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Jan 18

PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

Patrick Seybold's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

PlayStation Network will be offline for routine scheduled maintenance on Thursday, January 19th from approximately 8am until 9pm PST.

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

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

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from us.playstation.com.

Users who are already signed into their account on PlayStation Network before the start of the maintenance should be able to stay signed in to their online session, but will not be able to access any of the services listed above. Users who attempt to sign-in to their PlayStation Network account after the start of the maintenance may be presented with the site maintenance notification page if they haven’t signed in recently.

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.

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saab01 said:

January 18th, 5:04 pm

Hopefully this is maintenance to increase the space for the cloud storage for us plus users.

swisstylez said:

January 18th, 5:06 pm

thanks for keeping us posted

poodude said:

January 18th, 5:07 pm

Thanks for the heads up.

Supreme_Entity said:

January 18th, 5:17 pm

I still don’t understand why Sony does this “routine maintenance” during the day, all day, like this when I think it’s best done during non-peak hours. That’s like the dumbest thing in the world. I wish someone would explain it to me… Maybe I’M the dumb one.

I don’t mean to come off as an ‘ass’, but most companies, websites, etc, do this during the middle of the night during off hours so to not affect the majority of its customers.

Mosterman2734 said:

January 18th, 5:20 pm

I want to play it once tommarrow but cant till 2:30pm that sucks because i also like how playstation home was redesigened

gamefreak1198 said:

January 18th, 5:27 pm

ok now i know to leave my ps3 on and signed in

warezIbanez said:

January 18th, 5:27 pm

Pretty poor scheduling, if you ask me. Hell, I’d be up for working at night…

gamefreak1198 said:

January 18th, 5:29 pm

Oh and everyone just leave your ps3 on as long as your signed in you can still play games just can’t go into anything listed above

proud2be said:

January 18th, 5:30 pm

I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY SONY NEVER REALLY SAYS WHAT IT IS THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT OR FIXING, whenever a maintenance happens. can someone from sony please hopefully say what it is???

Justp94 said:

January 18th, 5:33 pm

And… this is why people hate Sony, but the games and content available to us keeps us with the Brand… *sigh*.

Sheep-C-Explorer said:

January 18th, 5:34 pm

Yeah this is really poor scheduling Sony. :/ Oh well, I have ME2 to keep me busy.

jose213jose said:

January 18th, 5:35 pm

I hope their increase Cloud Storage to double that amount or make it possible to back-up online your whole PS3 data for when you need to change out your hard drive for more GB’s or even 1TB. For user who don’t own potable hard drive for back ups. IF PS+ has more awesome things to offer i am truly in for PS+, its sounds awesome but offers need better deals.

Maybe sony should add some new things to PS+ like; get 75% off all games and ect. Or try something like this; get one free theme’s or something. How about new PSN look & design that would beat everything else i said just now.

PS: Help protest against SOPA & PIPA by going to twitter and type #Stopbill or #StopSOPA&PIPA and state why you are protecting against.

OCxViRuXz said:

January 18th, 5:40 pm

@ # 4… Stop ur complaining… Its been like this everytime, and ur complaining about it NOW???

mikedo2007 said:

January 18th, 5:45 pm

Well thanks for the notification, I’ll be doing other thing else.

mistasmooth25 said:

January 18th, 6:00 pm

Why must everyone complain, it’s just a routine maintenance for one day.

eaglefan129 said:

January 18th, 6:00 pm

I curious if this has anything to do with the vita’s launch

Cjx324 said:

January 18th, 6:05 pm

I know this is a little off topic but I am confused:

The listing for Resistance: The burning skies, Is 2/22/2012 on Gamestop (which would work better for me)
The listing for the game on Walmart is 5/31/2012

Which day will it come out for real?

AWESOMEgamer875 said:

January 18th, 6:12 pm

I dont complain when there is maintenance like this, this shows that Sony cares about the upkeep of their product. AAA service PlayStation people! Thank you!

paulcarrillo226 said:

January 18th, 6:15 pm

Whatever I play at night anyways

paulcarrillo226 said:

January 18th, 6:15 pm

but its a thursday It better play on a friday

Butters360 said:

January 18th, 6:18 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I hope that the Cloud Storage will get updated to at least 300 pretty soon. 150MB really doesn’t last long as I thought it would.

WKQQRocker said:

January 18th, 6:19 pm


Got a question you and everyone else on the playstation staff.

Why is it you always leave out the hours for people who live in other time zones? You and everyone else who posts on here do it all the time. And, very annoying and a pain in the ass. When you have do your job and look it up. Not all your network users live in california or near it.

I, For one live in Kentucky. Which means I’m on EST. (Eastern Standard Time)

You really need to start posting the other time zones & not just the one you are in.

RXMaverick said:

January 18th, 6:26 pm

Will this prevent access to Netflix through the PS3?

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:26 pm

ok lets try this sheep- c ! what time do you want us to do our maint ? that way we can run our billion dollar company around you !! Because we now if your not happy we will go under !! stupid !!!

DarkAkatosh said:

January 18th, 6:27 pm

Should have done this today in protest of SOPA/PIPA.

Coopertroopa said:

January 18th, 6:33 pm

Why do routine maintenance on a Thursday when you already had part of the server down for Home on a Wednesday morning?!

Come on guys start using your brains and schedule these things a little better.. 1) not during afternoon hours and 2) on the same day you’re doing maintenance on everything else. It just makes sense.

