PSN Connection Problems: Users Experiencing Online Issues Since Last Night, Sony Engineers Investigating

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jan 07, 2015 10:09 AM EST
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Though the major PSN outage from Christmas DDoS attacks are behind us, Sony's network is again experiencing connectivity issues.

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Users began having trouble connecting to PSN late last night, before PlayStation announced via Twitter that it was an issue with PSN and not any individual game. The company said its engineers were looking into it, but the problems have continued well into this morning.

The PlayStation support page currently lists PSN as experiencing "heavy network traffic", though that doesn't seem to entirely sum up the situation very accurately. The problems occurred at around 1 a.m. EST last night, which is not exactly the most high volume gaming period during a work and school week.

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There's stil no indication of when the problems will be solved, or what's causing them. I can personally confirm connection issues, as I was able to sign in to my account but could not log in to Destiny on PS4. If this were an isolated incident, fans would likely be more understanding, but frustration is mounting after PSN was down significantly longer than Xbox Live due to the Christmas Day attacks. PSN also tends to have more of these random outages than Xbox Live in general, something that should have been reduced when Sony began requiring a subscription to play online.

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