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PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

Patrick Seybold's Avatar Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

PlayStation Network will be offline for routine scheduled maintenance on Thursday, November 17th from approximately 8am until 10pm PST.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

  • PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP.
  • PlayStation Network Account Management.
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration.

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from However, some users may be able to play online during the maintenance.

During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game Trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.

Stay tuned to the PlayStation Twitter feed for updates and a notice when maintenance has concluded.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

//Add Your Own



+ etur0 on November 16th, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

@everyone who is complaining just play one the awesome single player games while it is down the only hard part is trying to chose one because there are so many to choose from


+ John-Shooter on November 16th, 2011 at 10:35 am said:

gotta hand it to the people that are supporting that other crowd thats ruining the PSN and the PS3.. gotta hand it too them

we probably wouldnt be going through all this crap if it wasnt for them and we’d have actual feature filled updates rather than your usual +.01 security patches and maintenance’s

looks like i’ll be playing the 14th final fantasy and maybe some DCUO on the pc or something till psn comes back on line

i like how people bash sony about these things and totally ignore people that are stealing from them on a daily basis but hey to each his own


+ John-Shooter on November 16th, 2011 at 10:37 am said:

if they remove any more features they should ditch the stupid facebook feature and the dumb internet search thats between the start the game option and eject disc.. i keep hitting that stupid thing and starting the browser when i go to eject the disc w/ the controller


+ TwinDad on November 16th, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

They need to long time to integrate the new 2 device limit for PSN purchased. They need to isntall the new PSN software. QA the system, then test the system and go live. They are making major changes to the store back end it will take time.


+ JonJonXD on November 16th, 2011 at 10:40 am said:

I hope this isn’t all just for the policy change with activated consoles.


+ mastorofpuppetz on November 16th, 2011 at 10:43 am said:

@25, give mea break MW3 can’t hold BF3’s jock strap….. COD appeals to all the 12 year odls and is casual/arcade action thus more popular. BF3 is all about strategy, full on war with massive maps, vehicles that awards team play and playing to a classes strengths. COD is a kids game, BF3 is in another league.


+ ClubNewell on November 16th, 2011 at 10:45 am said:

Patience is seriously needed here ……lol..great comments lol


+ Sebatrox on November 16th, 2011 at 10:45 am said:

I will play Black Ops – combat training offline with my sister :)


+ JEC94 on November 16th, 2011 at 10:46 am said:

PS4 coming in 2013,fact or fake?


+ BlueDiamonds1963 on November 16th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

Fake, why would they be making newer models of the ps3 if they had a ps4 in mind??


+ evil23alej on November 16th, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

OH a new Sony it does ad.


+ mastorofpuppetz on November 16th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

MS will come out with a new xbox 2012 Sony cannot afford to be late and behind like they have ben his entire gen. What a disaster the PS3 has been for Sony despite a great lineup of games…. They lost a tonne of money and market share and have made bad decision after bad decision.

They need to be smarter with the PS4…


+ Kryshalis on November 16th, 2011 at 11:16 am said:



+ Nv3rt1igh7 on November 16th, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

Time to go outside….?
Cheers for the update ;)


+ BlueDiamonds1963 on November 16th, 2011 at 11:19 am said:

Is X-Box finnaly going to get blueray in 2012 then, or 3D for that matter?


+ EdReedFan20 on November 16th, 2011 at 11:20 am said:

Hey, that happens to be the PS3’s 5th birthday (In America, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Happy early b-day PS3!


+ ugo_88 on November 16th, 2011 at 11:25 am said:

so now the guys that works at sony should be doing a night shift just to please some old kids so they can play online in the middle of the week? They got life and family too maybe some people should think before crying


+ rxpapi12 on November 16th, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

Were you guys not paying attention from last week?(or two weeks ago) This update is what will cut down our ps3 download usage to only 2 consoles and will also allow us to remotely deactivate consoles. I dislike the cutdown on the limit but appreciate the fact I will soon be able to deactivate my old broken ps3.


+ NAUTICA_OMEGA on November 16th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

i am majorly tired of mergers freezing home public spaces.we cant enjoy ourselves because others are enjoying freezing up our systems.please look into demolishing this annoying nonsense


+ bkddd on November 16th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

@ everyone

If you guys look closer you can play online but you just can’t but things on the store, or access account management (which is for password changes, changing your avatar, etc.) so don’t get all crazy about it


+ lisatsunami on November 16th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Yay, servers down most of CA gaming time. Now my PSN friends won’t see the disturbing amount of time I live as a meeleeing, archer Mage in Tamriel. Thursday, anyway.


+ DCS-Tekken on November 16th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

Hmmm, Sounds like Hacker Problems again. Trying to fix what Hackers have done yet again.



+ Welfare_Child on November 16th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

don’t know why people are complaining and asking dumb questions. it doesn’t effect me cause i have a job and a life so i’m okay with this, it’s just maintenance for 14hrs who the hell plays 14hrs straight oh i forgot people who have no lives/no job. maintenance is a good thing don’t yah want stability and probably something new or improved in the xmb and psn!?


+ JoeTheBeast16 on November 16th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

I don’t know if all of you are aware of this or not, but PS3 is actually significantly more popular in Europe and Japan, and yes, even more popular then the 360 in those parts of the world.
So you can probably bet that they are doing it in the middle of the day for us so that it’s the middle of the night for the areas of the world that are more concentrated with PS3 users; assuming it’s maintenance for the whole network and not just the US network. But in either case, i’d prefer them maintain the network like this then end up with it down again for a couple months, so you all can quit complaining.


