PlayStation Network down: Can you get online, because we can’t

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Just moments after we informed you that the PlayStation Network had resumed full functionality again, i.e bringing the PlayStation Store back online, it appears that service has once again gone down again, due to overwhelming traffic overloads.

We’ve been constantly trying to sign in within the last hour, and we’ve been unable to do so, so far. Instead we’ve been greeted with various error messages, with the newest one reading (80710D36).

Is the same thing happening to you, or can you log into the PlayStation Network just fine? It’s pretty frustrating to say the least, and we imagine you guys are feeling the same, especially after hoping that you can now start to download some content from the Store and redeem DLC codes that you’ve been waiting to do for weeks.

On a side note, those of you who are still having problems changing PSN passwords aren’t having much luck, as we can confirm that the website that Sony directs you to, to change your password is also down for maintenance too – we’ve guessing it’s all linked together into one big offline party.

If you are trying to log in to PSN now, tell us if you are successful or not, remember to state your location.

Also See: PS4 update 2.01, or 2.1 for Rest Mode problems

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blackburn/1250604381 Craig Blackburn

    I too have been trying to sign in and cant i live in leeds in the uk i did get in at one point but got the errors too and logged back out .  Maybe they been hacked again or maybe they just too many people trying to get online at the same time who knows only sony can answer that . Cant wait for my freebies when they release them will try again later and post here if i was successfull or not at getting logged on .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=530057052 Ash Stevens

    Hi all i can sign into psn but playstation store is not happening very annoying if i am honest!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dermott.brophy Dermott Brophy

    my psn is working no store im in uk

  • codgods1

    i can sign in fine. and the store is running okay, abit slow but still running. uk.

  • unsungfurball

    I have managed to get online in the store then when you click on anything an error message comes up.. Also I notice that the Welcome Back package is not there. Do you have to sign up for Playstation plus to receive the 30 days free? Or are they going to do a special update download? All very confusing as you think youre up and running then bang the error message appears so frustrating  Ps Im in the UK

  • Stephen Doolan

    Yeah I’m in the UK too. Store was working a few minutes ago but was chucking out error codes left right and centre when trying to view latest content. Now its down completely. Still signed in to PSN and my current downloads for DLC and such are still running, just can’t access the store anymore with my PS3 or PSP.

  • Danny Nixon

    I’m unable to change my password too at the moment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tristanhughes01 Tristan Hughes

    I am able to log onto psn and psn store and i live in north wales in the UK . When you are able to log on and change password after you have done that go to playstation store and try to open it you will probably come across and error code but keep on trying psn store. If anyone is looking foreward to getting infamous free prepare for dissapoint unless psn calls paying £21.99 free.

    • codgods1

      they have already said that the welcome back which includes infamous, wont be online just yet as there still trying to get the store up and running everywhere first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renata.ilciukaite Renata Ilciukaite

    tried to change my password. but i get an error message

  • http://www.facebook.com/KyleWilkie1993 Kyle Wilkie

    Was logged into PSN just fine until 20 minutes ago. Purchased two ultimate team packs for a total of £1.98, and received neither, but was still charged. Game then froze on ‘Please wait….’ screen, so I reset console. Now unable to sign into PSN.

    Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, South-East United Kingdom.

    (I am now greeted upon trying to sign in by a message saying ‘Playstation Network is currently undergoing maintenance’. Really expected more from Sony. Stuck with them throughout whole crisis, never though of switching once, and then all of a sudden, they say it’s back, but we can’t get on. NEed to update there settings to allow for more user traffic.)

  • Anonymous

    I was able to get on earlier, but I went to the store and when I came back “Down for maintenance”. Really Sony? Really? I am in North Carolina by the way.

  • Anonymous

    I was able to get on earlier, but I went to the store and when I came back “Down for maintenance”. Really Sony? Really? I am in North Carolina by the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519437194 Dan Ficarotta

    Playstation network is offline, it’s been on their site for around 4 hours now

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519437194 Dan Ficarotta

    Playstation network is offline, it’s been on their site for around 4 hours now

  • Anonymous

    I know man. You would think that after a month and a half of it’s users not being able to log on to their service, that they would have planned on people actually using it when they came back. It just goes to show that no matter how much money you have, or how many people that work for you who could program a space ship, if you don’t have common sense, you are a moron.

  • Anonymous

    I know man. You would think that after a month and a half of it’s users not being able to log on to their service, that they would have planned on people actually using it when they came back. It just goes to show that no matter how much money you have, or how many people that work for you who could program a space ship, if you don’t have common sense, you are a moron.

  • Anonymous

    I’m back on now

  • Anonymous

    I’m back on now

  • Anonymous

    Ive just tried to change my password, and got directed to a website which is still closed for maintenance, what a load of ****… I cant remember the last time I played online with the PS3, and for the looks of it, it still will be a while before I can get back onlline………  Glasgow, Scotland.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blackburn/1250604381 Craig Blackburn

    went out in sunshine came back to try log in again and now the network down completely , was only joking about them being hacked again must be some much needed maintenance tweaks , but you would of thought they had sorted that out before opening the door to the flood of users trying to get online. 
    Did read a post somewhere the other day about the so called hackers that they are waiting for the store before hacking again maybe thats whats happened fingers and toes crossed it isnt them

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBIBU4ODDGP3RQU4USNP6LFYEQ neshyp

    It’s not down here in England? I’m online right now I swear.

