Sony PSN Down: Back Up “ASAP”

We have just found out that Sony’s PlayStation Network has suffered a technical hitch once again. Efforts for those trying to log in have been met with a message of partial service availability. Worries for many after Sony’s previous problems saw hackers infiltrating the site, which led to leaked user personnel data. As you may or may not remember this issue caused problems for a number of weeks, finally resulting in a gradual reinstatement.

We first learnt of the current problem through PR News where Gary commented that the official EU PlayStation Blog had tweeted a message stating, “We’re aware that PSN is currently unavailable and working with the technicians to find out when it will be restored. Apologies”.

Comments had already started to flood in from all around the globe, with users updating their progress. Some mentioned that EU and US systems were down while Hong Kong was still active. Another user in the UK posted that while his system was down a friend only 5 minutes away wasn’t suffering the same problem. Others left tweets that confirmed system outage but the ability to download the software update was still active, also that if you were already online that your service wasn’t interrupted.

As of yet we have no idea whether this will be a momentary loss of service or if we are at the beginning of another hacker issue, lets just hope it is the former.

After the PSN hacking incident back in April, Sony clawed at trying to win back customer favor by offering a “Welcome Back Program” which included free game downloads. Since then there has been other minor issues with the network, all being resolved fairly quickly, but still damaging Sony’s reputation. Japan who were one of the last to get back online pushed for further preventative security measures before they logged back in.

Let us know where your service stands and what affect this will have on Sony’s reputation. Will users and potential subscribers be pushed towards the Xbox 360?

UPDATE: WE HAVE JUST HEARD AS OF 5 MINUTES AGO (8.35 pm GMT), THAT THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE BACK WITHIN 2 HOURS

  • Gearsofwar3

    Gear of War 3

  • Jellyberry0

    I would go to xbox if this is more than a few hours.

    Its not so bad, at least I can take break from LAG ops (black ops)

    I PRAY that MW3 will be server based, peer2peer is NOT for real gamingI would go to xbox if this is more than a few hours.

    Its not so bad, at least I can take break from LAG ops (black ops)

    I PRAY that MW3 will be server based, peer2peer is NOT for real gaming

  • Marclynam78

    Unable to sign in, midlands UK 19:00 bst gutted

  • Dylanjaybrandley

    OMG NOT AGAIN!! IVE JUST BOUGHT PSN CARD AND SOON WANT TO DOWNLOAD REZZURECTION MAP PACK FOR BLACK OPS!! PLZ SONY SWITCH IT BACK ON!

  • Dylanjaybrandley

    I WOULD RATHER PAY FOR XBOX AS IT HAS A BETTER CONNECTION

  • http://www.facebook.com/OoOoOomonkey John Usher

    Damn psn now how am I supposed to play cod online?
    I’m seriously thinking of getting MW3 for my 360 just incase this keeps happening, only thing is you have to pay for xbox online which is probably why it always works.

  • Mental_pyro2

    damn it thankfully i have a Xbox too should keep me entertained whilst Sony attempt to fix this problem

  • dlbroo

    Just sold my Xbox a couple of weeks ago. Guessing I should have held on to it…

  • jamster-89-

    sony/psn = discrace northeast uk 19.08 still unable to sign in if this is another hack then I couldnt take this again I would have to turn to the dark side lol xbox would still keep the ps3 tho (maybe) this needs to be fixed very very soon other wise sony may aswell shut down as i would exspect even more players to turn to xbox ::::(

  • Zomboir

    I can’t get on either. 8002A308 error. Surprisingly though, my friend who lives maybe 20 minutes away is online now apparently.

  • Jellyberry0

    NETFLIX WORKS!NETFLIX WORKS!

  • yeyousuck

    Yea its true some ppl can still get online -_- one more ‘downtime’ and im switching to xbox

  • Ugdkutudugd

    Damn…..well guess no more COD fr tonyt! Back to my LA noire

  • couldvguessedthis

    Sony is only making xbox look better even if you have to pay to play online.

  • Bentley

    While it’s down, why not trying to read a dictionary? Your grasp of language is an appalling disgrace. I don’t expect Shakespeare but some form of spell-checker would benefit you. Unless you like coming across like a retarded drunk.

