Many PlayStation users are experiencing (myself included) difficulties logging onto the PSN. For the past several days now I’ve personally been having issues logging on with my PS3 and PSP. Only intermittently and with persistence it’s logged on. But not tonight. Reports on social networking sites like Twitter indicate the the entire PlayStation network worldwide has failed. No news yet as to what had caused the outage. It could be anyone’s guess. For a free service it’s hard to complain too much, but how much more can consumers take before they start looking at other platforms for their online gaming fix?
UPDATE: Via PlaystationEU twitter feed. “PSN is currently down for maintenance. We’ll update you with timeframes as soon as we can”.
I love that word ‘maintenance’. It covers all manner of sins.
UPDATE 2: Via Playstation.blog “An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.” Sony have effectively turned off Internet access so they can investigate. So this extended outage is all caused by some mischievous, good for nothing hackers.