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PlayStation Network back online after Super Bowl Sunday outage

by William Schwartz

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The PlayStation Network services are returning to normal after an extended outage on Sunday. The PlayStation Support site lists the network’s status as online, after Sony’s Ask PlayStation Twitter account announced that services were in the process of being restored.

The PlayStation Network went down on Sunday afternoon with no explanation as to why. On a day flooded with social activity due to Super Bowl XLIX, angry PlayStation fans took to Twitter, Reddit, and other hubs to voice their concern with the outage. While the PlayStation Network routinely has maintenance outages, they are usually announced way ahead of time.

It’s unclear if the PlayStation Network saw another DDOS attack, or if something went wrong on their end. Either way, things are getting back to normal for PSN users.

PlayStation Network downtime is becoming more and more common as of late.  A Christmas outage was the longest for the service in recent memory, where Sony recently offered its patrons a discount on PlayStation Store items for the extended downtime.  With Sunday’s outage only being a portion of the day, fans shouldn’t expect much by way of compensation.

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