PSN suffers widespread outage.

PSN Down

So you just started your 5 day Easter holidays and jumped on your PS3 to play co-op with friends.. bad luck. The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing a worldwide outage.


Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Sybold posted on the PlayStation blog to confirmed the issue and had this to say.

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

Thank you for your patience.

While Sony confirm there are issues, in reality, users can’t even sign into PSN at all. The error code provided – 80710A06 is a generic connection issue, which essentially translate to PSN is down. So start your timers, hopefully the issue is resolved in a matter of hours and you can get back to GLaDOS.

More than 12 hours later and PSN is still down. PlayStation have updated users with another blog post on the outage, explaining it may actually be down for multiple days.

While we are investigating the cause of the PlayStation Network outage, we want to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

Follow us on Twitter @PlayStationEU for live updates.

Thank you for your patience.

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  • Skaidris Gunsmith

    LOL my housemate just had a whinge to me because he couldn’t log on and then i see you posted this. hahaha, he’s pissed.

  • techau

    Yeah its just ultra bad timing with it being easter weekend. Most Thursday nights probably wouldn’t be so much of an issue and I think the US is mostly asleep atm. Will be a different story in 8 hours.

  • Jess Watson

    AHAHAHAHahahahahahahaha :D:D:D:D
    I feel much better now about Portal 2 online for xbox.

  • UR2stoopid2viewThisName

    This is to everyone who get pissed off because they can’t sign into PSN:
    This is a sign that the PSN is telling you all to get up off your lazy asses, go outside and breath some fresh air. Stop living the life of a 40 year-old virgin living in yur mother’s/sister’s basement and go out and get a piece of ass!
    It’s just a game, get over it, i’m sure your online “butt”ies (it’s not buddies, it’s butties) would forgive you.

  • Anonymous

    more like 96hours later stop lying to your customers sony…your suppose to be better than this.. everyone has a price. pay these hackers off and lets go

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