PlayStation took the server offline for scheduled maintenance. The maintenance is scheduled for 14 hours and should be up by 2 am PST.
PlayStation apologized for the inconvenience and said to check the Twitter feed for updates, @PlayStationand @AskPlayStation for a notice when PSN will be back online.
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Almost a month after being off-line Sony Playstation Network is back on-line everywhere except for Japan. Sony began restoring service over the weekend; 77 Million users were affected by Sony’s security breach. Japan legislators will not allow PSN to go live in Japan until they get details of Sony’s security measures.
Users will have to download a software update and reset their password before they will be allowed to access their account.
Today is day 3 of Sony PlayStation service outage. The following statement was released on Sony PlayStation Blog, “An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”
Happy belated Birthday PlayStation. PS made its debut Sept 9, 1995.
In honor of the celebration Sony will launch several promotions over the next few months: Free downloadable themes for PS3 & PSP static, Weekly specials and more. To view PS timeline and the celebration details Click Here.
Update Mar 2 – Sony Network issue is resolved. Sony posted on it’s blog “We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year.” “Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.”
Update Mar 1 – 12:40 – Sony is Advising older PS3 users to stop playing while they resolve this issue. The new slim PS3 is not affected.
Sony blog idenifies the issue as follows: “We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.” Sony also promise a fix in the next 24 hrs.
Sony Network and many PS3s are experienceing connection problems. Sony confirmed this issue and said that they are working on resolving.
It appears to have only affect pre-Slim PlayStation 3 models. The new Slim PS3 models are unaffected by the problem. Jeff Rubenstein PlayStation media manager said, “We have narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service.