PlayStation Network experiencing connection issues following PS4 launch

Sony asks for patience as PlayStation Network experiences high number of connections.

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Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Network in North America and Canada is suffering connection issues following the midnight launch of the PlayStation 4.

"The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing extrememely [sic] high volume, some gamers may experience some difficulty connecting," said Sony on its support site. The original post has now been removed.

"We ask for your patience," it added.

Some users attempting to connect to PlayStation Network are being met with error codes E-80E80034 and NW-31453-6.

Those affected by the errors are reporting that they are unable to download the PlayStation 4's day one update directly through the console. Those prepared to manually install the 1.50 update can fetch it from the PlayStation site and load it on to a USB stick.

The 1.50 firmware for PlayStation 4 is required to enable many of the system's features, including Remote Play with a Vita, party chat, and Blu-Ray movie support.

GameSpot this week reviewed the first-party PlayStation 4 titles Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, and Resogun. Sony also announced last night that it was bringing Uncharted to PlayStation 4.

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