PlayStation Network Undergoing Maintenance From 2PM GMT Today
Written Monday, April 16, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 14:00 today until 02:00 on Tuesday 17th April 2012, BST, so if you still want to play online during this period, you know what to do. Sign in before 2PM today.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

  • PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP and PS Vita.
  • PlayStation Network Account Management.
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration.

As ever, you can still grab in-game trophies, which will be updated on your PSN profile following the conclusion of the maintenance. Any queries about the down time, as always can be directed to the official PlayStation Forums at where you can leave a post for a member of the moderation team.

Now quick! Go and sign in!

[Via PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by bmxnick76
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 04:56:00 AM
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Hopefully we notice something good when it's back :)

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Comment #2 by BolgTheRapist
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 04:57:56 AM
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Nooo! How could you do this Sony?! I hate you! I hate you!

Can you not see that me, yes ME! Your most valuable customer, must play Call of Duty 24/7?! What will I do? Without my online play, I am nothing! I only just recovered from that time PSN was down for a month! *shudder*
You lead me on Sony, then you snatch it away from under my nose. Bastards!

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Comment #3 by love_handles1987
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:00:47 AM
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@2 - I hope that's sarcasm, especially the playing COD 24/7 comment. Now that does make me shudder

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Comment #4 by The Captain097
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:04:54 AM
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Anyone know why?

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Comment #5 by Badcompany87
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:05:58 AM
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Why oh why does Sony always schedule maintenance in the worst hours for Europe??????? Americans always get it good! Switch it up for once Sony!

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Comment #6 by AndyBeans
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:18:36 AM
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@2 You've hit the nail right on the head there, it always seems to be the gamers who only play one game, such as COD or FIFA, and never fully engage with Sony/PSN services who complain most.

I don't mind maintenance, it's just a bit galling that they call it 'scheduled' but only let us have 4.5 hours notice. If I'd known at 8am before leaving for work I'd have left my PS3 on; at 9:30 it was too late. I've asked whether a minimum notice period of 24 hours could be investigated, James Gallagher seems to agree but we'll have to see whether his bosses feed this upwards or just quash it like they seem to do with other things they don't want to hear...

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Comment #7 by FeyenoordMike
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:26:26 AM
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Not to complain or anything, but I really wonder why they need to have maintenance so often. XBL seems to do fine and they don't fo it as much. Anyone know what they're actually doing?

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Comment #8 by exit3_sk
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:32:31 AM
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@6 they announce all scheduled Maintenance at least 1 week prior too doing so! just gotta use the playstation website more! and they have it posted in that scrolling news Bar on the XMB!

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Comment #9 by ketleyj
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:46:36 AM
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Well i guess i can spend the day revising!

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Comment #10 by Rafie
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:57:03 AM
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@5 Americans have the maintenance done on inconvenient hours as well. It's not like its during the night hours when people are sleeping. It's always during the day time when people are normally playing online.

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Comment #11 by AvR
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:00:51 AM
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It's a beautiful day in Scotland today.. I'm going outside ;)

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Comment #12 by Callam001
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:01:55 AM
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dam right when i have to go do something it goes down :/

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Comment #13 by AndyBeans
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:17:04 AM
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@8 No they don't, check your facts!

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Comment #14 by rapturesassassin
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:22:02 AM
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Time to give Home a break & get back to my one-player only games. Damn my home addiction.

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Comment #15 by Ice884
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:25:09 AM
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You know I don't mind them taking down the servers to do what ever they need too, but some kind of post explaining why and what they are doing would be nice. So that way I am not just thinking "Those damn jerks are gonna interfere with my mw3 time.".

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Comment #16 by Ice884
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:26:56 AM
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@2 I have to agree, CoD is the one game that I can go from happy go lucky to pissed off ready to beat someones face in lol

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Comment #17 by Terminator
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:27:29 AM
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I was going to boost the Mad Moxxie trophies today, now I can't :(.

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Comment #18 by kakihara301
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:28:12 AM
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Your humor is broken. You tried WAAAAY too hard.

He is right. It has been on the scrolling news on the XMB since last Wednesday.

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Comment #19 by timewarp
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:49:33 AM
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@2 Is that sarcasim? If not then yeah it's annoying but since the PSN Hack I think we've been seeing more maintenance from Sony as they clearly want to make sure a repeat of the hack dosen't happen or something else due to any unseen problems with the server. It's annoying but trust me in the long run it works out better for us like this. (How did you get -7?)

As for me I'll be ok. I've got Crysis 1/2 and I Am Alive to hold me over.

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Comment #20 by sudarsanvr
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 07:00:02 AM
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great now i have to play twisted metal for another 30 days straight to get "All sales are final" trophy

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Comment #21 by kal-el
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 07:08:26 AM
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always doing maintenance for the psn and it never changes anything lol

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Comment #22 by douggreen
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 07:18:52 AM
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This is annoying as I wanted to play birds of steel online. However PSN is a free service and a good one at that, this is why I didn't have a problem with the outage last year.

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Comment #23 by dougbarrett619
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 08:25:59 AM
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im ok with this i knew about it and i got lots offline gameing to do so i wont get mad im a 90s kids who does not need online i can play 1 player games or go to a peeps house to play. maybe some of you should try that you get to go outside for the 1st time in years. As for #2 that was dum as hell

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Comment #24 by crsn891
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 08:38:23 AM
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They probably do all this maintenance now to ensure that they don't get hacked again. Security updates and the like. It is weird though because I can usually still get online before the end of their outage window.

