PlayStation Network Still Down as Xbox Live Returns [UPDATE]

"PlayStation Network is back online," Sony says.

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UPDATE -- 07:30 a.m., December 28

The PlayStation Network is back online, Sony has announced with the following message posted to the PlayStation Blog:

"PlayStation Network is back online. As you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. This may have prevented your access to the network and its services over the last few days. Thanks again for your support and patience. We’ll provide any further updates here."

UPDATE -- 08:20 p.m., December 27

It appears that the PlayStation Network is back online. Sony hasn't made an official announcement about the state of its online services, but we were able to access the PlayStation Store both on PlayStation platforms and on the PC.

According to PlayStation's official website, the PlayStation Network is also online for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. Sony said that you should check out its Contact Support page if you're still you're still having issues.

Keep checking this story, which will we continue to update with new details as they come in.

UPDATE -- 12:30 p.m., December 27

Sony has addressed the ongoing service issues with the PlayStation Network in a post to the PlayStation Blog.

"The video game industry has been experiencing high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay," Sony said. "Multiple networks, including PSN, have been affected over the last 48 hours."

Sony said that there may be more disruptions in service due to surges in traffic, but that its engineers will continue to work to restore service as quickly as possible.

"If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and have been unable to log onto the network, know that this problem is temporary and is not caused by your game console," Sony said. "We’ll continue to keep you posted on Twitter at @AskPlayStation and we’ll update this post once the problems subside."

PlayStation Network's status was improved to "intermittent" for a short time earlier today according to PlayStation's official website, but is now offline again, as you can see in the message above.

Sony hasn't said when network services will be back in full. Keep checking this story, which will we continue to update with new details as they come in.

UPDATE -- 6:40 a.m. PST, December 27

The PlayStation Network is slowly coming back online for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita, Sony has announced late last night via its official Ask PlayStation Twitter account.

We in San Francisco were still unable to connect to the The PlayStation Store via the PlayStation consoles, but other users around the world are reporting they had more luck, and we were also able to connect to the PlayStation Store website on the PC, which wasn't working yesterday.

PlayStation Network was also still offline according to PlayStation's official website, as you can see in the message above.

Sony hasn't said when network services will be back in full. Keep checking this story, which will we continue to update with new details as they come in.

UPDATE -- 3:54 PST

Still no word on when to expect PSN services to resume, though both users and some GameSpot staff have had random luck in both getting online and connected to some games.

According to Sony, "No ETA available yet, but our Team is working to fix it as soon as possible, thank you for your patience."

UPDATE: The PlayStation support twitter account has begun issuing updates, telling individual users, "Our engineers are continuing to work hard to resolve the network issues users are experiencing. Thank you for your patience."

However, when will PSN be back online? Sony says, "No ETA available yet, but our Team is working hard to fix it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

The original story appears below.

Following network outtages for the PlayStation Network that started on Christmas Eve, and which extended on Christmas day to both PSN and Xbox Live, Sony's online gaming infrastructure remains offline today.

The Xbox Live status page currently lists all core services for Xbox 360 and Xbox One as "up and running," though access to apps for MLG.tv, Maxim, and IGN are "limited."

PlayStation Network, meanwhile, is completely offline according to its status site (and verified by the fact that I can't log in online). Sony has not issued an official word yet on the cause of the attacks or when it expects online services to be operational again. We'll update this story with further details as they're made available.

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whats an eta

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Whos from Virginia

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I really believe that change for the better will only come if the masses send a message. We should cancel our PSN+/ XBL accounts for 3 months or so depending on improvement. The freedom from it all for some time would probably do us good anyways.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> But what about the free ps plus games?

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Principle is much more important than maybe a couple PS+ games we may miss out on. Personally, I'm too busy with bought games anyways. But to each their own. I'm just saying that small sacrifices need to be made for the greater good to potentially occur. The only way to send a strong message is to hit them in the wallet.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> XBL has generally always been great, it really isn't like PSN. Security-wise XBL has always been more refined hell it came to be in 2002. It overall offers more features, better policing and less lag due to a much larger and more powerful server arrangement, using dedicated servers. DDoS is not something one can really fix, but XBL also hasn't been compromised in the fashion PSN has. Imo I have always felt that the free games were simply meant to be a means to bandaid the overall lack of quality/security in regards to PSN.

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I'm going to start boycotting them now, I'm not buying anything more from the PSN store at all and I'm going to buy any games I want to play in second hand stores, at list they'll start loosing some money and maybe rethink a thing or two!

