After a couple of outages in late January, PS4 users around the world had difficulties signing into their consoles yet again.
Thousands of complaints were lodged via social media and elsewhere about being unable to sign into Sony's servers. The outage has been fixed, according to the the official PlayStation service status page.
But to get a sense of the length of the outage, here's a chart of user reports from third-party website Aussie Outages, which tracks complaints whenever services and networks (such as PSN, Xbox Live, Telstra and so forth) go down:
PS4 users on social media were none too impressed, either:
— DC3 (@ItBeDC3) February 9, 2018
— bjetmariaVLOGS (@bjetmaria) February 9, 2018
Called PlayStation to let them know PlayStation Network was down. Guy said “we know.” I replied “I know.”
— Sports Anonymity (@SportsAnonymity) February 9, 2018
@PlayStation Maybe give the community something back for all the server issues? Before I made the move from @Xbox, I never had any network issues. #retweet #XboxLive #playstationnetwork #Playstation #gaming
— Buddy (@BuddyLudt) February 9, 2018
— Jay Miller (@Real_Jay_Miller) February 9, 2018
Awwwww common!!!!! Time to start giving back to the loyalty we show you #psn we all feel more then taken advantage of.
— Anne McLauchlan (@FidgetKnowsBest) February 9, 2018
— bulletbaby103 (@bulletbaby103) February 9, 2018
The outage marks the third outage for PSN in the last few weeks, with the network having issues on January 22 and a week later on January 28.