PSN server status checker updated by Sony

With the frequent nature of PSN servers always going down several times a month, we are pleased to see that Sony has now made it much more transparent when users need to check the official PSN server status website.

Before, the PSN status was highlighted over at the Knowledge Center, but it wasn’t an ideal way to check the status and many users probably didn’t even know it existed.

Now, we can see that Sony has just set up a dedicated PSN server status checker for US and UK, which we’re presuming will now be the definitive method to checking whether the PSN service is up or down.


You will want to bookmark the page straight away first of all. Notice that the page now lists sub categories for different areas of the PSN, such as the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Now and even Video Unlimited.

So now hopefully, you’ll be able to see instances of when the PSN is up for gaming, but down when trying to redeem vouchers or buy something on the PlayStation Store.

It’s a nice move by Sony and we just hope that it will update in realtime, as we’ve seen so many times with status checkers for Rockstar, Microsoft and EA that they are still not in realtime.

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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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