  • Anonymous

    I have been trying to change my password for a week now and the site has been down every time I have tried. Needless to say I’m getting slightly frustrated and angry. Swansea, Wales

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blackburn/1250604381 Craig Blackburn

      have u tried password reset via ur ps3 ? psn is online via ps3

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blackburn/1250604381 Craig Blackburn

      have u tried password reset via ur ps3 ? psn is online via ps3

      • Anonymous

        I haven’t registered a card on my PS3 so it won’t let me sign on at all it just sends me an e-mail to reset from my computer. I can’t find any other way to do it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blackburn/1250604381 Craig Blackburn

      have u tried password reset via ur ps3 ? psn is online via ps3

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805800102 Daniel Bayley

      Buddy create a new user, then create a new online account. Thats what i did till i could resign back on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805800102 Daniel Bayley

      Buddy create a new user, then create a new online account. Thats what i did till i could resign back on.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonathanmpetersen Jon Petersen

    I’ve been trying to reset my password for a couple weeks now and I go through the same process:
    1) try to log in on the PS3
    2) says I need to change password and send me an email
    3) go to my computer and follow the link in the email
    4) “SITE MAINTENANCE NOTICE; SERVER IS CURRENTLY DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE 

    I thought it might work today since the Store is back up, but I keep getting the same error. I’ve been trying all day. I even call Sony and they said to give it a few hours and it should work. I kind of felt like that was what they were telling everyone. Its weird that some people are logged into the Playstation Network and have been for weeks, while others can’t seem to get past this step. Something is going on here…

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonathanmpetersen Jon Petersen

    I’ve been trying to reset my password for a couple weeks now and I go through the same process:
    1) try to log in on the PS3
    2) says I need to change password and send me an email
    3) go to my computer and follow the link in the email
    4) “SITE MAINTENANCE NOTICE; SERVER IS CURRENTLY DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE 

    I thought it might work today since the Store is back up, but I keep getting the same error. I’ve been trying all day. I even call Sony and they said to give it a few hours and it should work. I kind of felt like that was what they were telling everyone. Its weird that some people are logged into the Playstation Network and have been for weeks, while others can’t seem to get past this step. Something is going on here…

  • Gen Hack

    They’ve been hacked again, this time by Lulzsec. This is what you get for messing with geohotz. We’re all brothers touch one and all touch you.

    • Paul_smithies

      NERD ALERT, You are a class A prick, go out and get laid, you desperately need it. Ooooooo look at me i can hack the PS3 and be a pain in the ass for over 70 million people, bravo scumbag, bravo. Nothing like the needs of the few cunts outweighing the VAST majority of PS3 users who just want to play games in peace. Take yourself out side with the rest of your ‘brothers’ find the nearest cliff edge and throw yourself off, lets face it your all Lemmings anyway, follow, follow, follow 

    • Paul_smithies

      NERD ALERT, You are a class A prick, go out and get laid, you desperately need it. Ooooooo look at me i can hack the PS3 and be a pain in the ass for over 70 million people, bravo scumbag, bravo. Nothing like the needs of the few cunts outweighing the VAST majority of PS3 users who just want to play games in peace. Take yourself out side with the rest of your ‘brothers’ find the nearest cliff edge and throw yourself off, lets face it your all Lemmings anyway, follow, follow, follow 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805800102 Daniel Bayley

    Had enough now, im switching to the xbox 360. PS3 has been good, don’t get me wrong but i want stability and security when it comes to my information.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805800102 Daniel Bayley

    Had enough now, im switching to the xbox 360. PS3 has been good, don’t get me wrong but i want stability and security when it comes to my information.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connor-Hurst/1182485450 Connor Hurst

    hey u guys with bein unable to use password use this website to change password just enter email and say forgot password say as if u do it on ps3 but gives a different link when it sends email :)  Qriocity.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connor-Hurst/1182485450 Connor Hurst

    hey u guys with bein unable to use password use this website to change password just enter email and say forgot password say as if u do it on ps3 but gives a different link when it sends email :)  Qriocity.com

    • Anonymous

      thanks connor finally changed my password

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connor-Hurst/1182485450 Connor Hurst

        no problem

    • Anonymous

      What a guy, thats it working now!! you looking for a new best friend, I’m all yours lol. Yeah guys if you have problems changing password do it Conner’s way. Cheers mate

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connor-Hurst/1182485450 Connor Hurst

        no problem

    • Anonymous

      What a guy, thats it working now!! you looking for a new best friend, I’m all yours lol. Yeah guys if you have problems changing password do it Conner’s way. Cheers mate

  • Anonymous

    So when will it be back up? Any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Sheehan/1185342155 Robert Sheehan

    I couldn’t log on since yesterday 3/6/11.  I was getting the error message 80710D36 then when I tried to play a disk I got the same message.  Now my PS3 can’t read disks – I think all this messing around has caused hardware problems on my PS3.  Sony are looking like a joke outfit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connor-Hurst/1182485450 Connor Hurst

    no problem

  • Alanmontano77

    It doesn’t let either I’ve been trying for the last hour and it won’t I’ve been getting the same message and it pissing me it started when I tried to get the new dlc maps ever since I’m not able to sign in

  • Mw3Player *Girl*

    This Morning Around 10am It Was Running Fine In Central Minnesota  Now It Telling I Cant Sign In Due To It Going Under Maintenance Its 8:47pm  Now In Minnesota