Not Able to Access PSN? Well, PlayStation Network is Down!

By Sidharth | Gadgets

Now most of you may have already heard this, but for those who haven’t used their PlayStation console in a while may find this intriguing to read: PlayStation network is down!

According to the latest news surfacing the web, Sony had to intentionally bring down PlayStation Network for its users in US and Europe. The reason behind bringing down the very popular — among the PS fans, at least — PSN store is because of the external intruders who were able to wreck havoc not only to the store, but also among the millions of PlayStation users.

Not able to Access PlayStation Network?

Those who have tried to login to PSN in the past two days have been left with nothing but disappointment. As of this writing, it has been around 50 hours of downtime. Apparently, Sony likes to remain mum during such uptight situation and nothing promising has been put up on the PSP blog – apart from the fact that they are working on fixing the issue.

While waiting is all one can do, but this PSN outage certainly raises questions regarding security. Remember: not only do we have game-related stuffs on PSN, but also millions of users’ addresses and credit card details are buried in the store.

The good thing is Sony was able to take down PlayStation Network immediately, and the information will probably be safe in the hands of Sony.

How long will Sony take to uncover the reason behind the PSN downtime is unknown, but lets hope that PlayStation is up and running soon. Hardcore PSP/PS3 gamers, no multiplayer gaming for you this weekend — How do you feel?

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(55) comments

Brian May 7, 2011

I have the latest news on the hack of Sony… they just found out that it was Osama bin Laden, who hack the site. The only problem was.. it didn’t blow up.

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KIDDING1234 April 26, 2011

hey man only thing we want to do is play games we dont go on there to get pplz info u guys are the lamessss pplz i never ever meet ppl like u guys wow shhh on u. no wat donts matter im getting a xbox360 and my dad also said that if it donts start working he is going to suee you guys to get the money back for the ps3 and for ur hacking so good luck becasue he is a lawer and u arnt haha PS im telling all my friends to get xbox360 i new i should got that for my brithday instead of a pce of shit, wow shhhhhhhhhhh.

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Mudfish April 26, 2011

I finally get some time to do my “face” upload for Tiger 12…only to find out the network is toast and I can’t proceed putting my face on my golfer.
That’s the most of my worries…I feel bad for gamers who live for online play. This is very frustrating but for Sony to be down for so long, it’s gotta be pretty darn serious. I just hope, as one person mentioned, that our personal info and credit card info is safe.

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Mad as hell April 25, 2011

I think this should have been in the making already far as the security, how could you speak on having the best gaming system if someone can hack into it anyway….This really suck that some people looks forward to coming home after a hard day of work and just to get a game on…but now its kinda fucked up. I guess it is XBOX time.

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ramboturner1 April 25, 2011

i fucking pissed off i have finally got a holiday and i cant play with my freinds on zombies and multiplayer it sucks fuck!!!!

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conor coleman April 25, 2011

i need 2 play black ops im a 10th prestige nd im pissed about sony get it fixed soon please or im gettin xbox!!!

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Blue&Silver April 24, 2011

f*** now i might just have 2 buy an xbox 360 cause of things like this. THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!!!! 🙁 this lines from MW2 some angry player lol

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WEade3flash`` April 23, 2011

LOLOL I been on Netflix just Keep pressing log in
log in
and O until u get on
i been watching netflix all day lol

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fucusony April 23, 2011

fuck u fuck u fuck u fuck u fuck u fuck u fuck u fuck fuck SONY!!!!!! FIX IT NOW DAMN IT!!!!!!

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blackjackpizza April 23, 2011

I think that sony needs to pay more attention to people with nothing else better to do except sit on their asses and cause everyones ps3 to not work like hackers that do nothing except cause viruses I believe if sony could take whoever hacked the ps3’s and put these idiots in prison. And it would be nice if soney could put a really good antivirius on all ps3’s just like people can use on their computer to keep their computers safe pc but these hackers need to be put in prison because they have caused allot of people to not beable to get online. Blackjackpizza

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sam April 23, 2011

im POed, i can only play on the weekend, now i have to wait ANOTHER week to play online, ARRRGGGG

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keenan barkley April 23, 2011

bullsh!t bullsh!t i tell ya

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kcwestchamps April 23, 2011

netflix still works even though psn is down. just keep hitting sign in and the “o” (back) button until netflix finish loading

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Dustin joy April 23, 2011

Sony a BIG Fuck You from all us ps3 users THANKS U DIRTY COCKMEAT SANDWICH!

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WTFImTryinaPlayZomBies April 23, 2011

Time to take my buttocks back to XBOX 360… Thanks for the damned notice Sony.. no netflix no NOTHING!!! GREAT!

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Leathalprey April 23, 2011

Yes, time for MW2 Special Ops!!!!! Oh yeea

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jyzzerofoz April 23, 2011

Time to go outside, get laid, or do both at the same time!