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After screwing everybody's Christmas as predicted not just we don't get anything from Sony as compensation but they couldn't even be bothered to send an email of apology... They still have the guts to send the friking "Deals and offers" tho!!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> lol your statement is laughable. Sony as well as Microsoft were attacked on December 24 in a act of Cyber-Terrorism. Would you also have a rape victim apologize for being raped lol.

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Its always been on for me.... maybe they think I'm special

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I'm glad they finally got PSN up and running again. The thing is I couldn't take it anymore.


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PSN OFFLINE AS USUAL

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The steady flow of comments seems to have stopped. Does this mean that everyone is online now?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think people have just given up on it. The online users have dropped to 32,000 and network status is listed as intermittent connectivity. .

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No they're over on the Xbox ESRAM story talking trash because MS is trying to improve the performance of the system and Sony Ponies are having none of that. A sad lot.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yet you're a known X1 fanboy and you're over here talking trash. Pot meet kettle...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Fantastic response to a completely idiotic comment from Horndawgie.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> All my friends are online. Man what a shambles this was

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's a semi-fix the error still comes up but it goes away just as fast. I'm having a bitch time downloading far cry 4.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i wouldnt have done that if i were you.. Reason being is that a couple days later it will have a lock symbol by it. Then it'll say cannot connect to the server for your license just to play the game. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!

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for those who are having difficulty still trying to get into PSN heres a solution that seems to work for nearly everyone set up a new internet connection but instead of going for the easy setup go with custom pick automatic for all options (or the top option for stuff like proxy server) when you get to the MTU part go manual and change it from 1500 to 1470 when finished ignore the test connection the ps4 will say PSN sign in failed just sign in and it will work i hope this works if it does'nt i heared that setting the MTU to 1473 is an alternitive accourding to the deulshockers website happy gaming everyone

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YES WE KNOW.


Why is this still the main story?

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Now consider if Xbox had stuck with their "always online" design and Sony had followed them. Then no offline play either?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It never was always online. It had to connect once each 24 hours to refresh the license. That enabled you to loan out your games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And it enabled you to actually play them, as I recall it. << LINK REMOVED >>

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Please learn how to make a comment that involves more than pasting a link as everyone ignores those.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yatterers right. Microsoft originally tried to force people to log on at least once every 24 hours and if they didn't there xbone would turn into a paper weight until they did. This was stated at there own e3 press conference.


It was the worst E3 Microsoft's ever had. Microsoft's popularity dropped to a all time low immediately after their E3 press conference last year.

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Even still. I'm glad I ditched Mircohard for PS.

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Alright guys it should be coming up for more countries currently, according to the website. It went from 41000 to 42500 within an hour. Look here for to view for more info << LINK REMOVED >>

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hahahaha, ive been online for 3days bitchs

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Finally on for the first time ever with my ps4

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<< LINK REMOVED >> First, I don't believe Sony should say that it's online. It is not online for everyone that has a PSN account. Sony should have said online for a particular region. It's not working for everybody.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> for those who are having difficulty still trying to get into PSN heres a solution that seems to work for nearly everyone set up a new internet connection but instead of going for the easy setup go with custom pick automatic for all options (or the top option for stuff like proxy server) when you get to the MTU part go manual and change it from 1500 to 1470 when finished ignore the test connection the ps4 will say PSN sign in failed just sign in and it will work i hope this works if it does'nt i heared that setting the MTU to 1473 is an alternitive accourding to the deulshockers website happy gaming everyone

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think it's ridiculous that Sony has done this.

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You can go to << LINK REMOVED >> to see how many people are online. *Note there are over a million people who have online accounts on the psn.

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plus their websites down too now lol

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What funny saw add saying 49 pounds for protection for ps4 what protection it still get hack anyway what joke.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Your PS4 didnt get hacked. The PSN network did. That is protection for your PS4.

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This doesn't surprise me. After Sony released "The Interview" to theaters I expect Sony's online service to drop quite often over the next 2-3 months. Crazy hackers seem to have Sony targeted because of that.

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Ive restored to default, tried the mtu thing, updated my router, even reformatted my ps4, and NADA. Tried calling PS Support at their 1-800-345-7669 number and its down now too. I smeoll class action suits on the horizon...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> My friend did MTU last night and logged in. I just logged in today without doing anything,

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again and again and again and again...

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"40230 Users Now Online" <- Now that's just sad

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