PSN Down for Maintenance, PlayStation Store Not Reopening Today

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PlayStation Store Closed

The bare necessities required to log back on to the PlayStation Network and play games online has been back for a little over a week now, but today a few features for Sony’s PSN will be closed for roughly nine hours. This closure isn’t the result of another cyber attack, but is simply part of some scheduled maintenance for the online service. PlayStation 3 owners will be unable to register a new account or access their Account Management between the hours of 8am to 5pm Pacific time. Sure, scheduled maintenance is certainly a pain, but Sony has a lot of damage to repair — as many PS3 owners are well aware of — so a little bit of downtime isn’t all that bad. You’ll still be able to play online too, so it’s nothing to get upset about.

According to the official PlayStation Blog, it also seems that the PlayStation Store won’t be making its triumphant return today. The return of the currently absent PS Store was originally fingered by a leaked memo that claimed Sony had set a May 24th internal return date for the digital distribution service, but this doesn’t seem to be the case any longer.

Sony’s Social Media Manager, Jeff Rubenstein, was the one that broke that bad news today.

“For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we’re still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today.”

Going a little longer without the PlayStation Store may seem like an impossible task for PlayStation owners looking to get their shop on, but the “Welcome Back” promotion (which gives PS3 and PSP owners free games) surely makes it well worth the wait. Rubenstein also said that the service is currently targeted to return by the end of the month, so taking into consideration that there is only a week left in May, then the service will be returning sooner rather than later.

Sony should announce a return date for the PlayStation Store in the next few days, so stay tuned to Game Rant to learn when you’ll finally be able to redeem that DLC code you got with L.A. Noire.

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Source: PlayStation.Blog

TAGS: PS3, PSN, Sony

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  1. Scheduled maintenance? Please. You don’t close for scheduled maintenance a week later after getting your service up and running. It’s a ‘ooops, forgot about that’ fix… I guarantee it.

    • Better late than never…….

  2. The Network works here in Europe but I want back on to the store which says is still under maintenance so I can get my episode of BTF, I think i’m missing 2 episodes.

    I want what I paid for SONY!

  3. Hey Haddicus give em’ credit… geesh.. question.. were you one of the one’s that lost $$ when the SH@I went down, probally not… I was.. lost 149.oo b4 my acct. froze the transactions. So CHiLL OuT & Let PS Do their job.. ( NoOl3s.. GeEsH )

    \m/, PsYc][=][o_OlVe \m/,

    • You know, talking in l337 doesn’t make you cool…

  4. Actually,Sony stated that we CAN play games and such. Just can’t access Account Management or make a new PSN account. Thats all. But we can still play games. And its in preparation to bring the store back. Its not that they missed something. Point is,online gaming isn’t affected. If everyone went to the PSblog and read the post,they’d know.

    • Ah, misread it. Thanks ;)

  5. I bought the collectors edition of DC Universe online after the store went down (not knowing the store was down) and when i got home to play it I couldnt because I can’t enter the activation key. So I’ve been sitting with this brand new game for a month and havn’t been able to play it yet…it really sucks

  6. How can anyone believe what Sony says about anything anymore…they sound exactly like Doomsday preacher Harold Camping….and he makes better predictions…

  7. This is the end for sony, game over final nail in coffin they shouldnt even make a ps4 I really dont think anyone will even buy it.

    • That’s nonsense and you – KNOW – IT.

  8. I like cake

  9. Network down again…I’ve had two ps1 three ps2 and on my second ps3 so I’ll probably stay with sony for now (2nd ps3 is new). It has never been about customer service with Sony management they are after all in it for profit..

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