Apr 222011

Ah, Sony. As if annoying us with frequent, slow as molasses updates that provide no additional functionality wasn’t enough, they give us vague explanations as to why PSN has been down, and nonchalantly tell us that it’ll be down another “day or two.” Yeah, you read that right.  The “hacker group” Anonymous claims they played no part in this recent outage, and had previously vowed not to attack any Sony services that would effect end users, so something else is going on over at Sony HQ.   Good thing there wasn’t any new releases this week that Playstation users would want to play, except for Portal 2, the new SOCOM and the new Mortal Kombat.

While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

Source: Playstation Blog


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  5 Responses to “PSN Down for a “Day or Two””

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  1. Surprise! It’ll turn out to be the hackers fault.

  2. Still down as of Friday night. Pretty bad if you ask me. These devices are so linked to Internet access that they are close to useless (no netflix??) when it is down.

  3. Sony is now claiming an external intrusion on their network is to blame.

  4. Translation: “Our crappy security and server model is to blame.” Not that I could have done better…but then again, I’m not a multi-billion-dollar international company dedicated to this stuff.

    The gf and I would’ve watched Netflix last night if Sony’s incompetence hadn’t screwed us out of it. I still use my PS3 primarily as a BD player in between periods of gaming, so I don’t seriously regret buying it, but the software side of the PS3 has been really disappointing overall.

  5. That’s the most frustrating thing. It’s not like they’re some low-buget start-up. A billion dollar multi-national company that specializes in online services, and there’s no contingency or backup plans? Really, Sony? Really? No matter what the cause, it’s hard not to call it an epic failure. It’s been down for 4+ days now.

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