PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:05 on Wednesday 9 March 2011 until 03:00 on Thursday 10 March 2011, GMT.

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 If you wish to play online during the maintenance, please ensure you sign in to PSN before 16:05 on Wednesday 9 March 2011.

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 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, keep an eye on our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at

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Ahmedz_LOLZaMan 08 March, 2011 @ 14:02

Will the Playstation store update before the maintenance?

James Gallagher 09 March, 2011 @ 09:39

In light of this maintenance, The Store will update at 1pm today. PS Plus content is being uploaded at noon, with a couple of extra little bits.

What about the mortal kombat demo..!!!??? don’t tell me it will be delayed.

hang on that’s usually when the store updates

that’s a lousy time for maintenance

Oh how great timing :(

Noooo want to play Killzone 3 Multiplayer, close to finishing of the Tactician Class

Always Europe getting the smelly end of the stick.

ShutenDoji23 08 March, 2011 @ 14:05

Aye I would like to know if the store will be updated before maintenance please!

TroubleMaker411 08 March, 2011 @ 14:05


I was waiting for the Mortal Kombat demo. Shutting down PSN before it arrives is just out of order

I don’t [Deleted] around because the US update occur a full 24 hours before us in a digital world where time doesn’t really matter, but doing a maintenance during the usual playstation store update? Now that’s extremely [Deleted].


I was hoping to download BTTF and Ridge Racer Type 4 tomorrow :(

Not very good timing, I look forward to downloading and watching First Play and seeing what’s new in the store on a Wednesday evening.

Is this the time when Store update occurs??

flamingcarrot 08 March, 2011 @ 14:10

Terrible timing, Sony dudes. What about the weekly PSN store update?

Must we constantly have our downtime arranged for the convenience of the US? Europe is the region that shows the most love to Sony, and we still consistently get the short end of the stick.



Guys, its one night. i think we can all survive without playing online for a bit.


From 16:05

ShutenDoji23 08 March, 2011 @ 14:10

aye Europe getting the smelly end of the stick again for deffo

It would be only logical to give us the store update a day early as in today!!

I for one will not make it in time to log in and game on-line and now I will miss the MK demo as well. This is unacceptable.

ShutenDoji23 08 March, 2011 @ 14:12

aye a early store would be nice….I hope someone is listening?

Carnivius_Prime 08 March, 2011 @ 14:13

@9 Ridge Racer Type 4 is out tomorrow is it? I didn’t even know it was coming out anytime soon. It’s one of my most wanted PS1 downloads.

Why can’t people wait one more day? Think that we used too have the updates on Thursdays.


the store be up early before the maintenance hits like it happen last time on a wednesday i know they could do it before SCEA store updates, but as you know when it comes to maintenance there will have to be a loser to suffer that loser is EU region.

this maintenance was long over-due and after Last week store Error it was perfect timeing. :|

ShutenDoji23 08 March, 2011 @ 14:17

yeah m8 but now we get them on a Wednesday in the UK and everyone is used to that now, and it kind of stings when the USA will get there update tonight after 12am,

Damnit, could your timing be any worse?

So will I be able to download BTTF before 16:05? What a stupid time to do this!

Shou_Kobayashi 08 March, 2011 @ 14:22

Seriously guys?

Wednesday is our store update and most of people are coming home at around 6 P.M. with no means to play online? Can’t you delay it ’til 7 P.M.?


“Guys, its one night. i think we can all survive without playing online for a bit.”

you can tell that to SCEA & SCEJ but i can tell you this they be Pe*d of as well every maintenance we have so Far is at tea-time when SCEA & SCEJ are sleeping.

so as to Not rock the boat with the 2 other regions EU gets shafted like we get shafted with content because we use to it, but that time is a long maintenance. :|


Stupid timing,you guys should of put the store kontent up today.


yeah please make the store update earlier tomorrow so we can download the MK9 demo atleast before you pull the plug! :O


*11 hour maintenance

terrible, sony if you don’t want this market then do it now instead of keeping screwing up Eurogamers !

Don’t make the store update earlier tomorrow.. something has to be done today!!!! I want that mortal kombat demo!!!!


We Europeans are always the most affected by this…

And it’s on a Wednesday! What about this week’s store update?

Can we at least know the reasons behind these maintenances? I miss the days PSN’s maintenances and software updates came along with new features.


isnt the mortal kombat demo suposed to up to day for plus members and every one else on the 15th? and maintenance is on the 9th? so we should get the MK demo before maintenance? i damn hope so.

No it is clearly stated what we will get on wensday.. MK demo.. so somebody [DELETED] up today..

Excuse my language this is just so stupid.. I meant to say that if you look back on the blog the MK demo will be with us on Wednesday.

Why promise us an exclusive and after worth make it not so exclusive by scheduling maintenance on the worst time and day of the week.


This is why next gen I am not going for the Sony console. You constantly shaft us over.

Great timing Sony :(

I was looking forward to download the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood DLC and to play some KZ3 MP tomorrow.

Can’t you guys do maintenance on mondays or so ?

What a poor choice of time xD Guess I’ll have to wait until Thursday for this week to be good.


@ 35.

Everyone in SCEE just rolls over and has not got the guts to stand up and say something.

Shou_Kobayashi 08 March, 2011 @ 14:42


Well in that case you can cease gaming, because at one point or another a company will want you to bend over :(

With that said, still not happy with the maintenance – you should really postpone the maintenance to 3 hrs later…

Carnivius_Prime 08 March, 2011 @ 14:44

what a bunch of impatient whiney crybabies some of you people are…

I’m with flamingcarrot its not right do it 3am onwards.

almighty-slayer 08 March, 2011 @ 14:46

Why do these always happen at our peak gaming times? I understand it has to be across the world at the same time, but why does it always fall wrong for us? Why can’t it fall wrong for America for once? Or Japan? It always seems to be Europe that gets hit at the peak time. Nothing against you James, i know it’s not your fault.

SpiderMike_X 08 March, 2011 @ 14:47

Waaaaahhhhhhhh wHeRz my UpLoAoAooDZZZZ!!!


Seriously, guys. Get a grip. The store update will be early. Simples. Watch and learn.

And live life. There’s a big wide open space out there. Use the time to re-evaluate and read your pathetic comments back to yourselves. This is borderline pathetic at it’s finest.

To Sony – What can I say. We have it rough. lol.


why do we always get screwed every time there a maintenance who do we blame SCEE or what stop treating us like lemons

Best remember to download Mortal Kombat on Wednesday morning then before I go to work!

OneManTagTeam 08 March, 2011 @ 14:56

I agree with Murphy2k8. SCEE are just little gimps who do as their master tells them

good timing, bravo Sony!

would there ever be any maintenance during a store update for Japan or USA? I don’t think so.

I don’t like the sunlight. . . :D [i.e i will have to leave my room]

typical – to be honest playing online or not isn’t the problem – it’s the store updating – some people have been waiting a long time for some games to be released and it’s just not acceptable

so as the US store updates today it’s obviously not a store update nor do I think it’s any type of fix for any of the games from last week like Stardrone which instead of being a game seemed to be a playstation error code generator which was thrilling for half a second

btw according to US blog (reply in regards to Europe) games that won awards recently will be discounted for us as well – let me guess the 11 hour maintence for SCEE to translate American to English or to whatever European language because we might not grasp the cultural significance of the words DUDE or AWESOME

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