PSN is experiencing some connectivity issues this weekend due to the surge of new users who recently purchased their consoles in the Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales.
These connectivity issues appear to have affected the whole network and Sony has acknowledged this on their official PSN Status page, confirming that some of the services are experiencing issues. You can see the currently affected services in the screenshots below.
DownDetector also shows multiple reports of PSN outage in the past 24 hours, which confirm that the service is experiencing issues worldwide.
Black Friday usually results in an influx of new users for the consoles as there are plenty of new deals and bundles that are discounted especially for Black Friday leading into the Cyber Monday. Sony is currently offering a $299 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Bundle while Microsoft has more than a dozen different bundles for the Xbox One offering games like Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza 6.
If you are currently experiencing any connectivity issues, we recommend to wait until they are officially fixed. You can keep checking the official PlayStation Network status page to keep up-to-date with any recent issues.
Sony recently announced that the PS4 has sold more than 30.2 million consoles worldwide making it the fastest selling PlayStation console in the company history.
Let us know if you are experiencing any issues with the PSN in the comments below.