Posted 10:00am

PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 26th July 2012 until 08:00 on Friday 27th July 2012, BST.

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

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

If you wish to play online during the maintenance, then you may be able to do so if you sign in to PSN before the start of the maintenance window. However, please note that all the services listed above will not be available, even if you are signed into the Network.

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.

If you have any questions about this down time, feel free to visit the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com where you can post your query and a member of the moderation team will get back to you.

For the latest maintenance updates, visit the PlayStation Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com, keep an eye on our Facebook page at facebook.com/SonyPlayStation and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/PLAYSTATIONEU.

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manutreble 24 July, 2012 @ 10:05 am   1

Thanks for the heads up Fred

 
Chunker76 24 July, 2012 @ 10:08 am   2

I second that, cheers for the heads up

 
count0nz 24 July, 2012 @ 10:15 am   3

Thanks for the Heads up Fred ;-)

    Fred Dutton 24 July, 2012 @ 10:16 am    

    No problem – i’ll aim to give you all as much warning as possible when these are scheduled in the future.

 
gr0undp0und 24 July, 2012 @ 10:25 am   4

Would be nice if you advised us what the maintenence was for. Your competitors do and don’t have to carry out half as mich maintenence

 
gr0undp0und 24 July, 2012 @ 10:25 am   5

Much*

 

Yep it’d be nice to know what’s being done behind the scenes.

 
Bjarno86 24 July, 2012 @ 10:37 am   7

Good to see you already know how to make a maintenance heads-up post, Fred, because you will be doing them often if the last couple of months are to be followed :)

 
KaneTheGoth 24 July, 2012 @ 10:38 am   8

Maintenance can often be security updates as new ways to hack\grief are found every day and need constant patching to keep our systems secure. So the fact that the “competitors” don’t update half as much probably isn’t a good thing!

fjernbetjening 24 July, 2012 @ 10:51 am   9

Thanks for telling us in good time Fred!

I remember once , we got informed only 1 hour before maintenance took place, and during the maintenance the store would update too, meaning the “special offers” would expire. So as a direct result of that I missed the sale, which is sad because there was something I really wanted to buy on sale, so I had to pay the full price instead… :-(

So I’m happy to know about this maintenance beforehand, keep it up! :D

Btw, is there any reason we’re never told what these maintenances are about?

 
AlexAtkinUK 24 July, 2012 @ 11:13 am   10

@KaneTheGoth

You are assuming that the competitors do not apply security fixed as often JUST because they do not take the whole service down to do so.

There should be no reason to take the whole service down to apply patches though, it should be possible to do rolling updates to the server farm so the service can remain online. I believe this is exactly how a certain competitor does it.

Its all too apparent that Sonys service is not as well written/managed when you have things like needing to sync trophies when their competitors are able to update achievements in real-time. Its why I still prefer gaming on a certain competitors console.

It saddens me that PS Vita has inherited this clunky system as it should have been so much more seamless, speedy and silky smooth. But instead it still needs to login to PSN too frequently, too slowly, and generally is just a poor experience. Fortunately for Sony its also an awesome portable games console, so we put up with it.

quackerzacher 24 July, 2012 @ 11:27 am   11

Why Friday people actually play on friday wouldn’t it be better to aim for a Tuesday?

 

Hey,

Would it be possible to get the times for each different country impacted on these announcements if it’s not too much trouble?

Cheers

 
CoolRichy008UK 24 July, 2012 @ 11:46 am   13

hey Fred Dutton thanx for the freds up heads up lol :)

i hope we get more cool ps3 games on store soon like

GTA 5
far cry 3
max payne 3

 
CoolRichy008UK 24 July, 2012 @ 11:46 am   14

oh and Fred Dutton we want avatars your team has got no fair lol

 
bennyrafal 24 July, 2012 @ 12:29 pm   15

Let the hate machine on teh internetz begin…

 
Skookie30 24 July, 2012 @ 12:38 pm   16

16 hours is a long time i smell features for upcoming gamescom, but i doubt we get a F/W update this week as no update we had was on a friday.

but i guess anytime from next week till after gamescom we get a update. :)

 
vonhammer 24 July, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   17

Always find if i’ve signed in at some point in the day I can still sign in.

Fred,bit of a random request for you.Since the last FW update I cant background download images using PS3′s browser anymore.Videos and Music still work fine.Images dont take long or anything,but it’s annoying if I’m trying to find screens and wallpapers for my brothers.

Can you see if this a FW related problem,or just a problem with my system.

KillaT2501 24 July, 2012 @ 2:21 pm   18

Let’s hope this is the prelude to an awesome upcoming update

YO SONY, LET US KNOW

 

11# It’s friday morning so should not be a problem.

 
supersmith2500 24 July, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   20

Fred, I love you. Thank you so much for telling us when maintenance occurs. Our last blog manager just informs us maintenance happens in 24 hours while you informed us in 2 days time.

So happy you’re the great member that makes me smile. =D

 
Stonesthrow 25 July, 2012 @ 10:40 am   21

Good thing I just got the Rachet & Clank trilogy to play offline.

mulkeen7 25 July, 2012 @ 6:36 pm   22

is this really the best way to do maintenance by interrupting users? must be a more convenient way.

 
aStinkyFish2 26 July, 2012 @ 7:22 am   23

NOOOO! I’m downloading Beta that wont be done til 2am on Friday!!

Teesside-1979 26 July, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   24

I saw on Digital Spy website Playstation Network will be taking offline at 1600 BST Thursday 26th July 2012 till Friday 27th July 2012 0800 BST hopefully Sony will tell us the reason for a 12 hour maintenance i can’t keep up with them now 5000 a year at least.

SWELL_MUFC_10 28 July, 2012 @ 8:36 pm   25

what time will the store be open for ps3…. i want to buy packs for fifa 12 and i went to put 50 pound on but said funds could not be added

stoothefirst 28 July, 2012 @ 9:36 pm   26

Can someone please advise when the network is going to be back online as this is 36 hours after it was scheduled to be back up and running again! Quite frustrating!