PlayStation Network Currently Down [UPDATE]

PSN seems to have stabilized and users are able to connect again.

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UPDATE 12/26/2014 -- Following Christmas downtime which also knocked out Xbox Live, PSN continues to have online problems. For further updates, check out our most recent story on the continuing network attacks.

UPDATE -- 22:30 PST It looks like most of the PlayStation network issues have been cleared up. The PlayStation twitter account does note, "Update: We are seeing reduced reports of network issues. We'll continue to monitor - thanks for your patience and happy holidays!"

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Hopefully things are back up for you and you'll be able to enjoy any new games you may have opened early for Christmas!

UPDATE -- 19:19PST When should you expect the service back up? PlayStation on Twitter says that technicians are currently working on the problem, but there is no ETA for when it will return.

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The original story appears below.

The PlayStation Network is currently offline, according to the PlayStation support website.

A notice on the site reads, "We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulty logging into the PSN. We will update this article with any changes that occur in regards to this issue. Thank you for your patience."

Similarly, the AskPlayStation twitter account has a message that reads, "We are aware that there have been issues reported with PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate."

While not quite as severe, Xbox Live is also currently facing issues with the video and music store. A message on the Xbox Live status site reads, "Unable to view certain content from within Xbox Music and Xbox Video, such as the Explore and Radio features? Don’t worry, we’re doing everything we can to get this back to normal. Thanks for staying patient in the meantime. Check back in a half hour for an update on our progress."

We'll continue monitoring the gaming services, and like you, we hope they'll be back up in time for all the new consoles that'll likely be coming online after Christmas tomorrow morning.

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