The PlayStation Network has been brought down for maintenance. Sony apologizes for the inconvenience. Please try again later.
Attempting to log into the PlayStation Network through your PlayStation 3, PSP, or the website itself right now brings up a message very similar to the one we received trying to log in at PlayStation.com:
Site Maintenance Notice
The server is currently down for maintenance.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later.
It seems to have gone down around an hour or so ago, with no word on why or when it will be back up. We just figured if we let you know about it as soon as we could, the laws of irony would kick in and it would immediately go back up. Fingers crossed!
Thanks Matt for bringing the outage to our attention!
Update: No such luck! Sony has indicated that the maintenance should be completed by 1PM Pacific time.