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US & EU PlayStation Network Maintenance Commences Today

June 1, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the PlayStation Network will soon undergo important maintenance in the United States, as well as European territories.

Both the US PlayStation Blog and European Blog said in a statement:

Starting soon, the PlayStation Network will be inaccessible for several hours for maintenance. The server maintenance performed at this time represents a crucial step in the full restoration for PSN, including the PlayStation Store.

During this maintenance period, users will be unable to sign in to PSN, though those that are already logged in should be able to remain online.

Resumption of full PlayStation Network service is still on track for this week in most regions.

Thank you once again for your patience as we work to return PSN to the highest level of service.

Details on the timing of the US PlayStation Network maintenance is unclear. However, SCEE has posted the time when the European PSN will be taken offline; from 16:30 today until 07:01 on June 2nd BST, European PSN users will not be able to access the following services:

  • PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP
  • PlayStation Network Account Management
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration
  • PlayStation Network sign-in via eu.playstation.com

If a developer’s recent possible hint is to be believed, the PlayStation Store will be back online this Friday.