The PSN was down for hours today, but Sony says it's on the way back up.
Update: The PSN is coming back online now, Sony has said - about six and a half hours after problems were first reported.
Update: PSN services are in the process of being restored. Thanks for your patience!
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) February 2, 2015
Original story: PSN errors started cropping up within the past hour or so and have become quite widespread, according to Down Detector.
Although your results may vary according to region, here in Sydney we've been unable to get a PS4 online or connect to the Sony Entertainment Network web store.
The PSN service status page has not been updated to reflect the problems, and there's been no acknowledgement on the PlayStation Blogs or forums as yet. The Ask PlayStation Twitter account has responded to individual users saying the issue is under investigation.
At time of writing, the PlayStation Australia Twitter is the Sony voice to make a general acknowledgment of the issue.
We are aware that there have been issues reported with PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate.
— PlayStationAustralia (@PlayStationAU) February 2, 2015
Update: The US PlayStation Twitter has also acknowledged the problem.
We're aware that some users are experiencing issues signing into PSN - engineers are investigating. We'll keep you posted
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 2, 2015