Sony: PlayStation Outage Likely To Last Days

The PlayStation Network outage that hit PlayStation 3s last night looks like it's turning into a bit of a mess.

"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted 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," Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications and social media, wrote on the official blog moments ago. "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."

Yesterday, we reported that we and others were unable to log into the PlayStation Network. Attempts resulted in an 80710A06 error message. The issue seemed to be impacted consoles internationally as well. We were able to confirm the issue in the US, Australia and Japan.

Activist group "Anonymous" has been claiming to have been behind attacks against the PlayStation Network for a few weeks now, and while the group's leadership has sworn off attacking Sony customers, though that doesn't mean a splinter group isn't possibly responsible.

Last March a clock glitch knocked PlayStation 3's worldwide offline and, in some cases, unable to play games.

Stay tuned to this page for updates as they happen. We've reached out to Sony for comment on whether they suspect this is the work of some sort of attack or a technical issue on their end.

We're also trying to nail down which services may be out for a day or two.

Latest Update on PSN Outage [PlayStation Blog]

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Comments

    Wow! just can't believe it's down over a long weekend! Somwone at Sony should get their butt kicked over this ...

      It's nobodys fault on Sony's end. just fu**ing anonymous

        Source? Or is your comment just a misguided guess?

        Cite your source.

    Good timing on purchasing Minecraft last night then...

    If this is Anonymous, then I honestly don't understand what they are trying to achieve.

    Even if George Hotz was still in action, it isn't going to make Sony bow down and reinstall OtherOS.

    On a side note though, Sony really need to release an indie dev kit like XNA for the PS3. Then, we could have homebrew without all this hassle.

    The extent of my COD addiction has never been more apparent! Hurry up Sony! Still, at least i dont have to pay a monthly fee to play online (yet).

    And here we see the reason consoles/PC's should not rely on the net to play games. Physical media aint going anywhere. And neither are my favourite game magazines, as the joy of magazines/books is that they dont need electricity or internet access to function.

    1st... Sonic's looking damned awesome =D Definitely another buy

    2nd.. Don't worry folks! We all know the Sonic fanboi history.. no matter how "good" this game will be it will never live up to some of them out there =P

      *facepalm*

      Sorry that was meant for the Sonic topic @[email protected] Damn you multi tabs!

      On topic at hand... meh i don't mind per se. I tend to play RPG's anyway so it won't affect me much. Just that I won't get the trophies! ONOZ! xD

    if I find who did this I will cripple thier families

    Its not the end of the world....is it???

    most been getting close to been fixed error msg has now chnged from e80710A06 to psn down for maintance which seems to mean atlease the ps3 is connecting to the network, just down not off which the error code meant.

    Anonymous say they have nothing to do with it and sony is claiming they dont but it may be another group closely related to anonymous. either way is is frustrating as i bought a brand new PS3 today and i cant play black ops. also its been 2 days now so maybe they are having serious issues.

      all that matters is when psn is going to be back on

    Fuck me maaaaan,NONE of the games that I BOUGHT off of the PSN will load up, and then some of the games have strangely gone to this trial version instead. Is anyone else experiencing this problem??

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