PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

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PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance

PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 26th July 2012 until 08:00 on Friday 27th July 2012, BST.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

  • PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP and PS Vita.
  • PlayStation Network Account Management.
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration.

If you wish to play online during the maintenance, then you may be able to do so if you sign in to PSN before the start of the maintenance window. However, please note that all the services listed above will not be available, even if you are signed into the Network.

During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.

If you have any questions about this down time, feel free to visit the official PlayStation Forums at where you can post your query and a member of the moderation team will get back to you.

For the latest maintenance updates, visit the PlayStation Blog at, keep an eye on our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at

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  • Thanks for the heads up Fred

  • I second that, cheers for the heads up

  • Thanks for the Heads up Fred ;-)

    • No problem – i’ll aim to give you all as much warning as possible when these are scheduled in the future.

  • Would be nice if you advised us what the maintenence was for. Your competitors do and don’t have to carry out half as mich maintenence

  • Yep it’d be nice to know what’s being done behind the scenes.

  • Good to see you already know how to make a maintenance heads-up post, Fred, because you will be doing them often if the last couple of months are to be followed :)

  • Maintenance can often be security updates as new ways to hack\grief are found every day and need constant patching to keep our systems secure. So the fact that the “competitors” don’t update half as much probably isn’t a good thing!

  • Thanks for telling us in good time Fred!

    I remember once , we got informed only 1 hour before maintenance took place, and during the maintenance the store would update too, meaning the “special offers” would expire. So as a direct result of that I missed the sale, which is sad because there was something I really wanted to buy on sale, so I had to pay the full price instead… :-(

    So I’m happy to know about this maintenance beforehand, keep it up! :D

    Btw, is there any reason we’re never told what these maintenances are about?

  • @KaneTheGoth

    You are assuming that the competitors do not apply security fixed as often JUST because they do not take the whole service down to do so.

    There should be no reason to take the whole service down to apply patches though, it should be possible to do rolling updates to the server farm so the service can remain online. I believe this is exactly how a certain competitor does it.

    Its all too apparent that Sonys service is not as well written/managed when you have things like needing to sync trophies when their competitors are able to update achievements in real-time. Its why I still prefer gaming on a certain competitors console.

    It saddens me that PS Vita has inherited this clunky system as it should have been so much more seamless, speedy and silky smooth. But instead it still needs to login to PSN too frequently, too slowly, and generally is just a poor experience. Fortunately for Sony its also an awesome portable games console, so we put up with it.

  • Why Friday people actually play on friday wouldn’t it be better to aim for a Tuesday?

  • Hey,

    Would it be possible to get the times for each different country impacted on these announcements if it’s not too much trouble?


  • hey Fred Dutton thanx for the freds up heads up lol :)

    i hope we get more cool ps3 games on store soon like

    GTA 5
    far cry 3
    max payne 3

  • oh and Fred Dutton we want avatars your team has got no fair lol

  • Let the hate machine on teh internetz begin…

  • 16 hours is a long time i smell features for upcoming gamescom, but i doubt we get a F/W update this week as no update we had was on a friday.

    but i guess anytime from next week till after gamescom we get a update. :)

  • Always find if i’ve signed in at some point in the day I can still sign in.

    Fred,bit of a random request for you.Since the last FW update I cant background download images using PS3’s browser anymore.Videos and Music still work fine.Images dont take long or anything,but it’s annoying if I’m trying to find screens and wallpapers for my brothers.

    Can you see if this a FW related problem,or just a problem with my system.

  • Let’s hope this is the prelude to an awesome upcoming update


  • 11# It’s friday morning so should not be a problem.

  • Fred, I love you. Thank you so much for telling us when maintenance occurs. Our last blog manager just informs us maintenance happens in 24 hours while you informed us in 2 days time.

    So happy you’re the great member that makes me smile. =D

  • Good thing I just got the Rachet & Clank trilogy to play offline.

  • is this really the best way to do maintenance by interrupting users? must be a more convenient way.

  • NOOOO! I’m downloading Beta that wont be done til 2am on Friday!!

  • I saw on Digital Spy website Playstation Network will be taking offline at 1600 BST Thursday 26th July 2012 till Friday 27th July 2012 0800 BST hopefully Sony will tell us the reason for a 12 hour maintenance i can’t keep up with them now 5000 a year at least.

  • what time will the store be open for ps3…. i want to buy packs for fifa 12 and i went to put 50 pound on but said funds could not be added

  • Can someone please advise when the network is going to be back online as this is 36 hours after it was scheduled to be back up and running again! Quite frustrating!

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