Playstation Network Down
Users in different parts of the globe were unable to access the PlayStation Network Down recently. The cause of this outage was an external intrusion. This affected both PS4 consoles and PS5 consoles. Sony is still investigating the issue, but there are possible solutions. These are just a few of the options. You might find one that works for you. You can find workarounds in the following article if one of them does not work.
PlayStation Network in Various Parts of The World Down
On Thursday afternoon, hundreds were unable log in to the PlayStation Network. According to DownDetector the most recent outage occurred at 2:48 PM (ET). Although the outage lasted for several hours, it appears that the problem was temporary. PlayStation Store, account management and game play are all offline. Sony has not yet revealed the reason for the outage.
Sony hasn’t yet released any official information on the outage. However, the company has promised that it will resolve the issue as soon and as possible. Users have had to wait for several hours before Playstation’s official website comes back online due to the outage. While online gaming has been affected by this issue for some time now, Sony has yet to respond to requests for comment. PlayStation Network users can check the Service Status page to receive updates about the problem.
Firmware Update to PS4 and PS5 Causes Problems
Firmware updates for PlayStation 4 (PS5) and PS5 (PS5) have been reported to have caused problems with Playstation Network. Users reported that their PlayStation Plus subscriptions were not recognized after the update. The problem can be solved by turning off the routers or modems. Users can also try manually updating their consoles with a USB stick. Try searching the community for solutions if that fails.
An error message indicating an internal SSD failure is another issue that can cause problems for PS4 and PS5 users. This means your device has too many data. You can clear your console’s cache by restarting it. Slow download speeds are most likely to be the reason why the PS5 update fails. You can perform a speed test of your computer to confirm this. There is another possibility that your internal hard disk is full of apps and games. You can delete your apps and games to allow you to continue using your console.
Sony’s Response to The Outage
Sony’s response to the cyber attack that brought down Sony PlayStation Network in April last year was surprising. Sony’s forensic teams determined that personal data was stolen but could not rule out accessing credit card information. However, Sony notified affected customers and notified The Information Commissioner’s Office. The UK government promised to investigate the matter. Sir Howard Stringer, the boss of Sony Corporation, issued an open letter of apologies and held a Tokyo press conference. Sony apologized for the disruption and offered to give two free games to affected customers, a 30-day PlayStation Plus subscription, and identity theft protection.
This outage was very minor, but it still caused a lot frustration for gamers. It occurred days after the release two highly anticipated PS3 games, SOCOM 4 and Portal 2. While many gamers were already used to the outage, Sony’s response revealed a lack in transparency and incompetence. Sony acknowledged that the outage was serious, but it exaggerated it.
There are several options to solve Network Down issues. The PlayStation Network status tracker will show you if all services are down. The PlayStation Network status tracker will show you if online gaming is not available, PlayStation Now or the PSN Store. Also, make sure to check your email for Sony notification. You can also fix the problem by changing your MTU settings. These are quick fixes to network down issues.
The PlayStation Network status can be viewed on the website. The status of the PlayStation Network is also available on a subreddit, although it is not always current. If you are experiencing downtime, you might try searching social media for reports. Sony will usually resolve any outage quickly. But, you can also work around a specific problem if the official site is not accessible. You can manually change the MTU if you are unable to log in to your network. Consider a DMZ if the problem is unique to your home network.