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The PSN Is Down

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The PlayStation Network has been brought down for maintenance. Sony apologizes for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

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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.

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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.

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DISCUSSION

How is different from how the system fails for me every 30 minutes or so otherwise?

PSN is so unreliable I had to switch away from the wireless because it made my connection just that much worse.

By comparison I'll get unpredictably booted from XBL once every two or three months.

It pays to pay for your online service.