PSN undergoing 5.5 hours of maintenance today - What that means for you

Sony performing maintenance beginning today at 8:30 a..m. PDT; won't affect online play or streaming apps if you've signed in since March 6.

Sony will perform routine maintenance on the PlayStation Network later on today, March 10, the company announced in a blog post on its website. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PDT and run through 2 p.m. PDT for a total of 5.5 hours. That's 11:30 a.m. EDT-5 p.m. EDT.

Anyone who has signed into the PSN since March 6 will be able to continue to play games online and access partner applications like Netflix during the maintenance period. However, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management will be unavailable during the 5.5-hour period.

"We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," Sony said.

It is unclear what specifically Sony is addressing as part of today's maintenance, though it does not appear to be anything out of the ordinary.

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kingrizzy90
kingrizzy90

Change your DNS to 8.8.8.8 primary and 4.4.4.4 secondary it works like a charm

theawsum1
theawsum1

7:44 ST DC and waiting. We love you PSN but we have no lives ^^

formerroadie
formerroadie

6:38pm in Texas and still down. Ugh. Why did they have to pick the first day of Spring Break to do this?!

jahvieh
jahvieh

So, when does it end exactly?

predatism
predatism

ummm 6:15 here in Mass... still no psn 

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

Why was this the only site reporting on this?I went to my download list and thought my internet was crap.

abynum1
abynum1

The whole "You're ok as long as you've signed in since March 6" is misleading; You have to log in and STAY logged in. If you've logged back out, then you can't play online. I was online until 5am this morning, logged out, and now I can't sign back in to get on Killzone. No big deal, but just letting people know.

allyrulz
allyrulz

I'm lucky I'm still playing online on black ops 2 TranZit zombies solo

WitIsWisdom
WitIsWisdom

Forced to close the application twice and receiving the CE-34878-0 error.


WitIsWisdom
WitIsWisdom

Hmmm... so I can still play online.  Check check


and BF4 isn't working... wrong info.  I have signed in since the 6th. 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

5,5 hours not being able to access PSN will not kill anyone.
Some are lucky and have to work at that time,other should watch a movie or go out with friends.

Now for something completely different...hypothetical...
XBL is down for 5,5h and the reaction of Sonyfans is: Bwahahahaha,XBL sucks!
PSN is down for 5,5h and the reaction of Sonyfans is: No big deal,its only 5,5h.
Oo

monktheking
monktheking

Sony needs to update their last patch! I've been having audio issues on NBA2K14 since the 1.60 patch. Was working fine before the patch! Come on Sony fix this already!

breathnac
breathnac

I hope they fix the Playstation Store it always lags

StHapns247
StHapns247

Potentially negative article about Sony: 47 comments.

Information about Titanfall: 180 comments.

Only trolls around here seem to be PS4 owners and PC Master Racists.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

It means no online gaming before work, yes I've been there

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Really, this sort of maintenance thing is unacceptable at this day and age. Especially even free services don't go out during maintenance, also because we pay for it now.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

@abynum1  Its okay you don't wana be on Killzone. RODM CLan will just destroy you :)

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@WitIsWisdom  Same here, can't get onto BF4. 


Typical, finally decided to buy it today and now I can't play xD

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@sladakrobot  That's so true, you just can't argue with any kind of fanboy. There's no logic there.

meedokicky
meedokicky

@sladakrobot lol true, it is just some people from each side always bashing each other, so they're always waiting for the slightest silliest reason to do so. I really hope it is just all in good fun, because it isn't worth it.

if I am happy with my consoles, and you are happy with yours, what is the problem :)

seanwil545
seanwil545

@StHapns247  

Not really apples-to-apples as we've (web viewers) been beaten about the head, face and back with Titanfall articles. I'm absolutely sick of Titanfall articles, I don't even bother reading them anymore.

My wife went to Gamestop to get a game for my son this weekend. She comes home, "Titanfall is everywhere".

Head over to IGN and you'll find plenty of PS4 bashing. I'm a core PC gamer, I don't particularity like when PC gamers use that Master Race comment.

ne0meg4
ne0meg4

@Sevenizz Yes, they are undergoing scheduled maintenance because they were hacked. So they keep it cool, wait until all the data is stolen so they can start their service. Do me a favour, there's a door - now get the f... out of here.

Conscrumptured
Conscrumptured

@berserker66666  One can only hope. My last resort was preordering on PSN so I could download the game, so I hope I don't need to wait until late Tuesday night to be able to access it.

allyrulz
allyrulz

Only the playstation plus users has to pay for it non playstation plus users don't have to pay for it

Zombrex
Zombrex

@Gamer_4_Fun  Do you spend 5.5 hours on the Playstation Store, account management or Playstation Home? If not, then why do you care? Because unless you haven't logged in in the past week, you have nothing to worry about. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Simple solution - Xbox Live.

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

@formerroadie @mikemaj82 On my spring breaks I worked 48 hour weeks. I loved the extra hours and cash.

cpt_druzz
cpt_druzz

Dude my ps store lags aswell, and i have fiber 100/100 so dont tell me that its my connection thats the problem!

allyrulz
allyrulz

How do I delete a reply?

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

Or to have logged in at least four days ago, but yeah, the old 360 is still getting some love with South Park so I am still logging into XBL, but as a non-gold member. I'm not rich enough to compliment my PS4 yet with an XB1, and frankly, there's just not enough time in the day to play every damn new game worth playing. But I don't think a 5.5 hour maintenance delay is gonna bother too many people, especially most people who (gasp), use their Playstations daily!

hikaruai
hikaruai

@allyrulz just hover over your comment, should be a delete button there