PS4 Experiencing Issues As PSN Is Partially Down [Update]
PSN was running into some problems.
If you're having trouble on PS4 right now, including playing games, it's not just you. PlayStation Network is suffering from issues right now, Sony has confirmed, although there's no word yet on how soon they will be resolved. [Update: PSN's status page said earlier today that the service was working correctly again, but a newer update shows that every service except PlayStation Vue is having problems right now. As of January 26, PSN is having issues again.]
Sony's PSN status page lists the Gaming and Social category as experiencing trouble right now. Specifically, it states, "You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features." PlayStation's support account on Twitter also confirmed as much, saying, "We're aware that users are having issues accessing some features on PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate."
Indeed, a number of game companies have alerted players on Twitter that they may have trouble playing online right now. This appears to potentially affect everyone trying to play something on PSN on PS4 or PS3, though your miles may vary.
Neither Sony's Twitter account nor status page offers any sense for how quickly this will be addressed. As always, it could be a matter of minutes or hours. We'll report back as soon as we receive any more information.