PSN is down today – PlayStation Network server status explained

The NHP is down today, which means you may have trouble accessing basic services on your PS4 and PS5 consoles.

The issues were first reported by PlayStation Network users around 6pm BST on Tuesday July 19, and the issues continued into the evening in the UK.

The good news is that Sony is aware of the current issues and has provided the latest news on the status of the PlayStation Network server on its official website.

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Why is PSN down today on PS4 and PS5?

Sony has confirmed that a technical issue is currently affecting the PlayStation Network and that players using the PlayStation website, consoles or handheld devices will have difficulty using basic functionality. The PlayStation Network Server Status site lists these issues as affecting PSN performance tonight:

Signing in – You may have trouble signing in or creating an account for PlayStation Network. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Game Streaming – You might have trouble launching games, apps, or network features. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

PlayStation Store – You may have difficulty obtaining products from the PlayStation Store. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Affected Devices currently only lists PS4 and PS5 consoles for some of these services, but chances are other platforms will run slower due to server load.

No ETA was provided for the return of PSN services to normal or the return of online game streaming in the UK or North America.

Thousands of reports are shared today regarding the current outage, but it’s worth noting that the numbers are still quite low, meaning this is unlikely to be a major global outage.

More news and updates are expected to be shared by Sony if the current PlayStation Network issues continue past 9pm BST.

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