Playstation Network Down for Two More Days – Twitter Reacts

Posted on Apr 22 2011 - 1:46pm by Thomas Sharp

Millions of gamers across the world are switching on their PS3’s to discover that the Playstation Network is down many of whom assumed it’s a minor glitch. Sadly this isn’t the case as Sony confirms that the entire network could be down for a further 48 hours meaning online game play could be out of the question until Saturday at the earliest.

That would mean the network will be down for around five days in total (worse case scenario) which has prompted many users to ask for an explanation. James Gallagher, who heads up the official Sony blog, has admitted that the problems could have been caused by outside interference. He explained via the blog on 21st April; “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”.

The outage has come at a rather unfortunate time for SCEE as Portal 2, Mortal Combat 4 and SOCOM 4 all come with online game play and with a rely heavily on the PSN network. However they are still pushing heavily via social networking channels to promote the games with one tweet reading “What are you doing over the long weekend? Let us help.” Which spurned a lot of responses relating to PSN, some of which where more colourful than others.

One replied “@PlayStationEU waiting for the psn I’m hoping your fixing it” whilst another said “@PlayStationEU not playing on PSN by the looks of things!” – If you ask a silly question like that you are only going to receive honest answers.

So it seems PSN gamers will have to wait, how has this affected your gaming and attitude toward PSN?

UPDATE: Playstation has issued another statement.

Source: PS Blog

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  1. sam April 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    hurry up im bored

    • jay April 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      cant belive ps3 doing this right now im borred aswell

    • baz April 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      its sunny outside

    • wayno April 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      i'm bored aswell sony a muti-million pound company gets crippled by brainless hackers and take so long to sort it out

    • @trey0189 April 23, 2011 at 1:35 am - Reply


    • lordajax April 23, 2011 at 3:53 am - Reply

      sony has stuffed up again i'm taking my playstation back as faulty and getting an x box

  2. leon April 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    hackers are sad nerdy c#!?! sitting in their basements… get a life!
    you may be able to hack into sony but maybe you should try hacking into a womans pants instead you spotty virgins!

    • deft1 April 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm - Reply true!!

    • baz April 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      youre right mate, put them onto getting our money back from the bankers

    • John April 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      Nice work Leon !

    • faKer April 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      and you would be outside whilst playing on your playstation?

      or getting it on with your virtual girlfriends?

  3. Rob April 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    PSN Are just proving all its Xbox fan critics right that XBOX Live is better than PSN but i refuse to use xbox live why should you have to pay for a subscription to game online, truth is PC Online gaming has always had the upper for this !

    • chris April 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      "proving"? – really? It is VERY unfortunate that hackers have decided to target Playstation Users, they may actually be intelligent to to good some good somewhere but, instead they decided to pick on me. They claim that sony is only "renting" the PS3 units to us because they can't hack the hardware and run pirated stolen illegal games. Well, let's be clear, I purchased my PS3 so I could load MY photos, MY music, MY videos and run games that I purchased AND OWN and have NO problem with the terms of agreement. You want to be able to hack, write, re-write, mod everything just like the XBOX. Thats NOT why "I" bought MY PS3 – You are hurting "me" and "us" not SONY, we are not idiots, we know SONY isn't doing this to us, it is you…..GROW UP, BUILD YOUR OWN CPU!…HUH? HOWS THAT?….I D I O T S

    • sonny April 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      xbox 360 waste money

    • Kevin April 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Not true, XBL could probably be hacked just as easily, and if that were to happen the users would be much more upset than us.

      Imagine paying for the service and having it go down! The only thing I'm losing is time, and a few days on PS+ but I'm sure I can have sony extend that without an issue. So what? The network went down for a while. Don't any of us have anything better to do?

      Sure, I'm upset I can't get my 14th prestige over with, and that I can't play Portal 2 co-op; but who cares? It's a holiday, it's a weekend, I have family, I have friends, and I'm not paying for a service so nothing was stolen from me!

    • Justin April 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      u only have to pay for a gold account…..and u also get what u don't pay for…lol….xbox is a much better set up all around ie party chat in game,not having to exit the game to change system settings….if we had to pay for psn things like this would not happen every month….it has never happened on xbl unless it was scheduled and notified in advance….i own both systems and am not a xbox "fan boy"

    • Justin April 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      matchmaking is more on the game manufacturers not just microsoft….u get what u pay for is based on the whole experience….u can't even play single player games and talk to other people on psn playing other games

    • chris April 23, 2011 at 1:29 am - Reply

      xbox live is better then psn, i own a wii , ps3 and xbox 360 ad xbl is the best, and yes you must have a subscription to xbl but you can get that for free, check out my site, i have personally gotten xbl gold for free and over 3200 msp with out paying once cent! although i do use the ps3 to watch netflix, and it does make it kinda hard when it says i need to be signed in to watch it and there is this error.

