PSN suddenly down and experiencing issues, no scheduled maintenance

Playstation-Network

Hide your kids, hide your wife – the PlayStation Network is currently down. There was no scheduled maintenance today, and Sony is yet to comment on the issue.

A number of users (including two members of our staff) have been unable to either sign-in, while others have said that they’re experiencing incredibly slow speeds that limit functions like adding friends, opening PSN store and much more.

Sony hasn’t yet issued a statement on the problem, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this sudden outage. If you happen to be experiencing these problems, too, please let us know below.

UPDATE: I’m now able to sign-in, but things are running very slowly. Friends, both online and offline, are not visible, and the store isn’t loading well.

The Network is back online. Thanks for helping us by supplying feedback!

When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.