Playstation Network Goes Down

03/03/2011 04:42 pm 16:42:15 | Updated May 25, 2011

Sony's Playstation Network went down today, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Playstation Help and Support released the following statement:

The PlayStation Network is currently down on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • During this time you may:
  • Not be able to access the PlayStation®Store
  • Have difficulty signing in to the PlayStation®Network
  • Not be able to play online games
  • See a maintenance page when attempting to access the PlayStation®Network

Note: When you log into the PlayStation Network, a message may appear which states, "the PlayStation Network has been suspended". This does not mean that your account has been suspended; it simply means the PlayStation Network has been taken offline. Please wait until the maintenance window has passed before attempting to connect to the PlayStation Network again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The problem seems to be affecting all users on the Playstation Network.

This is the second time this week that Playstation's gaming and media network has gone down, and the third time in two weeks it's crashed. According to Mashable, it also crashed on Monday.

UPDATE: The Playstation network appears to be back online.

From the Playstation Twitter account:

If you had trouble w/PS Store earlier, please try again. Service has been restored for most users. Thanks for your patience.less than a minute ago via CoTweet


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