  • Bentley

    You realise that the CoD pack is out TOMORROW, yes? Not today. Thursday 22nd.

  • 300quidpaperweight

    To add insult to injury, it told me to ‘check my internet connection.’ If this takes longer than 24 hours, they may as well call it quits because this is ridiculous.

  • Calm Down Everyone!

    WTF why is everyone switching to Xbox just cause of internet problems? Can’t you just play offline? Just be patient and it WILL get back up.

  • jamster-89-

    ok so i just got back from the shop went to sign in now insted of the other mesage i got forgot what it said but now i got a message saying psn connection timed out :S wtf yh i also found out that supposenly if you are already signed in and playing it wont sign you out and can continue to play so if ppl saying thay are playing tell them to sign out and back in thay soon wont be playing any more lol but thats what i found on the net ture or not unknown

  • jamster-89-

    ok so i just got back from the shop went to sign in now insted of the other mesage i got forgot what it said but now i got a message saying psn connection timed out :S wtf yh i also found out that supposenly if you are already signed in and playing it wont sign you out and can continue to play so if ppl saying thay are playing tell them to sign out and back in thay soon wont be playing any more lol but thats what i found on the net ture or not unknown

  • Unkown243

    Its a free service, what do you really expect?

  • Unkown243

    Its a free service, what do you really expect?

  • jamster-89-

    300quidpaperweight like it :D

  • jamster-89-

    300quidpaperweight like it :D

  • Karl_jobs_

    JOKE

  • Karl_jobs_

    JOKE

  • jamster-89-

    yawwwwwwn got better things to do than reading a dictionary like playing cod online maybe or going out on my motorbike hmmm maybe you should try somthing diffrent than bangging your balls of a dictionary :)

  • http://twitter.com/Elliotforthewin Elliot jon stevens

    People are crying over an outage?
    1. Its a free service
    2. Not every system is perfect
    3. Whats stopping you from playing offline?
    4.Online is not essential to your PS3 system (See 3)

    For me i dont give 2 shits as the only game i really play online is MW2, if your turning to xbox over a little technical hitch like this you should just not play any consoles at all.

  • daz

    Its not FREE is it! It’s built into the cost of the console when you buy it numb nuts!

  • Powerplayer8870

    lmao,sony you guys suck at everything…………………………

  • Iainmackenzie58

    early to bed early to rise thinking of buying maps is this realy wise lol

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    this is typical when the new Black Ops maps are about to be released…wait a month while xbox users enjoy them and then BOOM… Psn goes down! NICE!. after the PsN Outage a couple of months ago my PS3 started acting weird: cutting out randomly, taking half an hour to turn off, etc etc… hope this doesnt affect my playstation further!

  • Powerplayer8870

    if you have xbox it is.

  • jamster-89-

    not crying more in a mood about it tbh I think we all know its free as i dont pay for anything derrr online isnt essential? well I baught a ps3 to play online so I think its pritty essential maybe you should try black ops or wait mw3 is nealy out you may aswell miss black ops out now

  • Maxloire

    Sony Didn’t Deliever Chrono Trigger, or Final Fantasy VI - SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    Get Black Ops then you’ll be bothered!

  • http://www.facebook.com/djextreme.uk Daniel Brown

    America and Europe servers are down.. The japs are fine as I got a jap account and it signs in fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/djextreme.uk Daniel Brown

    America and Europe servers are down.. The japs are fine as I got a jap account and it signs in fine.

  • Russ

    So they force you to update yout T&Cs, signing away your rights to collectively sue their ass when they lose all your credit card details, and immediately the network goes down…. Sony really are a bunch of w&*k£rs!

  • Russ

    So they force you to update yout T&Cs, signing away your rights to collectively sue their ass when they lose all your credit card details, and immediately the network goes down…. Sony really are a bunch of w&*k£rs!

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    You realise that once you pass 12:00 tonight that would be classed to smart people as….tomorrow? …. the 22nd …. yes?

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    You realise that once you pass 12:00 tonight that would be classed to smart people as….tomorrow? …. the 22nd …. yes?

