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PSN down today for maintenance

We have an important heads-up to those that are planning an Easter gaming marathon session on the PS4. Sony has once again sent out word that the PS4 needs maintenance and that PSN will be down on April 21 2014.

Considering that many gamers will have a day off during Easter Monday, it isn’t exactly the ideal time to be performing more maintenance. However, Sony will be taking certain parts of the PlayStation Network down and we can confirm that it will be offline for six hours.

The most important thing to tell you though is to remain signed in if you intend to play PS4 for long periods on Monday. The official start time for the PSN down period is from 9:50AM to 3:50 PM Pacific Time, or 12:50pm to 6:50pm Eastern Time.

For our readers in the UK, this relates to 16:00pm BST to 04:00am, according to the SEN website. Sony has already confirmed that the services affected are Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, Sony Entertainment Network Store and PSN.

As with maintenance periods in the past, as long as you remain signed into PSN at some point before the maintenance period begins, you should be ok to continue playing PS4 games online – such as Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts, FIFA 14 and so on.

Sony has once again apologized for the sudden bout of maintenance and obviously some gamers will be unhappy about it occurring over Easter.

Let us know how you feel about this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Cigar
Cigar

been trying to play warframe for an hour now with no luck, also COD ghosts. notification pops “Sony network entertainment is busy now” as of this minute. noticed some friends playing BF4 online just fine.

Sci0n
Sci0n

Mines is up now, currently listening to some old wu tang on music unlimited. That Only Built For Cuban Linx Raekwon album still the illest! its up in Boston, MA USA

Andre A Silvestri Sr.
Andre A Silvestri Sr.

Ya im online on the blacktop hopn it dont boot me with error code

Andre A Silvestri Sr.
Andre A Silvestri Sr.

Im about too call it quits it says error code and than it wint work i try over in over than it does work yet it boots me out of the game idk never till today did this happen

Jennifer Wagenbrenner
Jennifer Wagenbrenner

Mines not working yet ugh

Andre A Silvestri Sr.
Andre A Silvestri Sr.

My nba 2k14 wont let me sighn in yet it did one time n than i waited for a game and it booted me when i started is psn done or is nba 2k14 and psn messed up idk it wont work ive tried everything yet friends are online but idk were there from met em online

Jake Cross
Jake Cross

is it back up online in the uk?

Cigo
Cigo

Yes finally in i guess, in HK.

mike
mike

im in!!!!

Billy
Billy

In again fingers crossed

Billy
Billy

Never mind it let me in and now back to the same message..wtf

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson

Finally in!

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson

I’m still getting an error message

Billy
Billy

Zora’s right restart I’m in…thanks

zora
zora

I just restarted my ps4 and it works for me now. try restarting if you are still unable to connect.

Billy
Billy

What happened to 6:50?????

ray
ray

still no luck, trying to play dc universe online 🙁

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson

Waiting to play ff14….

Jordan Kyle McLatchy
Jordan Kyle McLatchy

Still waiting over here in nc

Morgan Fisher
Morgan Fisher

I live in Cali and I just played Team Death match for COD Ghosts, it should be working.

Dan shaw
Dan shaw

Working in uk but can’t seem to go into chat parties or send game invites…..anyone having the same issue?

Josh Kenny
Josh Kenny

working in US!

wanker
wanker

its now in uk bitches

wanker
wanker

nononononnoononoonnonoononononnononononononononononononononononononononnonononoo big knob end

wanker
wanker

i am telling you people its off!

Peter Rogers
Peter Rogers

Anyone else in uk bk on?

wanker
wanker

make your damn mind up jack ass

wanker
wanker

you can all suck balls

Tony Sgorlon
Tony Sgorlon

its back online in uk yes

Tony Sgorlon
Tony Sgorlon

nope still offline

Tony Sgorlon
Tony Sgorlon

sorry i stand corrected

Tasha Keith
Tasha Keith

Its weird. I was playing ff14 all day now it won’t let me play call of duty. It says I don’t have ps plus.

Tony Sgorlon
Tony Sgorlon

well that’s a lie

BangoSkankz
BangoSkankz

Up and running in the UK now.

ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen
ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

I wonder if this is in preparation for the new update? Maybe it will be out tomorrow.

Øbey Bryant
Øbey Bryant

So when is it gonna be over in the us?

Josh Kenny
Josh Kenny

in US?

BangoSkankz
BangoSkankz

UK times work out as 16:50 – 22:50. Really not that bad.

Josh Kenny
Josh Kenny

whens it over central time?

Time Guy
Time Guy

The UK translation of those times is actually 6:50PM until 11:50 PM, not the 4PM to 4AM you suggest. 🙂

Morgan Fisher
Morgan Fisher

I just got done watching the food network channel with my girl. I think I’m going to eat some food and take a nap, then I think it should be time to kill some bad guys on COD Ghosts.

B34ST AK
B34ST AK

Well, At least I Can Play On My Ps3 In The Mean Time

Cmo2788
Cmo2788

Anyone else have the little locks on all of their games?

Johan Lawless
Johan Lawless

Time to fire up the PS3, it seems to be working fine.

