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You PlayStation may struggle to play games this evening.

PlayStation Network is down for a significant number of PlayStation console owners, according to complaints from gamers on social media. The service went down on Monday, February 6, and now is not working once again on Wednesday. The outage is preventing people from logging into the PSN service, and that is causing issues with loading into online multiplayer games as well as primarily single-player offline experiences. Plenty of people are also having issues loading up video apps like Netflix or Hulu.

Sony has confirmed the outage on its Ask PlayStation social-media account or through its PSN status website. That page claims that “some services are experiencing issues.”

“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features,” reads the status site. “Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience”


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This is the third time in the last two weeks that Sony has had unplanned PSN interruptions. On February 2, the service had troubles throughout most of the day before the February 6 downtime. Those manifested as connection errors, but it also caused issues for people who were online and were trying to create a friend group or do online matchmaking.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. PST on February 8: PSN is down again.

Updated at 11:00 p.m. PST: PSN is back up and running. 


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