      • lordajax April 23, 2011 at 4:04 am - Reply

        it's a scam you tool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jeff April 23, 2011 at 4:00 am - Reply

      your an idiot. xbox live was down for weeks back in 07 why do you think I switched to ps3. Playstation will fix this problem and will be better then ever. so keep your xbox and stay off psn. Don't cry later on.

  4. unreal playstation April 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    time to turn on my XBOX

    • Mike April 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      get out of here then, you fool.

    • eric April 23, 2011 at 5:30 am - Reply

      too bad the xbox was hacked looooooonngggggg agoooo……… good try though

  5. gina April 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS EASTER WEEKEND ?? My son loves black ops….now he's bored out of his skull…..please hurry and fix the problem,..,please

    • f4tyh April 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      its not their fault. someone hacked it

      • david pollitt April 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm - Reply

        you would not say that if it was your bank. regards dp

        • Synyster gates April 23, 2011 at 5:20 am - Reply

          Haha DP..

    • Ralph April 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      How bout taking him to do something more positive rather than killing peopel and listening to them curse FOOL!

      • Moolicious April 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm - Reply

        Spend time with kids, they can kill people when they are older

    • deft1 April 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      get it turned back on now!!!!!!!!!!!! all kids are home from school …i made them finish vacation h.w…i made them clean..took them out all week and now they want to chill!!!!!!!!.. get it working today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • ffs April 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply

        Ffs. You yourself are just a little kid. No one over the age of 18 would use so much punctuation.

    • Nq2 April 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Try some effing soccer, make the fat-ass run around a bit.

    • thenadlad April 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Get him minecraft.

      • dont have one April 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

        MINECRAFT FOR THE WIN!!…its so epic you have to spell it out FTW =) or play catch with your dog =D or just get out there an play!

    • brap April 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      you're the best mum're son is lucky………

    • Dave April 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      its not the end of the world. try taking him park. wastemum!

  6. dont have one April 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    wtf im tired of this sh3# fix it

  7. Ryan April 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Sony should be sued. Bunch of irresponsible gits.

    • Mark April 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      You should be sued for diluting the gene pool.

      • Brian April 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm - Reply

        omg i want to high-five you right now for saying that mark

    • Bob April 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      yes sony should be sued for getting hacked -_-

    • golo April 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Sued for what? There isn't a strong reason is there?

    • ?????????????????? April 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      its not their fault that people that have no lives and hack

    • Jesse April 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Its free so cant really complain. Maybe you would like to start paying for it? Get off your @$$ and go do something…..

    • hackersRnerds April 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      you say SONY should be sued.
      why.for giving you a FREE service.
      you effin moron.

      sony owe you NOTHING.
      its a privilage.NOT a right.

  8. greycloud April 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    The other day I bought some Dragon age 2 DLC and now it won't let me download it, it worked good enough to take my money….

    • hackersRnerds April 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      if you REALLY did purchase the dlc.
      then you got NOTHING to worry about.
      dlc can be downloaded 5 times.

  9. R700-_-Arr0W April 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    hey I'm trying to get some good games in on this weekend but now i cant but believe that they will get PSN up and running soon

  10. Marcus April 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Sony shouldn’t have fucked around with Linux and just left it! Now were getting F’d over for their stupid and unnecessary actions! We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us!

    • Mark April 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Consider this, if the childish hackers had not used the OtherOS as a back door means of hacking the PS3 then Sony would have had no reason at all to remove the feature…can you say irony?

    • chris April 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      "We are Anonymous"?. "We are Legion"?….you are IDOTS, the REAL hacking community is based on a certain level of "geek respect", the fundamentals of hacking are being exploited by "ANONYMOUS" (very original name, by the way) – I respect "true" hackers with sometimes, odd but understandable reasons but, you are not…you are rubbish….you are picking on a community NOT a corporation. You are driven by your own PERSONAL agenda and thoughts and ARE NOT representing the true gaming community, not to mention the PS3 is supposed to be a multimedia device NOT a specific gaming device. Go buy the games like we did instead of worrying about being able to pirate everything….get a job….build your own console "ANONYMOUS STATION 4"…I'm sure your popularity will help you sell one or two.

