PS3 owners confirm Playstation Network status

By Posted 29 May 2011, 19:28

Earlier today we told you that there were reports of some users having trouble accessing the PlayStation Network. Sony quickly responded and said it was down as they worked to resume the full PSN service. Now we have an update as PS3 owners confirm the PlayStation Network Status.

We thought we would update you as we have had many readers contacting us saying the service had come back online for them. Some users have said the service was never down in the first place, while others did have some downtime. It seems that only some parts of the US were affected, and may mean Sony are doing the work region by region to limit the disruption.

It is not just the US that has seen parts of the country taken down for a while. We have had residents in the UK saying they lost the PlayStation Network for a few hours. This mirrors the situation in the US where only certain parts of the country noticed any problems. There are some PS3 owners in Canada who can’t sign in as well.

It is already known there is going to be some planned maintenance on May 31st, but there were no warnings of downtime today. Did you have some downtime today where you live?

  • hone

    how to get ps3 demos from other countries and purchase games not aaliable in some places
    1..create an email account i used hotmail2..during the email setup proseces
    when it ask what country you are in you choose the country where u want
    your playstaion to log into for example if i want my playstation to log
    in to the united states playstaion store i would tick USA as the country i
    was in3..create a playstation 3 account and use the UNITED STATES email
    account as the username 4..Once the procese is completed sign into the
    playstation network with the UNITED STATES email account5..highlight
    store on the playstaion screen6.. once you click store the playstaion is
    thinks its in the united states so it goes to the UNITED STATES
    STORE7..Once there you have acsess to 1000s of l demos and games that it and if you want to purchase 
    games you dont have to create an UNITEDE STATES account you could create an NEW
    ZEALAND EMAIL ADDRESS and you would log inoto NEW ZEALANDS ps3 store where there
    games are non restricted

    And if you hae done this before the PSN went down you depending on how many overseas accounts you have you will be able to download not 2 out of 5 games but all 5 games from the welcome back package
    i have already updatedmy ps3 to the new firware and chaged al my passwods on no less tha 4 overseas account

  • http://twitter.com/edmangini76 edward mangini

    I’m still completely down. I live in the United States. If I try to logon to PSN, I get a message stating my password is no longer valid and I’ll get an email. I get the email and the link sends me to a page that is down. Of course, the link is only valid for 24 hours, so I have to go through this song and dance everyday. I’m pretty annoyed to me honest. 

  • http://twitter.com/edmangini76 edward mangini

    I’m still completely down. I live in the United States. If I try to logon to PSN, I get a message stating my password is no longer valid and I’ll get an email. I get the email and the link sends me to a page that is down. Of course, the link is only valid for 24 hours, so I have to go through this song and dance everyday. I’m pretty annoyed to me honest. 

  • http://twitter.com/edmangini76 edward mangini

    I’m still completely down. I live in the United States. If I try to logon to PSN, I get a message stating my password is no longer valid and I’ll get an email. I get the email and the link sends me to a page that is down. Of course, the link is only valid for 24 hours, so I have to go through this song and dance everyday. I’m pretty annoyed to me honest.