PlayStation Network Currently Down, Sony Working to Restore it [Update – It’s Back]

September 21, 2011Written by Alex Osborn

If you’re having trouble connecting to the PlayStation Network right now, I hate to break it to you, but Sony’s online service is down at the moment.

Sony is aware of the fact that this unannounced downtime is affecting the network’s users and has since issued a statement via the European and US PS Blog’s Twitter accounts. They don’t give any specific reasons for the downtime, nor an actual time frame for when the service will be restored.

The EU post reads:

We’re aware that PSN is currently unavailable and working with the technicians to find out when it will be restored. Apologies.

While the US one says:

We’re aware that some of you are having issues trying to log into PSN. We’re working to resolve the issue, and we’ll update you here.


The EU twitter has provided a rather bleak update:

PlayStation Network engineers are working hard on restoring the service. However, we have no news on when it will be back online.

Update 2:

Europe’s Twitter has updated again:

Current indications are that we’ll be restoring PlayStation Network services in approx. two hours. We appreciate your patience.

Update 3:

The US Twitter has confirmed the network is back online, and we can confirm it’s back in Europe:

PSN update: If you encountered issues logging in today, try logging in now. Apologies for the inconvenience!

With all of the great content that has just been released on the PlayStation Store, it’s a shame gamers will have to wait until the service is back up before they can get in on all of the fun. We recommend you head over and check out Resident Evil 4 HD and Burnout Crash once the PSN goes back online.