PlayStation Network DOWN – thousands of gamers report problems with service

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PLAYSTATION'S network is down in multiple countries and has been for hours, according to its website.

The website is showing several issues with multiple PlayStation services.

These services include Gaming and Social and PlayStation Now.

The PlayStation Store is also said to be affected.

Thousands of users are reporting issues on Downdetector.

Reports are flooding in from both the UK and US.

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The PlayStation website says there's issues with PS4, PS5 and its web games.

It says: "You might have difficulty launching games, apps, or network features. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

With regards to PlayStation now the site says: "You might have difficulty streaming PlayStation Now games.

"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

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Purchases, downloads, browsing, search and vouchers are all said to have been impacted on the PlayStation Store.

The PlayStation website states: "You might have difficulty getting products on the PlayStation Store.

"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

According to The Verge, not every PS4 and PS5 player is affected.

Problems were said to begin around 8:30AM ET (12:30 GMT) and are still plaguing users.

PlayStation’s Japanese Twitter has confirmed the outage.

A translation of the tweet reads: "PSN™ (including PlayStation® Store) may not be available at this time."

And adds: "We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.

"We are conducting an investigation and restoration work, so please wait for a while."

It's unclear how long users will be waiting to get back online.

We have reached out to Sony, which owns PlayStation, for comment.

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