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Is the PSN up or down?

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This photoshop is bad and you should feel bad

The PSN (and Xbox Live) has been victim of so many hacks, attacks and other down times. This was exacerbated by some issues of communication. Now, Sony is being proactive about telling people if the PSN is up or down, and which parts are experiencing the issues.

Thanks to poor communication in general, most people relied on the PlayStation twitter account to tell them if there were issues. Now, there’s a one stop place to check. So, if you’re wondering if the PSN is up or down, head on over here and see which lights are green.

I think it’s about time that Sony created a site like this. So many people rely on the PSN – for multiplayer obviously, but also for other media consumption. When parts of it go down, it can be hard to know what’s going on. At least now there’s a quick and easy way to check what’s happening with the PSN without checking through twitter or searching high and low for some indication from Sony themselves.

How much do you rely on the PSN? I didn’t used to care as much about the PSN being up or down, but since getting the PS4 it feels more important for some reason. It’s not just because I’m playing online with people more than I ever did, it’s also that most games seem to run better when they are pinging the online servers every now and then. Plus, if I can’t login to the PSN, Netflix kicks up trouble – the ultimate tragedy.

Last Updated: March 20, 2015


  1. Sageville

    March 20, 2015 at 11:35

    That looks like the US site, is there a site for europe?


    • HvR

      March 20, 2015 at 11:50

      Does not look like it, this is becoming the norm with Sony. Upped the local subscription price to be in line with US and international pricing but then region locks their own media and entertainment content to the US and doesn’t provide a crap-load of the service to South Africa. The last couple of months I’ve swaying more towards MS.

      I’ve tried contacting Playstation South Africa regarding this with no luck (basically thank you for your subscription but FU). Would be nice if LG can have an interview with the PSN South Africa head honchos to explain why they feel justified upping subscription prices (to bring it in line) but not provide the same service.


    • Hammersteyn

      March 20, 2015 at 11:51

      Changed the us to eu
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      • Sageville

        March 20, 2015 at 12:43

        I totally did the same!


        • Hammersteyn

          March 20, 2015 at 12:53



  2. Admiral Chief

    March 20, 2015 at 11:38

    Playing Child of Light currently, and realing just how inferior EFFING OOBI-NO-PLAY is


    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      March 20, 2015 at 11:41

      for reel? 😉


      • Admiral Chief

        March 20, 2015 at 11:48

        Fo shizzle


  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    March 20, 2015 at 11:39

    lol @ alt text.


  4. Ghost In The Rift

    March 20, 2015 at 11:58

    I don’t know if its worth getting a console any more, its not like the hacking is gonna stop.


  5. Ranting Raptor

    March 20, 2015 at 14:03

    So hackers just attack the status site first, then move on to the main PSN attack……..


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