Latest update on PSN service: Bad news


We published a post yesterday concerning the diminishing service that is PSN. Go to any PS3/Xbox forum and you’ll find ample numbers of fans biting their finger nails and almost tearing out the buttons on their controllers.

Now, rather than Error 80710A06 dominating our television screens, we’re welcomed by a short message simply stating that the network is undergoing maintenance. With Sony having already given a 24-48 hours penciled deadline for normal service returning, we have since received further news that may see the Playstation Network being down even longer than originally specified.

Posted via Sony’s official Playstation blog, Patrick Seybold – Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media had this to say…

“We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.

We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.”

So looks like we’ll be waiting a little while longer before we get to play our favourite games online. That said, we’re sure Sony are doing all they can and with much of the system now being re-built, we expect an improvement when it’s finalized.

This news comes as a case between the corporation and the hacker (George Hotz) which has been recently settled, ignited a flame within the hearts of a group of individuals calling themselves ‘Anonymous’ who began an offensive against Sony in trying to bring PSN to it’s knees but drew back their efforts due to the affect their attacks had on PSN users.

How have you been affected by PSN’s outage? Let us know what you think with your comments below.


  • Aron

    i think that the fight/ rhetoric between any hackers and sony should be limited to those who appreciate the monetary benefits FROM COMPANYSTOCK not the very real people that power the same network

  • Jimmy

    People just be MADE to use anti-virus software if they use the internet (im not saying it was a DDOS attack but you never know!), just like we are made to recycle our waste even tho we pay taxes or that we are made to wear motorcycle helmets even tho its our heads. People need to be made responsible for becoming a botnet slave if they are unprotected.