The PlayStation Network Just Went Down [UPDATE]

Image: Kotaku

It hasn't been the greatest week for server reliability, it seems. Only yesterday EA and the Battlefield 1 servers enjoyed some extended downtime. And as of this morning, the PlayStation Network has followed suit with all of its servers listed as being down.

Update #4 (11:58 AM): All services are now reported as running as per usual. Back to gaming!

Update #3 (11:45 AM): Services are coming back online, although the official status page reports that gaming and social services may still be affected.

"You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience," the advisory says.

Account management, PS Video, the PSN Store and PlayStation Music should be functioning as normal, however:

Image: PlayStation Network Status

Users in the United States and the United Kingdom are in the same boat, with all services given a green light except for "gaming and social".

Update #2 (10:29 AM): Things have taken a turn for the worst, with all services offline and issues reported with PlayStation Music as well.

The problems are replicated other regions too, with PS Now, Vue and Video down internationally.

Update (10:10 AM): Despite the console itself returning an error mentioning "maintenance", the official Ask PlayStation account has confirmed that "users are experiencing issues" logging in and that the problem is being investigated.

The official status page for PlayStation's network services has listed most services as offline, not just in Australia but the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Image: The PSN network status page for Australia as of 10:04 AM.

There's no word from Sony on social media about a scheduled outage. The official support page doesn't mention scheduled maintenance either, although the console itself returns a "PlayStation Network is currently undergoing maintenance (WS-37432-9)" error when logging in.

Affected Platforms: PS4™ , PS Vita , Web , Other Affected Services: You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation™Network. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience. Status: 02/09/2016, 9:50 AM

Aggrieved Battlefield players have also begun hitting up EA's official support channels, in the belief that something had happened to the Battlefield servers on PS4.

It doesn't appear to be an EA specific thing, however, but the entire Sony network. At the time of writing PlayStation Music had come back online in Australia, while PS Now, PS Music and PS Vue are online in the United States (but not gaming, account management, the PSN store or PS Video). I've reached out to Sony for comment, and will update as more information comes to light.


    I saw this post and freaked out thinking playstation music was offline. Thank Christ.

      It just went offline.
      Sorry to crush you.

        Noob question alert. What is Playsation music? is it just the Spotify app?

    It's been having problems and frequently been down in Vic for weeks. It was down for many people according to isitdown and reddit for extended periods but hasn't been acknowledged til now.

      This seems to be a very specific area issue, I highly doubt this was because of PSN.

        Next thing you'll be telling me that the Internet still exists when I turn off my dial-up modem.

    The day I attempt to cancel my internet subscription (which also happens to be my birthday), PSN is down. I google "psn down", clicked on news, and sure enough, Kotaku "the playstation network just went down" posted 10 minutes ago.

    the price hike, now this, switching to pc.

      Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!

    I think it's worth noting that the Legion launch has been flawless thus far, if you wanted some good news regarding server stability.

    Damn, as soon as I'm hooked into to BF1 the psn goes down. Hopefully its not for long.

    Wonder if it has anything to do with the increase in PS Plus memberships in the US and Canada in September. I know that it is not meant to happen until the 22nd, but so many sites just report it as September.

    I guess someone got cranky about it and decided to show how good Sony's network is....

    If this is another SEN hack I'm demanding a refund for my PS Plus sub for the year.

      If it lasted more than a few days you might get those few days for free

    Was planning on finally hitting level 30 on BF1 Beta this morning on my RDO, but instead went back to Yakuza 5 on my PS3. Just completed the Devil Killers storyline, man this game is awesome.

      I've put in a few hours, loving it so far. Keep getting distracted by stuff like UFO catchers, Virtua Fighter 2 and fishing, though :P

        I love Virtua fighter - best fighting game ever IMO. The only problem was finding someone else who was good enough not to get discouraged.

    Service status page says it's all back online again now. I just tried the store via my web browser and was able to get in ok compared to earlier when it was giving me an error message. I guess it's up and running again.


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