Black Friday Breaks PlayStation Network – Almost All Online Services Facing Issues


Those who were hoping to spend their holiday weekend exploring immersive online video game worlds on their PlayStation consoles may be in for a bit of a setback, as it looks like the Black Friday traffic has broken the PlayStation Network. Reports suggest that players are facing connectivity and login issues, and are unable to access various online services that Sony has to offer with PlayStation Network on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Fortunately, the company has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.

PlayStation Network Goes Out on Black Friday - Connectivity, Login and More Issues Reported

PlayStation Network is currently struggling to keep users connected online. The online entertainment service is experiencing issues across almost all of its parts, Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed. Many PlayStation users are reporting that they are facing issues trying to access online apps and video game features, while others are citing a maintenance message confirming PlayStation Network outage. According to the network’s status page, PlayStation Store, as well as PlayStation Vue, Music and Videos are all experiencing problems. Even PlayStation Now, which was the only service running fine earlier, is also down now.

Thankfully, Sony is well aware of the issues and is working to get the services function properly again. The team is also investigating the delay in PlayStation Network account validation emails. “We are aware that some PSN account validation emails may be getting delayed today. Thanks for your patience as we investigate,” says the official Twitter support for PlayStation."

This outage comes on Black Friday, which is one of the busiest day of the year for online games and services, as millions of players unpack their brand new consoles, enjoy new games bought in sales, or simple enjoy playing their favorite video games. A significant amount of players are only trying to access PlayStation Network just to avail discounted content in a major sale that Sony is currently running on PlayStation Store. A message on the platform holder’s support page states that, "you may have some difficulty accessing features and products on the PlayStation Store. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”

We will update this page as new information emerges online, so stay tuned for latest update on the status of the outage