+ ROLO_ONFIRE on November 16th, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

why isn’t the maintenance at late night? like from 0hrs to 14hrs or something like that, when people are sleeping or at school/work


+ JoeTheBeast16 on November 16th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

Also, this is exactly why everyone should have an amazing singleplayer game to fall back on in times of network outage,
I had Portal 2 for the big outage, and that worked for me.
So I’m PRETTY sure that Skyrim will suffice for just one day :p


+ invision2212 on November 16th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

these maintenance usually dont knock me offline so hopefully us east coasters can still play MW3 if not i have 70 other retail games i can play i still need to finish up mass effect 2…..scrap that idea im going to buy uncharted 3 instead i needed a excuse to buy it thanks sony :D


+ invision2212 on November 16th, 2011 at 12:53 pm said:

@75 i bought portal 2 as well when PSN went down i never played it before and ended up loving it


+ crazy_kracker1 on November 16th, 2011 at 12:58 pm said:

the question is whats really going on they wont tell us


+ EJayDub on November 16th, 2011 at 12:58 pm said:

They’re doing the maintenance during the night in Europe which is a larger and more important market than the declining American market. Shutting down the PSN during the day in the weak NA market? No biggie!


+ dtgfunk on November 16th, 2011 at 1:10 pm said:

Does the Sony team call it Main-ten-ance or Maint-nance?


+ wolfman-11 on November 16th, 2011 at 1:22 pm said:

First things first everyone that is complaining get a life!!! ( or play a awsome single player game I mean come on in the past month they realesed 7 games.)

The update is probally going to be cool or lame doesn’t matter it’s PSN.

What I will be doing is chilling with a little ACR and Raymen: Orgins( ya its a good game!)

I have one question though is when will be the Home update? Just wondering.


+ CaptainJames99 on November 16th, 2011 at 1:25 pm said:

This is why older generations look down on this generation for not taking pride in their work. SCEA is typical of this attitude of making any mediocre effort yet demanding more from our wallets at the same time. Stop making excuses for sloppy work and just stop doing such a lazy job.


+ CARLOX_ on November 16th, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

Goodbye game sharing lol.


+ zornjeff on November 16th, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

i like how they just change stuff [DELETED] i dont like these at all i own three ps3


+ bnfdhfdhfd on November 16th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

Oh no! That means….um…I won’t check to see if I have any messages when I turn my PS3 on, and…….guess that’s it. How will I survive?!?!


+ Archer88222 on November 16th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

if they do limit the device activation to 2 then i’m in big trouble since i got the YLOD couple months ago and am borrowing my friend’s ps3 till december…..PLEASE DON’T DO IT SONY!


+ RipShred98 on November 16th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

Guess this means i have time to finish UC2 on crushing..
Anyway if you have uncharted 2, infamous, infamous festival of blood, wipeout HD + Fury feel free to add me :P


+ Canadven on November 16th, 2011 at 1:49 pm said:

Why does maintenance always have to happen, when I finally get a day off!? *tears* lol


+ Psicocrusher on November 16th, 2011 at 2:04 pm said:

Thanks for keep us posted.


+ xXPsYcHoC1NderXx on November 16th, 2011 at 2:26 pm said:

w t f
leave comments about
u ppl are so idiot i love psn and i can handle less than a day
u vicious


+ TGoD-Kraken on November 16th, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

Why can’t they do this on a weekend?


+ thezomb1e_ on November 16th, 2011 at 2:57 pm said:

All people complaining LOL… Least they have informed us that it will be down. You would think people would be happy they update, maintain there system regular. 1 day without MP on game’s no big.. Maybe go out in the fresh air.


+ devilmosh on November 16th, 2011 at 3:11 pm said:

I appreciate the heads up. I’ll be playing single player campaigns and watching blu rays, so I’m good.


+ JegBot on November 16th, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

You can deactivate dead PS3 systems with your computer when the feature is up and running.


+ Tank_Baked on November 16th, 2011 at 3:18 pm said:

It’s not a matter of the amount of time it’s going to be down . It’s what they are taking away from us multiple ps3 owners . I’d be ok if they knocked it down to 3 activations at one time . 2 is just too few .


+ Talgron on November 16th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

Not that big of a deal, I’ll just be playing Skyrim like I already was. Did anyone else get that burlap like map even though they didn’t pre order?


+ Lizardwrestler99 on November 16th, 2011 at 3:31 pm said:

Perhaps this lengthy update, will fix the reported freeze ups and release the new Home content I been hearing about. Lot’s of people got froze during the PSTalent Community Theater event. Maybe some new stuff in PS Store and it’s theme changed for the coming holidays. Plus probably fix the LOOT EOD in LOOT Space Station, Hollywood Hills, and Sunset Yacht spaces, as they are offline. All these reported issues can add up to such a lengthy maintenance window. “Leave no stone unturned”, as they say.


+ Marvin-Garcia27 on November 16th, 2011 at 3:36 pm said:

i guess they are going to re-arrange stuff but im having this problem of the psn since monday…i hopw my ps3 work after this is over..


+ Talgron on November 16th, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:

@ Lizardwrestler99 From what I understand this update is only about the 5 PS3 activations now going to 2 thing, I wouldn’t hold my breath on any of that Home stuff getting fixed.

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