivity Issues.” on Playstation support forums.
UPDATE 2: Playstation Network should now be back online for users. Reports from users indicate that they CAN log in and connect successfully.
Have you been effected by the PSN connection issues? We want to hear about it!
Tweet Users are now required to pay a subscription fee to Playstation’s “Playstation Plus” to access online games & extra features on the Playstation 4. The website downdetector.com displayed a huge spike in reported connection problems with Sony’s Playstation Network as of today, June 25th, as shown below. PSN users are also taking to the Twittersphere with tweets asking the common question: “is PSN down?”.’
Have you been effected by the PSN connection issues? We want to hear about it!Tweet #PSNdown TweetWHAT USERS ARE SAYING TO @OBVIOUSLYTECH Join the conversation by tweeting @ObviouslyTech with the hashtag #PSN and #PSNdown! @azurking told us:
@obviouslytech it’s down on mine internet running flawlessly psn error code NW-31201-7 — Remy da RoGue Agent (@azurking) June 25, 2014@PETEtheBLUE1878 reports his PSN is down in England:
@obviouslytech it’s down on mine saying error NW-31456-9 country England — Peter Mcentee (@PETEtheBLUE1878) June 25, 2014@EthanBenard from the US reports in to @ObviouslyTech:
@obviouslytech PSN is down for me. Lost a good game in BLR because of it. Not pleased. — Ethan Benard (@EthanBenard) June 25, 2014@JamesShreves tweeted us upset asking Sony to “take a page from Microsoft’s book and sort it out”. It’s not the only tweet of this nature that we’ve seen comparing PSN to Xbox Live but we’ve also seen people defending PSN and Sony.
@obviouslytech @PlayStation it’s a joke! Why can Sony take a page from Microsoft’s book and sort it out. Never any downtime for xbox users! — James Shreves (@JamesShreves) June 25, 2014@badget_84 told us that this is “typical”:
@obviouslytech typical without warning, bad service #psndown — Marc Fisher (@badger_84) June 25, 2014Join the conversation by tweeting @ObviouslyTech with the hashtag #PSN and #PSNdown! General tweets published towards the beginning of the PSN connection issueL
Anyone else unable to sign into the PSN ? — Dermot (@IrishViperr) June 25, 2014
@AskPlayStation any chance of letting us play online. #PSN had been down for nearly a hour with no warning. #LetDown — Tom Jenkinson (@tom__jenkinson) June 25, 2014
PSN down for anyone else? — Tim Dungjen (@Darkstar4799) June 25, 2014
@AskPlayStation y’all are the worst why is psn down? And don’t tell me what y’all told them pic.twitter.com/Zt6LSOjKb0 — MY NAME IS… (@ZlAlRE) June 25, 2014Hopefully these connection issues are not tied with any malicious activities and are resolved shortly.
As UPDATE 2 notes above, PSN should now be back online for users.