Your Opinion Matters
Your Opinion Matters

I would also like Sony to add a pop up window to notify me when it is going to be offline and then to remind me every time I log on. At least then I would know that it is going to happen.

That would make life so much easier.

JonnyRoboto
JonnyRoboto

As long as its worth the wait

Morgan Fisher
Morgan Fisher

Ah man, now my girl wants me to watch some shows with her. Maybe I shouldn’t of told her PSN was down. lol

Fox Wurster
Fox Wurster

I know it’s tough…but try that crazy thing called OUTSIDE. You might be surprised…it’s actually pretty fun.

Mello
Mello

So annoying….I work in a school. Get little time to play as it is and now won’t be able to play until tomorrow night…..great

Josie
Josie

I wanted to come home and play ffxiv .. 🙁

Zoo
Zoo

You’ll live

Dayum
Dayum

I heard about the work being done so left my ps4 logged on….. Then power save mode came in to affect and turned my ps4 off… Now it wont be back online for me until 4am…

Johnny Cage
Johnny Cage

Its back online 🙂

Zoo
Zoo

you’ll LIVE

xY_MoonKnight_Yx
xY_MoonKnight_Yx

Not happy wanted an online gaming session before work and didn’t hear of the up coming matinence for the system a little more notice would’ve been appreciated

Zoo
Zoo

exactly ppl act like it’s there last chance to play a game. You guys honestly Can’t wait 6 hours now That’s just sad._lol

Morgan Fisher
Morgan Fisher

I was signed in but, just signed out to check what was happening to PSN. I feel bad for everyone who did the same thing I did. Oh well, it should be back on in a couple hours or so.

Zoo
Zoo

Indeed.Lol

Johnny Cage
Johnny Cage

Its back online 🙂

Tony = bigton3000
Tony = bigton3000

Who cares its just a game console play with lego 4 a few hours lol

Zoo
Zoo

I for one been waiting for a fix. Theres many problems with the PS4 and they need to tackle all the problems as quick as they can. Cause so far this PS4 experience has not been great.

Zoo
Zoo

I dont see why not.

Zoo
Zoo

It’s not that serious. TBH im still going to game out when sony done fixing.

Jhodge
Jhodge

Can u watch films still in my videos?

Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker

Netflix works tho fyi

Your Opinion Matters
Your Opinion Matters

Pissed off with this. My power went out at home and I didn’t even know we were due maintenance today. So I WAS playing Final Fantasy 14 but now since the power outage I am unable to log back on… way to go Sony for having maintenance on a bank holiday. **high five**

Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker

Stupid construction worker logo I want to punch that guy

Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker

Damn it what am I going to do now look for a job?

chris99
chris99

Just got ps4 today

ps4fan
ps4fan

Not that big of a deal

Mrhnic
Mrhnic

Why do it on the worst day of the week? Everyone hates Mondays!!!

Sickofthebs
Sickofthebs

Heard of customer service it just shows they realy stoped careing about us they couldnt hold off for one day since this is probley the heavyest gameing weekend since the xmas holidays or even droping a automated message saying that theres going to be mantance because just posting on a message bords ain’t good enough im a gamer who plays games not trolling the net just to see if the servers are going down and i rekon 9/10 gamers are like me dont check the message boards till for some reason they cant get online

Dan shaw
Dan shaw

Well done sony great timing for the uk………….not!

Matthew Timms
Matthew Timms

Why say 16:00PM to 4:00AM? Either say 16:00 to 04:00 or 4PM to 4AM.

Ed
Ed

all my games are locked because it cant authenticate my licenses… thats nice, real nice

Shawn Pierce
Shawn Pierce

Thank you to everyone at SONY for taking the time during the holiday to ensure we get a positive experience with our PSN. I dont mind waiting for that. You guys are great and im truly grateful for the hard work.

ijustwannaplay
ijustwannaplay

worst possible timing. are they not thinking!?!?!

Timmy
Timmy

Don’t really mind I have GCSE tests to study for and afterall they are making the system better

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disqus_dqrCpPmdwF

if it’s a six hour maintenance how did you’re article come to the conclusion

16.00 hrs to 04.00hrs for the uk??????

ruzzty
ruzzty

BS

faz
faz

Well pissed off about this, especially as its bank holiday

v3rs4tile
v3rs4tile

Don’t normally get Mondays off took care of things around the house so I could game all day… Sadly mistaken. Idk why not do it while people normally sleep

gieco1caveman
gieco1caveman

why cant they let us know that a few days ahead of time, I for one am pissed lol. cmon SONY your better than that.

Kensei
Kensei

This is absurd, i work 6 days a week, and they do maintenance on a holiday, really smart move sony…..

God of W4R
God of W4R

Why wouldn’t they do it from 1250 AM to 650 AM when everyone is sleeping?

Cheynne
Cheynne

Really bad planning on Sony’s part, why do maintenance then?! get your act together Sony

Wuuuut
Wuuuut

I get that’s why final fantasy won’t work

wickedproxy
wickedproxy

Hmmmm prep for the next firmware update?

Mate
Mate

I was playing then it just logged me out of the servers

Mate
Mate

It just turned off

Herve Shango
Herve Shango

thanks for the heads up

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