The PlayStation Network is not working correctly today in at least the United States, and this has been confirmed by the PSN status page at the time of writing. It lists Sony’s PSN Status as online, although a red alert warning points to problems with the service being Intermittently available.
Problems have been reported for at least the last hour and maybe a lot longer. We have taken a screenshot of the current issues below, which are hitting both PS4 and PS3 owners trying to connect online with popular games.
Sony’s support page explains PSN is currently being hit with “high volume” and this means users are likely “experiencing issues when connecting to the service”.
You can see the official response to the problems by Ask PlayStation on Twitter. In a nutshell, if you have problems with PSN down or connection issues, then you should just “try again later”. It is strange that they cannot handle the volume of users using PSN, especially when you are playing for PS Plus.
If you are having issues logging into PSN, please try again later. Thanks for your patience as we look into it.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) August 14, 2014
Is the PlayStation Network down for you today and if so, what location are you in and of course country? We’ll update our readers as we get more, especially once the status page is updated with all services working correctly again.
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