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Comment #25 by Bud20078
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 08:46:36 AM
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I'm not too worried about the down-time. I have
other things to do. I have 1 player games to play,
since I dont play online very often.

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Comment #26 by wrathion
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 09:37:51 AM
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@5 Just live with it. Whatever time they take there will always be a group of people that can't play. It's not like your entire day is ruined... but in this case it probably is.

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Comment #27 by KindredCampbell
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 10:12:32 AM
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yes they do.....CHECK UR Facts !! go to look at the bottom, RECENT NEWS , its there from last week.

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Comment #28 by dogwitch
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 10:40:09 AM
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thankful be out till 7pm. so i loving this time frame

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Comment #29 by dante_kinkade
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:01:05 AM
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@12 if your really a Scott then your outside activities should consist of killing englishmen, beating up the Irish and then drinking the rest of the day. Also doing it all in the most manly garb in history of ever the Kilt.

Right we still do that stuff? *was born in Canada so doesn't really know* XD

Though being serious now I have a few games and other ways to keep busy enough, and I can always just continue to grind Tales some more as I watch B5.

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Comment #30 by BAMBAM
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:10:08 AM
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@6, what´s wrong with fifa? I mean I play it mostly with my friends and sometimes online, does that make me a sony hater?
I understand the cod part since people assume, even although I also got cod, that only kids and imature people play cod but it doesnt make sence describing "Y" haters of "X" game owners

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Comment #31 by lfcfrank94
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:16:14 AM
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Darn ittt I know it's only one night but I do like relaxing after college work and socialising with a bit of online gaming :(

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Comment #32 by AvR
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:19:59 AM
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@ #29 dante_kinkade ..

Haha! I'm s-s-sorry.. I only went for a quiet walk :P

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Comment #33 by GR4V1G0R3
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:32:55 AM
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Bah, my typical bad timing, not been on ps3 for 2 weeks, was gonna grab silent hill today... Well I'll just have to remember to get it tomorrow

Could they not have all thing prepared before taking it offline to just go an almost on the fly update, rather than taking it down for 13 hours, that's kinda overkill I.m.o.

Well, back on the Xbox it is...

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Comment #34 by landogriffi91
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:51:44 AM
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dam it kinda sucks I'm typically a single player guy i asexual don't like playing online much but then i always start playing an online game having fun the next day they go down lol ironic timing

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Comment #35 by lfcfrank94
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 12:03:20 PM
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@34 I'm guessing you didn't mean to say "asexual" there? :P
So it's down for 12 hours not 13? :S

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Comment #36 by twyz
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 12:33:34 PM
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Doesn't affect me. I just got the YLOD! *sigh*

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Comment #37 by dante_kinkade
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:09:25 PM
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@32 AvR

*gasp!!*.. tell me you at least wore a kilt for the love of all things holly. XD

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Comment #38 by spoonman
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:37:39 PM
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@36 sorry to hear that. I just got a new PS3 320GB since my MGS 80GB YLOD last month.
I was able to redownload about 250GB of my downloads in only 3 days which was nice.

I'm wondering if this "scheduled maintence" has anything to do with the recent Vita hacks. I saw Sony removed a couple of PSN (PSP) games that you were once able to download to your Vita. I hope that's not their solution... "just remove it!" or remove PSP emulation on the Vita altogether because people are playing homebrew on the Vita. I suppose they will do what they have to like when they removed OtherOS, but it sucks.

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Comment #39 by MrT2
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:38:38 PM
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@27 So you expect us Europeans to check the US website regularly?... also we don't get the ticker on the XMB at all.

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Comment #40 by twyz
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:46:31 PM
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@38 That's the same model I have, the 80GB MGS bundle.

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Comment #41 by bourbon
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 03:23:33 PM
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just annoys me the downtime, cos i just got my ghost recon beta and can,t DL it. gutted,

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Comment #42 by eLefAdEr
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 03:37:43 PM
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@11 agreed! It's a beautiful day here in sunny California too. I'll be using this downtime by getting out there.

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Comment #43 by ZACHSP8
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 03:44:22 PM
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It seems to just be the marketplace whats down as I can sign in and have been able to all day, only thing I can't do is goto marketplace.

I.m in the UK so I don't know if rest of EU is like that.

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Comment #44 by ZACHSP8
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 03:47:05 PM
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@8 We don't get a scrolling XMB bar in EU like you do, so maybe you should check your facts before complaining.

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Comment #45 by mjc0961
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:44:45 PM
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I wish they would start explaining what the hell "Maintenance" is. It's really unprofessional to bring the network down monthly and not actually explain why. On the very rare occasion that Xbox Live goes down, Microsoft is generally good about giving everyone a straight answer about why. For Sony to bring PSN down so frequently without real explanation is very poor form.

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Comment #46 by Brownchikano
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:48:30 PM
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Is not that bad guys, everytime the server is "down" is only the PS store, but you could still play online.

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Comment #47 by Kojiro-uchiha
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 08:23:05 AM
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The reason PSN is getting more maintainance than shitty XBL (Sorry, its my opinion. Can't help myself) lately is probably because Sony just released a new games console called a Vita which also uses PSN. My guess is that most of the updates will be about the Vita side of things more than anything else.

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