    • Stumpy1 April 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      I call BS…you are not part of the hack group that did this. If you were, you'd know that this post can be tracked back to you, dick.

  11. i hate this shit April 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    if it wasn't for the red ring of death i would have been playing pes on my x-box right now.

  12. Lionheart April 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    please try and fix this problem before saturday, c-mon your sony for fuck sake this just gaves xbox live the upper hand

  13. KREPTiiK April 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    This is realy starting to do my head in now =(

    All i wanna do is play a bit of COD nd i cant even do that.. I dont no how hard it is to fix these sorter problems.. But taking upto 4days to fix it is taking the pi$$ dont you think??

    Cant they just reset their system or sumin like that lool

    • PS3 LOVERS ANONYMOUS April 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      restarting the system would take days i believe think about it

  14. Steve April 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    It's a free service, annoying but ultimately out of our control. Must be a serious issue if Sony with all their means are down for 4 days……

    • Syruel April 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      I understand the "free" service argument, but when you have games like "MAG" that are 100% online, well, it's just a coaster if PSN is down….the consumer has to suck it up in silence?

  15. Simon April 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I might buy an xbox sony are peeing me off

    • lkdj April 23, 2011 at 2:45 am - Reply

      dont do it!

  16. jake iz sexy April 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    we should have something for this incovience of waiting, id like 5psn money plz

    • matt April 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      more like $15 so u could acctually make a purchase. I feel like beating my head into the wall. hurry up sony!!

    • Mazsi April 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      That sounds good………lol

  17. Mario April 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    That is BS

  18. Dan April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Ha! typical my internet has been crap for few days now, finally it working and….. PSN is down!!! WTF!

    FU anonymous DDOSing little b!tch.

    Sony sort this crap out and let me mash up some zombies!

    • sk8erdi April 23, 2011 at 2:47 am - Reply

      lets play zombies yo, sk8terdi add me

  19. MrTwistsGame April 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    that person that hacked is gay because its Easter people want to play online toraments like fifa11 black ops its very sad i want to go on hot pursuit online meanwhile have to play offline grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! 🙁 🙁

    • dahc April 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      what the f*** does gay have to do with it

  20. unrealhacker April 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    i heard tht it will be up and running abt 4 pm today 😀

    • Dan April 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      where did u hear that? post link??

    • leon April 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm - Reply


    • beastly phenom April 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm - Reply


    • f4tyh April 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      its past 4pm and it aint workin

      • zach April 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        Not Here =D maybe it is the truth…

      • wayyy2freshh April 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm - Reply

        its not even 1 yet?

        • Tickle72 April 22, 2011 at 11:45 pm - Reply

          where do you live ? Mars ?

    • smartie-man April 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      and is it ??????

    • Randy April 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      They said that shxt yesterday!!!

  21. Dan April 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Ha! typical my internet has been crap for few days now, finally it working and….. PSN is down!!! WTF!

    stupid hackers, wheres my damn post.

  22. dshurl April 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    freedom is not free, there is a battle going on for your rights, whether you will use them or not should be your prerogative as a ps3 owner. Suck it up.

    • Sinseer April 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Idiot. The hackers aren't fighting for some high and noble cause, neither are they Neo from the Matrix – They're just a bunch of losers with a bit of skill who've decided that the best way of using their talents is to ruin other people's enjoyment. They aren't beating 'sony' just inconveniencing legitamite people who have paid for consoles and games.

      Freedom isn't having the 'right' to steal software from developers to use on illegally modified consoles. What would the end result be – no one develops software 'cos there's no money in it and no one brings out new consoles as there won't be any software.

      Thonk people, ffs.

      • dshurl April 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm - Reply

        i write siftware, had my account banned for playing around with linux, i stole no software.

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    • ali April 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm - Reply


    • John April 23, 2011 at 4:17 am - Reply

      no, this battle is taking away our rights as ps3 consumers, and no one gives a damn about linux and homebrew software anyways, which is why this whole hacker thing started. idk about you but ive spent over 1000 bucks on sony products, so i dont want to hear this "suck it up" bullshit from people who want the freedom to cheat the system they set up for us.

  23. Dan April 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm - Reply…! heres how "annonymous" did it why make crap like this?? how could it possibly benifit whoever created LOIC?

    • McNasty April 23, 2011 at 6:06 am - Reply

      Genius post, you fool. Spread the info so other idiots can attack the network. Brilliant.

  24. kdtrapmane April 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm -