PlayStation Network is currently experiencing issues worldwide as users are unable to connect or login to PSN. These issues are also officially acknowledge by Sony on the PlayStation Network status page.
DownDetector is also reporting a surge of reports on the downtime for PlayStation Network. If you try to login into PSN on your PS3, PS4 or Vita, you will be greeted with the message that the service is currently under maintenance.
Here is what the official PlayStation status page has listed for the service.
PS3™ , PS4™ , PS Vita , Web , Other
You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation™Network. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.
Status:01/04/2016, 5:45 PM
Sony hasn’t formally announced a scheduled maintenance for PSN so this likely means they are conducting an unannounced maintenance on PSN. This issue is not limited to a specific region and it is currently happening worldwide. It is unclear when it will be resolved. Hopefully Sony is able to resolve the issues soon so that users can connect to PSN and play their games online with friends and colleagues.
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