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PlayStation Network Going Down for Europeans Today

If you're in Europe and your Thursday afternoon ritual involves spending time on the PlayStation Network, you might want to sort out some alternative plans. Sony has announced that European gamers will be out of luck when trying to connect to PSN this Thursday afternoon. The lack of connectivity is down to scheduled maintenance that will start at 4 p.m. tomorrow (BST) and run through the night.

Sony has warned users that the PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP and PS Vita, PlayStation Network account management, and PlayStation Network account registration will not be available during this maintenance period. However, things should be sorted out in time for the weekend, as Sony expects PSN to be back up and running by Friday morning at 8 a.m. (BST).

If you can't wait that long, there is a way you could possibly play online during the maintenance. According to Sony, if you sign in to PSN before the start of the maintenance window, you may be able to play online during the maintenance. The services listed above will not be available, even if you are signed into the Network, but you'll still be able to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.

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  • Unbelieveable!!! I hope they compensate me for my time off...
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  • rantoc
    nsijUnbelieveable!!! I hope they compensate me for my time off...
    Good luck with getting compensation from a company that don't care, in a courtroom perhaps!
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  • billgatez
    "If you're in Europe and your Thursday afternoon ritual involves spending time on the PlayStation Network, you might want to sort out some alternative plans." Play xbox or PC games.
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  • tomfreak
    Why cant they just run a mirror server while the real one is on maintenance?
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  • cobra5000
    DC Universe Onilne is also down, due to the, "ProSiebenSat.1 Games transition".
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  • christarp
    TomfreakWhy cant they just run a mirror server while the real one is on maintenance?are you seriously suggesting buying a whole playstation network all over again to run it for the one day out of the year that the main one might not be up? I for one am glad you will never run a company.

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  • tomfreak
    christarpare you seriously suggesting buying a whole playstation network all over again to run it for the one day out of the year that the main one might not be up? I for one am glad you will never run a company.If the ISP and the google can do it why cant them,unless u are believing that ISP/google doesnt do maintenance at all. You dont need to shut down the entire network 1 time.
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  • Camikazi
    TomfreakIf the ISP and the google can do it why cant them,unless u are believing that ISP/google doesnt do maintenance at all. You dont need to shut down the entire network 1 time.For ISPs and Google almost 100% uptime is very important so having redundant systems and backups to run during maintenance is something they would have. Sony on the other hand has never said PSN would be 100% uptime and it going down for one day will not hurt anyone (no you are not hurt you are inconvenienced). That is the big difference, an ISP or Google goes down and many companies will lose money, PSN goes down for a day and you lose on playing games for a day, HUGE difference.
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  • spartanmk2
    Boohoo!
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