We have no idea why Sony would want to take PSN down today for what seems like some December 24 maintenance, but this is exactly the situation right now with both PS3 and PS4 consoles. Down Today is a popular status website that’s reporting problems with the sign-in on PlayStation consoles, although it’s unclear if this really is PSN maintenance today, or another DDOS attack.
There’s reports being left every few seconds on both Twitter and Down Today, which state PSN is down in maintenance and not working for online play. We should note though that a quick check of Sony’s official status page states, “Online” with no problems.
This story is developing and the outage has taken place within the last 15 minutes, so this could be a slight glitch or the start of something greater. We will update this article, as we get more from Product Reviews readers, on social networks, and of course directly from Sony support as well.
Is PSN down on Dec 24 for you and if so, do you see a maintenance message and with what error code? We’d also love to know the location, or nearest city to see if this is an outage just in the UK, or something more global.
Update: We are still seeing the green “Online” status at Sony’s website, but this is clearly not the case with thousands of tweets and comments being left in the space of a few minutes.
@AlmalkMubark We are aware of this issue and our Team is working hard to fix it as soon as possible, thank you for your patience.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 24, 2014
We have seen that Sony just confirmed the problems with accessing the PS Store and playing games online, as you can see in the tweet above.
Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8