PlayStation Network Keeps Going Down

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images

What’s up with the PlayStation Network? For the past week, Sony’s premium online service has been intermittently offline, with users reporting issues playing games, streaming videos, and logging into their accounts.

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The problems appear to have started around January 23, and we’ve gotten tips and seen reports of sporadic outages on almost every day since. Sony has chimed in a few times on Twitter and its status page, and there are big clusters of reports over on DownDetector.com, including:

  • 5,000 reports on the afternoon of January 26
  • Around 2,000 reports on the morning of January 28
  • About 1,000 reports this morning, January 29

What’s the deal? Major online networks do go down every once in a while, but this seems like an unusually long outage period for a service that we all pay for. Sony hasn’t yet responded to a request for comment.

DISCUSSION

they have a hacking problem going on as well, On Dec 23rd my account was hacked and my credit card on file was used to buy a bunch of games for someone else. After passwords were changed and all was said and done on my side I put a virtual credit card back on file and it was hit literally 12 hours later. My bank informed me this was not an isolated incident as I was the 4th person that day complaining of the problem.

this is the 5th time in 10 years and when the theft on the 23rd of dec happened the console had not been turned on for nearly 2 months and game / account sharing had never happened on the console.

looks as if I will only be using prepaid sony cards “IF” I decide to ever buy anything from them again.