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    Morgun April 23, 2011

    Haha

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chavis2783 April 23, 2011

Its bullshit do I get my money that is on psn or do they reset it all my point is this free or not psn should have gave us more info on what is really going on they keep us in the dark on top of that they r loseing fans very fast because of this its not like they don’t have the money to get this done so do it and next time psn pick your fights more carefully lol

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    jons9559 April 23, 2011

    They actually did say what the cause of the outage is today

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Alessio April 23, 2011

This is redic!! 3 days of downtime? I’m def switchn to xbox baby. xbox forever dudes!

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    ps3sucks April 23, 2011

    xbox baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    frozenman31 April 23, 2011

    x box sucks ps3 might be down but is blue ray and you dont got to pay ps3 for internet use ps3 rules dude!!!!

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AlabamaSlammaJammaMamma April 23, 2011

Playstation Better Git r done soon.

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Rockstarfishhead April 23, 2011

The first thing that popped into my head after it was over 24 hours of downtime was “eh, it’s free.” we brag and boast about how awesome it is that we don’t have to pay for our internet service and of course we get all in a huff cuz baby wants his crack bottle. not to say that i should expect crappy service because it is free, but i think since we don’t have to pay $60/yr we should have more patience.

I also thought the bit about the playstation store information was insightful, I had not thought about that. In that case, I’m glad Sony was able to respond quickly enough. It’d be cool if they could use this time to work out any kinks, not to say that there are any glaring problems, but now that it’s completely down they have time to do a little spring cleaning.

let’s all take this time to realize what’s good in life. Weed and dubstep bitches.

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Payton April 23, 2011

i’m reall P’d off IT MY SPRING BREAK AND I CAN’T PLAY ONLINE WTF.
I MIGHT SWITCH TO XBOX even if i have to pay for it at least i know i won’t have to worry about not getting online. Sony you need to step up and fix this problem NOW!

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mike r April 23, 2011

I Have a x box. i switched to the PS3 because it is free. I understand getting updates late and new map packs the hole 9 yards, but this is ridiculous. I have a life so gaming all day and night isn’t an issue. I think you guys should have better security and start pleasing the PlayStation users a lot more instead of waiting a hole month after Xbox gets theres.

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Jace April 23, 2011

But Sony still hasnt broken Xbox Lives record of 14 days downtime. Im sticking with sony. PSN is a free service, what do you expect? Im surpirised you guys are that stupid.

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    Nightmare April 23, 2011

    Don’t be an idiot. It’s called customer service. Sony is a F’n Nazi when it comes to customer problems and need to step it up. You’re that stupid if you are going to just chalk it up as “expected service”, they are going to lose customers.

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MJ April 23, 2011

Ya I’m gonna give xbox another shot. I like the PS3 but it takes to long to load sometimes and I just feel like I’m missing out for some reason. I also want to listen to music while playing my favorite games and just in time for GOW 3. Microsoft you’ve got one more chance!

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Mitch April 23, 2011

How did Sony fail when they denied an outside source you credit card information, by temporarily shutting down psn? If it affects your life that much, then go outside.

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kuest1 April 23, 2011

hey fdx and morning star it would be smart for you guys to wait and see what happens maybe they will fix the problem and give users something to compensate for the time that it was down, but you know what yeah your right you should switch over to the 360 then you can rent blurays…….oh wait, thats right you cant play bluray movies on the 360, well the kinect is pretty good… oh wait no its not it sometimes doesnt even recognize the user, well at least theres some good exclusive titles coming soon…. oh damn the only good exclusive title coming to the 360 is gears of war and the gameplay on that is pretty much just halo with new characters…. well good luck on that peeps

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Tim April 23, 2011

THthis is complete and utter b.s as I just purchased the map pack for black ops a few days back. Even worse is since I installed it I haven’t even played it since….$15 I basically threw away for now anyway. Get your sh*t together Sony. In my mind all users should be reimbursed for this in some way!

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Irritated April 23, 2011

It’s ok Sony I really didnt want to play my new socom 4 game anyway…..

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TripKronic April 23, 2011

I feel lied to and unprotected!

It’s most likely to do with them doing security patches to PSN so people can’t download PSN content for free.

Sony lies to their customers all the time

why not publish how sony took the other os from us when we paid for it.

Sony causes problems for them self and then they try to make everyone think hackers and cheaters are the ones that want these modified firmware. we just want the right to use the other OS feature that we paid for and they took from us.

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    im- 2-drunk-4-u April 23, 2011

    sounds like u suck and need mods and hax to compete well i am personly glad sony wont let u use that other crap. cheaters can go cry some where else

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mr.monster April 23, 2011

when will psn be back up and running

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Yung-Slanga April 23, 2011

I am very dissappointed over the network down, but yes I do see that this shouldve happened now instead of later. This is just a minor setback, and I will never abandoned my PS3 console especially for and XBOX. I am just going to be humble, and let them work out the tweaks. However I do appreciate that the online services are free. I do believe we should receive something for this network error, being as though its on a big title release wekk. I aint going nowhere SONY, so handle your business and get me back online.