  • XxxChoasxxx

    Walkings free but I’d be pisse off if I could do that for a couple of hours. So shut up

  • XxxChoasxxx

    Walkings free but I’d be pisse off if I could do that for a couple of hours. So shut up

  • ijhsaidvhrivhr

    hmmm i had some problems too my ps3 was 4 munth old outage happend now my ps3 will crash on the psn store or home or even if i am on the net useing the ps3 like youtube play one clip only everytime soon as i try to play another clip it crashes then i carnt press nothing and then i press the power off button it take about 2 minuets to turn of then i turn it off as it say their was a problem do you want to report it to sony and yet after 3 reports it still continues to happen ?

  • ijhsaidvhrivhr

    hmmm i had some problems too my ps3 was 4 munth old outage happend now my ps3 will crash on the psn store or home or even if i am on the net useing the ps3 like youtube play one clip only everytime soon as i try to play another clip it crashes then i carnt press nothing and then i press the power off button it take about 2 minuets to turn of then i turn it off as it say their was a problem do you want to report it to sony and yet after 3 reports it still continues to happen ?

  • viltord

    You play online for the competitive aspect of gaming, campaign modes are just not the same.

    I agree with a lot of people’s anger at yet another period of the network being down. You say not every system is perfect, but a system which is being run by a company that grossed $31.79m last year SHOULD BE, or as close to perfect as can be.
    For me, if it lasts longer than 2 days, I will be getting an x-box.

  • viltord

    You play online for the competitive aspect of gaming, campaign modes are just not the same.

    I agree with a lot of people’s anger at yet another period of the network being down. You say not every system is perfect, but a system which is being run by a company that grossed $31.79m last year SHOULD BE, or as close to perfect as can be.
    For me, if it lasts longer than 2 days, I will be getting an x-box.

  • viltord

    edit: $31.79 billion……

  • viltord

    edit: $31.79 billion……

  • Xxxchoasxxx

    Xbox I more reliable that why yes I pay for it. But If it’s better Im happy

  • Xxxchoasxxx

    And also last time this happened we had our details stolen remember?!

  • Dazlia

    how do you get a jap account then? lol Can anyone get one? Or am i missing something here?

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH AN ACCOUNT! THE FULL SERVER IS DOWN SO DONT TALK OUT YOUR ARSE

  • Xxxchoasxxx

    Ow also did your ps3 come in the post.. No it didn’t you payed through the teeth for it so the online stuff wasn’t to free was it!

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    Thats exactly the same as mine, most of time need to turn it off from the wall! its a pain in the arse!

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    NOTE TO PEOPLE RUNNING THIS WEBSITE….WHEN YOUR GOING TO POST AN UPDATE TELLING PEOPLE “ITLL BE UP IN 2 HOURS” TRY PUTTING THE TIME YOU POST THE UPDATE!!!

  • viltord

    you actually read them?

  • Saxo2506

    ps3 / sony is lagin behind in the computer systems and big wild world the say it one of the big companys but come on look at the wii the xbox even the old old spectrum and atari st and old virsion of computers are better then ps3 ha what a joke this is meant to worlds big company and the cant even keep the ps3 on line
    SHOULD AND SHOULD ALWAYS B FREE TO PLAY ON LINE TOO on ps3 as the amount of ffffff ups the done i dont think ppl will pay ever unlike xbox 360 users the had never had as much problems as this get a GRIP PS3 AND sort it out

  • Saxo2506

    infact just tell us the truth about psn instead of telling the ppl of the world who buy ya products a load of bull crap all the time and maybe ppl might respect the fact why it dose go of line hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    THAT POST SAYING “WE JUST HEARD 5 MINUTES AGO” COULD HAVE BEEN POSTED HALF AN HOUR AGO FOR ALL WE KNOW!

  • viltord

    it’s back up now. sniff sniff.

  • viltord

    it’s back up now. sniff sniff.

  • viltord

    it’s back up now. sniff sniff.

