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Update #2: The hiccups affecting PSN today appear to be easing up, with Sony slowly restoring functionality around the world. If you're still having problems, try restarting your console to see if it helps.

Update #1: While the PSN is not down for everyone, it seems that Sony is having some real challenges with its servers today. Specifically, there appears to be an issue with regards to PS Plus authentication, rendering games that require a subscription for multiplayer temporarily unplayable.

PlayStation Japan has acknowledged the problem, and we imagine other regional departments at Sony will follow.

Original Story: The PlayStation Network is currently having some issues, according to a number of users.

Online functionality appears to be working okay for us at the moment, but nearly a thousand players have submitted a report to website Downdetector in the last couple of hours. At the time of writing, Sony has not acknowledged any server outages, and the official PSN Status webpage states all is working as normal. Some are suggesting this has something to do with the latest firmware update for PS5, as well as PS4, but nothing is certain just yet.

We'll of course keep you up to date if any official statement is made on these reported PSN problems. Are you unable to connect to your online games on PS5 and PS4? Tell us in the comments section below.