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MeticulousAssassin April 23, 2011

Haha you’re going to trade in your ps3 for an xbox because you can’t play for one weekend?! Wow. I have all the modern systems and xbox is great, don’t get me wrong, but say bye to all the great games like Killzone. Oh and did I mention that Microsoft brings down xbox live at least twice a year for maintenance? Bet you didn’t know that.

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mr_nite April 23, 2011

I am dissappointed because i just bought the socom sharpshooter bundle and i was looking forward to playing multiplayer, but my wife is probably happy cause ,”I play the game too much.” I am not ready to trade my PS3 for an xbox anytime soon. I think people have become too used to getting things instantly that we may have gotten a little impatient. I like that i dont have to pay for online play and find that sony gamers are generally more my age group than xbox’s. So, yeah it sucks, but its not the biggest issue in the world today.

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Eric April 23, 2011

It is not the reliability of the Playstation Network or Sony that is the problem, it is that a hacker group called Anonymous declared war on Sony and hacked into the system. They were upset that Sony was suing a guy with the last name of Hotz, who broke the terms of use agreement and “jailbroke” his PS3 (he also was the first to jailbreak the IPhone and put that information on the internet). He used a code that he wrote himself and put it up on his website and made a video of it on youtube. Sony had every right to sue Hotz. Sony also grabbed the IP addresses that had viewed his website and videos. This upset Anonymous even more so they declared war on Sony.

Anonymous has threatened to take the identity of many users so this is why PSN is down. Anonymous is nothing better than a terrorist organization and is breaking many identity laws.

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    KIDDING1234 April 26, 2011

    man ur right yo u want to go and make them pay because me and my boys are getting reaveg on them so more anonsymas however u spell that s**** well no fuck ever thing u all said this is forreal bull shit how did this fagget fake gang or what ever take over sony tell me tht sony has way more money and they get the put down naw i love sony its way better than pay about 1,000 ever 3 to 4 years to get onilne shit ill go to lazertag get xbox360 for free haha well fuck anonyamos i no how to h*** watch when there is no more anonaymoss yayayayay 🙂

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Murda April 23, 2011

Wtf u guys complaining about…psn is free…why would uuu pay for something that was intended to be free

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PapaSmurf April 23, 2011

I am also thinking of an xbox. I dont like paying to play online but it is starting to look more worth the security.

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Myself April 23, 2011

So I wonder how long before we have to pay for online service, this never happens to X-box…oh that’s right, they can afford to stop hackers before they can do any damage…. I guess we got what we paid for.

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Demonhawk April 23, 2011

This is bull. I only have the opportunity to get on playstation on the weekends. My dedication to ps3 is gone and I’m going back to 360 so I don’t have to deal with this.

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TripKronic April 23, 2011

Agreed. This is not the first time Sony experienced security issues. Even though I am certain that private information regarding PSN payments is safe with Sony, I am not to sure about whether or not this will be the last security issue or whether or not I will continue to purchase similar Sony products in the future.

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Richard April 23, 2011

I heard the reason it wasn’t working is PS3 could not handle the steam engine. I heard from a video game insider that mortal kombat’s online features were way too robust for PS3 to handle.
This to me seem like a cover up for the long neglected weakness of the PS3’s online capabilities.

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CJY23 April 23, 2011

I am going to buy an Xbox today just because of this bullshit

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tae April 23, 2011

Well to all you unloyal haters take yall asses to 360 we don’t need you, you see the people tryin to fix and improve their stuff(security, network)… but anyways bye and have fun with your 360’s and have fun payin for everything chumps.

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Courtney miller April 23, 2011

I just want 2 say that i don’t even have the game but I go over 2 my friend house & play black ops & I am very upset I am thinking bout buying the game but not if this gone happen this game system cost $299 & I don’t think I want 2 waste any money on something like this 2 happen well hope that it gets fixed soon like b4 this wednesday27…that’s wen I was gone buy it…(the game system)

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FdX Music April 23, 2011

I agree with morningstar..Im beginning to think I need to trade in my ps3 for a 360. GREAT time for Microsoft to have a super sale on 360’s huh????

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    sillyrabit111 April 23, 2011

    in my opinion trading in your playstion for a 360 right now is like trading in a ferarri for a honda civic because you need an oil change… there is a reason that the xbox is extremely cheap. and it has been since before christmas.

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Morningstar April 23, 2011

I feel like I’m not surprised. Sony has really failed with this console making lots of promises they can’t deliver on. For the first time since the PS1 came out I’m questioning my dedication to the Playstation brand.

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    dyjonn11 April 23, 2011

    fuck you all just cuz the psn got hacked dont mean shit!

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