PlayStation Network Down: still connection problems on PS5 and PS4

PlayStation Network Down: still connection problems on PS5 and PS4

PlayStation Network Down

Last night there were serious problems with the servers of the PlayStation Network, which prevented many players from accessing the multiplayer component of their favorite titles and social features on all Sony consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PS3 and PS Vita.

According to what can be seen on DownDetector, the first problems occurred yesterday evening, while the first peak in reports was recorded around midnight. The connection problems persisted for most of the night, and only in the early morning did the number of reports begin to decrease.

A quick glance on the PlayStation Status page shows that the problems have not yet been of the all solved. At the time of writing, the gaming and social features are still highlighted in red and accompanied by the following warning message: "Affected platforms: PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5. Affected services: You may have difficulty launching games, apps or network functions. We are trying to fix this quickly. Thanks for your patience. " The last update, in any case, dates back to 00:33, so it is possible that in the meantime the situation has improved. How is it going to you? We await your reports in the comments section.

Update February 28 10:15 - It seems that the situation has not yet returned to normal, as the reports of players with connection problems have also multiplied in the past hours and the official PlayStation status page still highlights problems with network functions and launching games and apps on PlayStation 5, PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita.

Great, Now the PlayStation Network Is Down Too

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This has been a rough week for anyone trying to play games online. Sony’s PlayStation Network began experiencing issues Friday afternoon, and the outage seems to have persisted into the weekend based on the PSN status page. The outage comes just one day after the equivalent service for Sony’s competitor Microsoft, Xbox Live, went down for roughly six hours on Thursday.

The status page for Sony’s online gaming service warns of issues affecting the PS Vita, PS3, PS4, and PS5 platforms. It says the problem started on Feb. 26 around 6:33 p.m. with no timezone listed.

“You might have difficulty launching games, apps, or network features. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience,” the page reads.

We’ve reached out to Sony for details about the outage’s cause and scope as well as when players can expect the issues to be resolved. We’ll update this blog once we know more.

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According to DownDetector, players began experiencing problems early Friday afternoon with reports of issues spiking throughout the evening and into Saturday afternoon. As Engadget points out, the outage may be limited to certain games: Players reported that online matchmaking seemed to be accessible for Fall Guys and Fortnite, but not for Minecraft, Destruction AllStars, and Call of Duty: Warzone.

This isn’t the PSN’s first outage this month. It went down worldwide for roughly an hour on Feb. 10, the Verge notes. And of course, the PSN famously went down for almost a month back in 2011 after hackers exploited the service and exposed user data. Here’s hoping this outage is just a rough patch as players flock to the service for the weekend.