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PlayStation Network problems on EU launch date

by William Schwartz

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SCEE’s blog page has recently posted a PlayStation Network Announcement regarding problems that the service is encountering. Clearly the issues are directly related to the increased strain being put on PSN by all of the customers who have purchased a PS4 on the European launch date. Vouchers are currently being affected, and a full transcript of the post can be found here;

We are aware that users are experiencing some disruption to the PSN service. To minimise the inconvenience we have suspended the ‘redeem voucher’ functionality whilst we investigate further.

Unfortunately this means that money cards, product vouchers, PlayStation Plus vouchers, PS3-PS4 upgrade vouchers and any other vouchers for digital content are not redeemable at this stage. Other PSN features such as log-in, online multi-player gaming, PlayStation Plus trial, PS Store (excluding voucher redemption), trophies, messages, friends etc. are all available.

We apologise and will provide an update to this announcement soon.

The comments section of the page speaks a different tale about PlayStation Network’s current status however. Countless comments are complaining that they cannot sign into PSN at all, causing problems with some of their games. One person made the point that though they can sign in, they can’t activate the PS+ trial code in order to access online mulitplayer, though the comments aren’t all negative with some explaining that they do indeed have access to the online servers on PS4.

Did you buy a PS4 today? Have you been affected by PSN problems? Leave a comment on here with your story.

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