PSN Goes Dark For Maintenance Today


On the US PS Blog, Sony’s announced that PSN will see an outage in order to undergo routine maintenance on January 19th, which is today.

The downtime will last from 8am until 9pm PST.

During the maintenance period, these services will be inaccessible:

– PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP, and Media Go.
– PlayStation Network Account Management.
– PlayStation Network Account Registration.
– PlayStation Home
– Music Unlimited & Video Unlimited services

Also, you won’t be able to sign into PSN through

As suspected, if you’re already signed in and wish to continue gaming, Sony advises that you stay signed in so your gaming sessions won’t be interrupted. If you venture to sign out, you’ll black out like the rest of the world until 9pm tonight.

All during the downtime, you’ll be able to collect trophies and update your profile. You will not, however, have access to the PS Store or other account features.

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9 Comments on "PSN Goes Dark For Maintenance Today"

  1. wicken January 19, 2012 at 6:38 am -

    Hmm 13hours maintenance, it’s must be a new firmware.

  2. Ernice Gilbert January 19, 2012 at 6:43 am -

    @Wicken: I hope this firmware bring in something new, like a NEW XMB, eh Sony!?!?!

  3. foxton January 19, 2012 at 7:22 am -

    this is completely pants! yeah its during the day over in the US, but this completely screws up my gaming tonight!

  4. Ernice Gilbert January 19, 2012 at 7:26 am -

    Ouch. Sorry, bro. Sony does this kind of thing way too often man! Way too often!

  5. smoge January 19, 2012 at 8:01 am -

    What’s the time period in GMT?, It will just be them putting the us and eu PSVita stors up on the PSN I bet. Not long now.

  6. wicken January 19, 2012 at 8:21 am -

    GMT time from 4pm thursday until 6 am friday.

  7. smoge January 19, 2012 at 9:46 am -


  8. foxton January 20, 2012 at 7:14 am -

    How come this never materialised? i was able to play on BF3 all night, was ot just these times in the U.S. and EU was done through the night last night? infact that cant be right either as Ernice was on BF3 same time as i was.

  9. Ernice Gilbert January 20, 2012 at 7:18 am -

    Yeah, foxton. I was thinking the same thing. I simply signed with no issues. Either they delayed it and simply changed their minds… smh.. Sony….

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