Sheep-C-Explorer said:

January 18th, 6:36 pm

@dihdav7 Wow, seriously? Way to be a jerk. And I wasn’t the only one who said the scheduling was bad so thanks for pointing me out. And you’re calling me stupid yet you have no idea who I am so thanks for being a bully on the internet, typical.

I’m happy sony is doing maintenance because it’s improving our game experience.
And like I said in my previous post I’ll be preoccupied by other games so step off jerk.

ReptileHand said:

January 18th, 6:39 pm

Pretty sure you can go into Netflix if you keep pressing buttons to bypass the log-in. I think. I haven’t done that in awhile, I think since the last outage.

Ugh ok, so that’s 11 AM UNTIL 12 AM EST

Sweet. Glad it’s not on a Friday!

Wait what? 11 hours? It would be great if … you know… we actually knew why this maintenance is happening. Just saying “Oh were fixing some things” doesn’t really feel good to me unless I know what’s being fixed, maybe I have something to look forward too during the maintenance?

Whatever, I guess.

Ultranium said:

January 18th, 6:41 pm

I think SOPA and PIPA took down PSN. :(

It would’ve been better if they gave us an earlier notice such as yesterday. I don’t get why they have random maintenance, but they should definitely announce it a day or two before actually doing it. It really annoys me when I can’t get online to play a few games.

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:42 pm

@ wkqqrocker !! r u that stupid? you need help with this ? you need to get off the ps3 and go to school !!!!!!!!

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:46 pm

the thing is every one complains about stupid stuff !!come on we have one guy on here that tell time !!!!! wtf !!!

invision2212 said:

January 18th, 6:47 pm


he lives in Kentucky what did you expect.

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:49 pm

@ sheep-c sorry!!!

guitarded77 said:

January 18th, 6:52 pm

@ WKQQRocker


Here, so you never have to comment again…

Mountain + 1
Central + 2
Eastern + 3

So in conclusion if it’s 9pm in L.A., it would be ____ in N.Y.?

Anyway, any firmware update coming, or is this just maintenance.

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:55 pm

@ 32 .. and he’s married to his mom !!

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 6:59 pm

no one can be that stupid !!!!! lmao !!!!

lisatsunami said:

January 18th, 7:00 pm

Another bash Patrick, bash Sony thread, eh?

Since I live in CA, this works just fine for me. Regular maintenance is essential for keeping anything–mechanical or organic–working well.

No big deal. I appreciate the notification, though.

TwinDad said:

January 18th, 7:03 pm


I believe Sony knows when the majority of it’s customers are online. With 20+ Million PS3 systems sold in the US it’s difficult to find a time that works with everybody.

9pm works for me, it’s after the kids go to sleep and when I do most of my gaming.

@ WKQQRocker

It is not difficult to find a way to add 3 hours to the PST time. If you lived in Europe I could under stand. It would however be nice of them to do.

JEC94 said:

January 18th, 7:08 pm

can you guys explain to me why every time I try to search google a messages appears saying ”there is not enough memory”? or something like that and the page turns blank

JEC94 said:

January 18th, 7:10 pm

can you guys explain to me why every time I try to use Google search on the PS3 browser a messages appears saying ”there is not enough memory”? or something like that and the page turns blank.This is happening after the last PS3 4.00 firware update.*

TomHoang said:

January 18th, 7:17 pm


Just add 3 hours to the PST. You shouldn’t complain because the West Coast pretty much gets screwed all the time because most other places go by EST.

hdog1998 said:

January 18th, 7:19 pm

uggh, guess i have to do BF3 single, player tomorrow :\

kairo617 said:

January 18th, 7:42 pm

I’ll be finishing up FFXIII anyway so I’ll be just fine. :)

sleepymcearly said:

January 18th, 7:49 pm

. i just got a ps3 and they have maintance. what a let down…..so if your still sign into b4 8 do u still get to play online while they do whatever?

lisatsunami said:

January 18th, 7:50 pm

I was going to blast the dude who couldn’t figure out time zones in my earlier post; I rewrote it over and over because it was kind of mean, so I went for blandness instead.

Thanks for picking up my slack, it needed to be said.

Oh, but not the thing about people from KY married to their moms, Pretty low, dude. Remember, the blog is not Black Ops online.

BlindMango said:

January 18th, 8:01 pm

Doesn’t Sony support SONY and PIPA? Hmm, how sad, pirating is bad, but these bills are devastating…

BlindMango said:

January 18th, 8:01 pm

Doesn’t Sony support SOPA and PIPA? Hmm, how sad, pirating is bad, but these bills are devastating…

krae_man said:

January 18th, 8:15 pm

Please tell me you’er fixing the bug that causes your download history to appear in a different order every time you access it will be fixed.

Redownloading my 5 year purchase history after my launch PS3 YLOD’d has been way harder then it should be due to this and other problems caused by your lack of forward thinking 5 years ago.

dlhdav7 said:

January 18th, 8:15 pm

im not saying every one from ky !! just the inbreed wkqqrocker !! his dad jacked off in a flower pot raised a blooming idiot !!!

Chaddy_Summy said:

January 18th, 8:19 pm

@ supreme_entity; you’re not the only ones in the world you know, when it’s your daytime it’s night time elsewhere. sony being Jap, and having a lot more consoles in the rest of the world rather than in the US makes them favour scheduling times to suit themselves a priority. Also, i’m not sure, but isn’t the PSN managed in the UK?

just stop moaning and get a job. If you work nightshift then get a proper job.

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