What’s up with the PlayStation Network? For the past week, Sony’s premium online service has been intermittently offline, with users reporting issues playing games, streaming videos, and logging into their accounts.
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The problems appear to have started around January 23, and we’ve gotten tips and seen reports of sporadic outages on almost every day since. Sony has chimed in a few times on Twitter and its status page, and there are big clusters of reports over on DownDetector.com, including:
- 5000 reports on the night of January 26
- Around 2000 reports on the night of January 28
- About 1000 reports last night, January 29
We're aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate: https://t.co/NJX2xGusZM
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 26, 2018
What’s the deal? Major online networks do go down every once in a while, but this seems like an unusually long outage period for a service that we all pay for. Sony hasn’t yet responded to a request for comment.