Are PS4 servers down? Fresh PlayStation Network down reports have started flooding in this morning, with PSN sign-in issues being flagged up as Sony’s online service appears to be experiencing some technical hiccups as the UK lockdown continues.
Are PS4 Servers Down? PSN Sign-In Issues
UPDATE – August 30, 2020
New reports of PSN downtime have surfaced, with the majority of gamers unable to even sign-in to the service. A quick check on DownDetector confirms this to be the case in both the UK and US.
UPDATE – July 14, 2020:
New reports of PSN downtime have surfaced, with the majority of gamers unable to even sign-in to the service. A quick check on DownDetector confirms this to be the case.
ORIGINAL – May 6, 2020:
According to data collected by DownDetector, UK gamers are experiencing PSN sign-in issues, with folk unable to access their accounts. Despite this, those who are already logged in don’t appear to be having problems, with gameplay and PlayStation Store remaining largely unaffected.
While it’s not uncommon for PSN to experience issues, it’s worth noting that the service is under more pressure at the moment due to the amount of users flocking to PSN as a result of lockdown measures.
The on-going coronavirus outbreak has resulted in more users having to stay home, some of whom are unable to work at all, which has seen a massive spike in gaming during the daytime. As such, PSN is bound to strain under the pressure now at times.
Sony previously confirmed that it has put in place measures to help cope with the increased demand, with download speeds being slowed to accommodate the extra PSN usage.