Sony Silent as PSN Outage Drags into Second Day

Ryan Whitwam

Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) went down early Thursday morning. Usually, when a large scale service like this goes dark, it's quickly restored. This time, we're coming up on two days of outage without a resolution in sight . Perhaps more concerning, Sony has been silent on the issue since midday yesterday.

Users of the PlayStation 3 console were originally getting a non-specific error code when trying to log in, but that has since been changed to a notice of PSN maintenance. The last word on the outage was posted on the PlayStation blog over a day ago as of this posting. "… we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we're able to get the service completely back up and running," the post said.

Sony requires users to log into PSN to access many services, and to play games online. It's understandable many gamers are up in arms about the lack of connectivity, especially considering the recent release of Mortal Kombat and Portal 2. Some have accused hacker group Anonymous of causing the outage, but the loose association of vigilantes have denied responsibility.

The PSN is a free service, but could be called an integral part of the console people bought. Do you think users have reason to be upset? When do you think service will be restored?

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