Half the internet was been unreliable yesterday as the result of what seems to be a major attack by unknown parties. Adding to that list of annoying outages is PSN, given that many users were reporting issues with it.
If you had trouble connecting a PlayStation console to PSN, you are not alone. PSN-related complaints piled up on social media:
According to the PSN Network Status Service, everything from account management to the PlayStation Store were experiencing problems on the PS4, PS4, and PS Vita. Testing out our own PS4, the console informed us that it was "currently undergoing maintenance". (PSN was not actually scheduled for maintenance, however.)
Sony seems to be aware of what's going on, based on a Twitter statement:
We reached out directly to Sony about when users could expect a fix, but did not hear back in time for publication. It's not clear whether the widespread DDoS attacks on a major DNS host that are plaguing the internet are related to the PSN issues.
Update 5:02 PM: Sony's statement:
"We are aware that users are having issues accessing our network and are currently investigating."