Sony confirms PSN down on Monday. The PlayStation Network is officially down, with multiple reports of network problems cropping up Monday morning. The network problems are impacting all Sony gaming consoles, including the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita systems.
An official message released by Sony on Monday afternoon stated: “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
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Given reports are coming in via social media all across the globe, it is clear this is world-wide issue and not just a regional problem.
The issue with PSN down has left players unable to sign in or create a new account, leaving most players unable to use their device currently.
UPDATE: According to multiple sources, the PlayStation network was back up by 9 to 10 PM ET on Monday
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A number of users are currently reporting they are receiving an error message saying that the PSN is currently “undergoing maintenance”.
Keep in mind that the PlayStation Now streaming service has also been taken offline, leaving fans unable to stream any titles, while media apps have been left badly affected.
Analysts remain puzzled about what could be causing the latest outage, and the company is remaining mum on the source of the problem.
A few sources are claiming that gamers are now beginning to regain access to some, but not all, core PSN services.
In the last half hour or so some sources have reported being able to access the PlayStation Store, but others still cannot get access to all services.
The PlayStation Network also suffered server problems over the just-passed holidays, hit by higher than expected traffic from new users and core gamers buying during a timed sales event.
Stay tuned as ValueWalk will be keeping up with this breaking story on PSN down throughout the day.