Update 4/12 4:58 pm PT: PlayStation Network is back up and running again according to the official Network Status page.
On the official PSN status page, you can see that all the PSN services are now back and running. You can check the PSN status online by visiting the official status page here.
The PlayStation Network is currently down for account management, gaming, social, and even the PlayStation Now subscription service. You can also visit the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Video, which are also offline. It’s unclear when the servers will come back online, but this is the third time that PlayStation has had an outage in recent months.
While Sony hasn’t publicly addressed the PSN outage, they’ve acknowledged the issue. It’s not clear what the cause of the outage is, but the problem has been ongoing since the system was updated earlier today. It may be a hardware failure or a software issue. Sony has yet to provide a specific timeframe for when the problem will be fixed, but the outage has caused thousands of users to be unable to access their accounts.
While outages are rare, they can occur. While Sony has not released a specific timeframe for restoring PlayStation Network services, it has said it’s working to fix the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, it is best to keep an eye on the PlayStation Network service status page. And be patient! It might take just minutes before the service is restored to normal. So, keep playing, and let us know how the outage affects you.