  • Saxo2506

    ppl buy the ps3 for just on line playing ffs well lets ban the psn and just play bye our self then why develope a psn network if u cant play on line ??????????????????????????????????? ppl buy games to play each other on line that the reason for psn network let just go bk to old times and pull out the spectrum or the atari st then

  • Saxo2506

    ppl buy the ps3 for just on line playing ffs well lets ban the psn and just play bye our self then why develope a psn network if u cant play on line ??????????????????????????????????? ppl buy games to play each other on line that the reason for psn network let just go bk to old times and pull out the spectrum or the atari st then

  • Saxo2506

    ppl buy the ps3 for just on line playing ffs well lets ban the psn and just play bye our self then why develope a psn network if u cant play on line ??????????????????????????????????? ppl buy games to play each other on line that the reason for psn network let just go bk to old times and pull out the spectrum or the atari st then

  • Saxo2506

    no it aint

  • Saxo2506

    no it aint

  • Saxo2506

    no it aint

  • anti-whiner

    wow, so many people crying. watch a dvd. a blu-ray. listen to some music. use iplayer/itvplayer/4od.

    play an offline game. play a ps1 game. play a ps2 game. listen to some music.

    so many things you can do with ps3….and one of them has had a hitch.

    if you yourself could be in charge of managing a connection between millions of people would you never ever make a mistake? if you found a problem would you a) ignore it and leave psn up? b) try fixing it while psn is still up resulting in lag and possible small outages? c) take psn down, fix it the fastest way possible.

    it’s free. get over it. xbox live also came with the package, but you have to pay extra for the online service too. ps3 is a more capable machine, so needs more protection from people wanting to exploit its power.

    narrow minded morons.

  • anti-whiner

    wow, so many people crying. watch a dvd. a blu-ray. listen to some music. use iplayer/itvplayer/4od.

    play an offline game. play a ps1 game. play a ps2 game. listen to some music.

    so many things you can do with ps3….and one of them has had a hitch.

    if you yourself could be in charge of managing a connection between millions of people would you never ever make a mistake? if you found a problem would you a) ignore it and leave psn up? b) try fixing it while psn is still up resulting in lag and possible small outages? c) take psn down, fix it the fastest way possible.

    it’s free. get over it. xbox live also came with the package, but you have to pay extra for the online service too. ps3 is a more capable machine, so needs more protection from people wanting to exploit its power.

    narrow minded morons.

  • anti-whiner

    wow, so many people crying. watch a dvd. a blu-ray. listen to some music. use iplayer/itvplayer/4od.

    play an offline game. play a ps1 game. play a ps2 game. listen to some music.

    so many things you can do with ps3….and one of them has had a hitch.

    if you yourself could be in charge of managing a connection between millions of people would you never ever make a mistake? if you found a problem would you a) ignore it and leave psn up? b) try fixing it while psn is still up resulting in lag and possible small outages? c) take psn down, fix it the fastest way possible.

    it’s free. get over it. xbox live also came with the package, but you have to pay extra for the online service too. ps3 is a more capable machine, so needs more protection from people wanting to exploit its power.

    narrow minded morons.

  • Sarajo27

    no its not

  • Sarajo27

    no its not

  • Sarajo27

    no its not

  • Jayquinn

    this is taking the piss nw

  • Jayquinn

    this is taking the piss nw

  • Jayquinn

    this is taking the piss nw

  • Saxo2506

    NA not at all the could have told us that the network was going to go down for a bit thats why some ppl are not happy if its free its free if u pay for it u pay for it makes no diffrence any way people have the rite to complain and the the rite not too lol what u call life

  • Saxo2506

    so many things you can do with ps3 hummmm like what tell me cos i dont na much ya can do with it

  • Adam Aeve

    you sir are a fag.

  • viltord

    northeast england, back up.
    I just tomohawked someone in the face from 30 meters, now i have a semi on.

  • Saxo2506

    not on mine yet like lol still waiting

  • Saxo2506

    were in northeast like

  • viltord

    middlesbrough mate, hopes yours get’s up and running soon ^.^

  • Saxo2506

    were u at like am in northeast mines still down lol

  • Ejju88

    this partial service thingy is pants my partner is getting your account is banned or temporarily suspended what does this mean he hasnt been on in a week its been off now for 3 days and now all this with the psn down whats going on????

  • Saxo2506

    am in durham m8 did u turn ya internet of or out like

  • Saxo2506

    PlayStation®Network Partially available psn networks still yellow

  • C_W SCOTLAND

    on in scotland :)

  • MrMiniMotoCW

    Back on in north wales :-D

  • Corey Noyce

    On in Oxfordshire:)

  • Saxo2506

    wow its bk on now mint