PlayStation Network down for 13 hours tomorrow

Monday, 16th April 2012 00:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has scheduled an extensive maintenance window early this week, affecting all PlayStation Network services including websites.

According to the PS Blog, the down time kicks off at 6:00AM PDT, 9:00AM EDT, 2:00PM BST on April 16, and 11:00PM AEST today.

Its expect to run for 13 hours minimum, putting the end time at around 7:00PM PDT, 10:00PM EDT April 16, 3:00PM BST and 12:00PM AEST April 17.

Sony noted that both start and end times are approximate, and encouraged users to check the PlayStation Twitter for updates on when the downtime will end.

No reason has been given for the outage beyond the usual “routine scheduled maintenance”.

Unlike most maintenance windows, which mainly affect authentication and related services, this one is expected to bring down all online play, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management and diable commenting and log ins on PlayStation family websites.



  1. LOLshock94

    i think xbox live is on tomorrow, il check to make sure

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    Okay, this is getting out of control.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    [link removed - Brenna]

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    Brenna, I know that ye have a pretty laissez faire policy on VG247 and I like that, but I think LOLshock has been asking for it for a long time now. Isn’t it time to wield the fabled hammer of ban?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    fine il stop commenting, sheeeeesh

    il see you guys at n4g ;)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Brenna Hillier

    LOLshock, I’ve warned you to knock off the homophobia, and that includes linking out. Your comment has been edited.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. K-V-C

    I hope theres a change coming to the psn i love it the way it is but change is always nice :)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!


    #8 3 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain


    I wanted to play Demon’s Souls last night and my internet connection was unstable as fuck rendering the game unplayable, today there will be no PSN…


    #9 3 years ago
  10. Da Man

    Quality stuff, really on par with Xbl, yeap can’t argue that.

    Oh well, it’s free.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Tokra85

    Just to let you know it would make the end time estimate 3:00AM BST not PM ;)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    It’s odd that whenever psn goes down, you get the same comments from the same xbots (I’m assuming that’s the electronic media device they’ve got their dick in anyway), but never anything from Steam users…

    I guess you don’t need to whoop and holler how great your service is, when it is the best ;-)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Da Man

    That’s because aside from the marketplace Steam is rubbish by definition, since there isn’t even a centralized buddy/game invite system, it’s all game dependent. Not to mention it was hacked to pieces not that long ago, so anyway.

    Thus, I’m afraid I have to agree with the post number 8.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. LOLshock94

    lul steam wtf is that?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    its funyn when ever psn goes down pussy station fans always defend it lul

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Joe Musashi

    Hmm. Comment #5 gave hope. Comments #14 and #15 take it away. :(

    Oh, and are you platform trollin’ again son?


    #16 3 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    World of Warcraft goes down for a day once a week on average. Called maintenance, and that is a sub based service. So whats the trouble here? Not that big of a deal.

    The only real issue here is that as games and game services go to an always connected notion, things like this should be a red flag. No service, even xbl, is up all of the time. Even Steam hicups once in awhile. So if you can’t play a single player game because you can’t verify an internet connection(I am looking at you Diablo III), thats a problem. In my book.

    A service going down to fix something, thats maintence, part of the service(to make sure things work as intended). At most it is an inconvienance.

    Esp when that service is free.

    #17 3 years ago

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