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]