PlayStation Network PSN Offline PlayStation Store Sony PS4

Reports are coming in that the PlayStation Network is starting to crack under the pressure of Black Friday, with some users unable to sign in or access the PlayStation Store. With numerous rather tempting deals going on right now, it's safe to assume that the digital marketplace is currently being hammered.

Indeed, we can't get the store to load here at Push Square, although we are signed in. Are you having network troubles? Give us a status report in the comments section below.

Update (15:30PM GMT): PSN appears to crumbling pretty quickly now, as we're seeing reports all across the 'net. We've also just been kicked offline completely, which is never a good sign. We're currently getting a maintentance message on the PlayStation Store, with the error code 'WC-40383-8'.

Update (15:45PM GMT): Sony's said that it's aware of outage issues with the PSN and its engineers are working hard to get things back online.

Update (16:00PM GMT): Service is slowly being restored in the UK. We're back online here at Push Square Towers.