PSN Experiencing Random Server Outages, Affecting All Services Since Yesterday
PSN is currently experiencing random server outages, although the official status page doesn’t indicate any trouble. All services have been going offline and coming back online some time later, including the ability to play online and access cloud saves.
According to DownDetector, these random server outages have been happening since yesterday, and are affecting users all around the world, with many instances of PSN being unavailable.
In terms of how long this will take, Sony has yet to acknowledge these instances of server issues. Sony is currently in the midst of transitioning to a revamped PlayStation Plus service, with three tiers of subscription, namely PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, and PS Plus Premium. These on and off PlayStation Network server issues may have something to do with the aforementioned service alterations.
In 2015, a notable DDoS assault knocked off the PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live, and the perpetrators were quickly apprehended. Although it is exceedingly improbable that such an assault would occur again, this is yet another example of PlayStation Network outage.
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation Network is a digital media entertainment service that was first launched in November 2006 for PlayStation video game consoles, but it quickly expanded to include smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players, and high-definition televisions. This is the PlayStation account, which may be used to store games and other stuff. Over 110 million users have been reported as of April 2016, with 106 million active monthly as of the end of March 2022.
PlayStation Network’s services include an online store (PlayStation Store), a premium membership service with enhanced gameplay and social features (PlayStation Plus), music streaming (PlayStation Music, based on Spotify), and a cloud gaming service (PlayStation Cloud) (PlayStation Now). The service is available in a total of 73 countries.