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PS4 hits snag at launch with PSN errors

by William Schwartz


The Playstation 4 has been available to the public for only around an hour and half, and the PlayStation 4 launch has seen its first hiccup. While the update process appears to be going smoothly for most PS4 buyers, logging into the PlayStation Network is proving to be problematic.

Staff members on Attack of the Fanboy have been having issues, getting a variety of error messages when trying to log-in to the network. But the problem isn’t limited to just us. Users on Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Networks are experiencing the same issues.

As of the time of this post, the PlayStation Network is inaccessible for either new account creation or logging in with existing accounts. It appears that this problem is only happening on the PlayStation 4, as the network is accessible via the PS Vita.

Sony is likely working on the issue at the moment.

Update – Sony has since commented on the status of these problems, telling players to sit tight.

“If you’re getting an network error on the PS4, please sit tight,” reads a tweet from the Ask PlayStation Twitter account. “As you can imagine, we’re seeing heavy traffic tonight.”

Sony has also started an official thread about the problem on the Official PlayStation Community Forums, where more information will be released.

Currently, a variety of different errors are plauging the network.  Reports of

Error E-80E80034, Error NW-31453-6, and Error E-82F001F8 among others are being reported both on the forums and across social media as users get anxious about hopping online to play.  Apparently, the errors aren’t keeping everyone from playing on the PSN.  There are reports that after a slow login process, users are able to access the network.


Update 2 – In our last login attempt, it looks like Sony has taken the network down for maintenance.

Update 3 – As of 3 A.M CST, members of our site have confirmed that they are able to login to the network with only a few minor hiccups.  Certain areas of the PSN are still throwing error messages, and it doesn’t appear to be accessible for everyone.  Reports are still coming in that players are still unable to connect at all, via Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks.

- This article was updated on:February 20th, 2018

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