Sony has made two posts today about their Playstation Network, not to announce the PSN downtime but instead to proclaim that the network and store are both back online and ready to use. The only problem with both these posts was that both were untrue, the UK and other areas of the world are still facing PSN and Plasystation store issues.
latest post by Sony used the title, ‘Welcome back to Online gaming’ with these cheery chaps used on the banner. An earlier post explained “Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have announced that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) have restored all PlayStation Network services as of 2 June 2011, in Europe/PAL territories.”
Since then the PSN has been up and down like a yo-yo, at the time of writing the official Sony site was showing the entire network was down. Unlike last months troubles this is probably attributed to the sheer number of people logging on to collect their freebies, which is why the re-launch of the Playstation Store was staggered – obviously this hans’t worked.
The problem clearly isn’t affecting every user, a quick search on Twitter shows that some users can access PSN services whilst others are being held up by other problems. These include being unable to change their password, facing store issues or receiving ‘down for maintenance’ messages when trying to login.
Are you still facing issues or PSN downtime? If so, let us know which issue and where in the world you are.