PSN Messages PS4 PlayStation 4

Over the weekend, many PS4 owners reported receiving a PlayStation Network message that rendered their console useless. Opening one of these messages bricks your PS4, forcing a factory reset in order to get it going again. It seems that the problem is widespread enough that Sony has caught wind of it, as it's currently working on a fix.

In an email to VG247, Sony stated: "We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem." Hopefully this will be made available soon to avoid too many people inadvertently breaking their consoles. In the meantime, there are a couple of ways you can work around the issue, which we detail in this article.

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