PlayStation Network News

Guide: How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

How to Check if PSN's Down on Your PS4

Offline and out

In news that has us positively panicking about our traffic stats, Sony has added a tool to the PlayStation 4 that allows you to check whether the PlayStation Network is down or not. All you need to do to use it is go to the console's 'Settings' page, select 'Network', and click on 'View Status of PlayStation Network Services'...

Guide: How to Appear Offline on PS4

How to Appear Offline on PS4

Do not disturb

There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is an extremely social system, but sometimes we all crave a little alone time. Fortunately, with firmware update v3.50, Sony has introduced the ability to appear offline. But how do you change your status? Well, it's quite simple really. 1. Navigate to your PS4 profile From the PS4's main...

News: PSN Down as Reports Come Flying In

PSN Down as Reports Come Flying In

It's all kicking off

Whoa, just when we were complaining about today's severe lack of news, we get flooded with reports that the PlayStation Network is down. As far as we can tell, Europe's being hit the hardest, but there are also complaints that it's struggling in North America, too. You can follow us on Twitter for updates If this is indeed...

News: PSN Down Just Days into 2016

PSN Down Just Days into 2016

That was fast

Oh dear, and there we were praising the PlayStation Network for its stability over the holidays. Sony's online service is currently down for us here in the UK, and we're now getting reports that it's offline for many of you Americans, too. Follow us on Twitter for PSN updates At the time of writing, we can't even sign in, and Sony...

News: Attackers Threaten to Take PSN Offline Again This Christmas

Attackers Threaten to Take PSN Offline Again This Christmas

Bah humbug

There'll be very little Christmas cheer for the unfortunate band of technicians tasked with keeping the PlayStation Network online this month, as attackers have threatened to bring Sony's service to its knees over the all-important holiday break. A group named Phantom Squad has already successfully unsettled Xbox Live this evening, and...

News: PSN Down for Some as PS4, PS3 Services Encounter Some Issues

PSN Down for Some as PS4, PS3 Services Encounter Some Issues

Engineers working on resolution

It's been a while since we've written one of these, hasn't it? Reports are hitting the web that the PlayStation Network is suffering from some hitches – particularly on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. While at the time of writing it seems that the issue is easing, Sony's own status website notes that its...

News: PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives

PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives

Down and out

That massive Flash Sale must have overwhelmed Sony's servers, as the PlayStation Network is currently offline. While we're seeing plenty of complaints around the web, not everyone here at Push Square Towers is affected, so hopefully this is a minor hiccup, rather than a full-scale outage. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute PSN...

Guide: How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

Going up in the world

For years, sub account holders on the PlayStation Network have been wrestling with an eternal struggle: should they graduate to a master account and lose all of their Trophies and games, or keep their existing username and deal with the restrictions that the under-18 option entails? Fortunately, Sony has now made it possible to...

News: PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Says It's Due to Heavy Traffic

PSN Is Down for Some, Sony Says It's Due to Heavy Traffic

Maintenance not scheduled until the 15th

We're getting numerous reports that the PlayStation Network is offline for some, and as we posted earlier today, the service isn't due its scheduled maintenance until the 15th January. Users are saying that when they attempt to sign in, they're met with a standard maintenance message, and we can confirm that...

News: Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage

Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas PSN Outage

Playing nice

The venom pointed at the PlayStation Network is always at its peak when the service is offline, as everyone tends to go back to their business when functionality is restored. That said, there's no denying that the platform's recent holiday outage was unfortunate, and even though a faction of cyber attackers may be to blame, Sony's come...

News: PSN Down for Some Another Day as High Volume Prompts Connection Problems

PSN Down for Some Another Day as High Volume Prompts Connection Problems

Offline again

While there have been definite improvements to the PlayStation Network over the past 24 hours or so, it's clear from social media that Sony is still having serious issues getting gamers back online. We can use our PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita without any problems here in the UK, but it would appear that we're among the lucky...