PSN Offline Tomorrow – Scheduled Maintenance

The PSN Store Update might be a tricky one tomorrow, as it looks like Sony are pulling the Store offline for a good few hours just at the time when it normally goes live.

According to PlayStation, the service will be offline for “scheduled maintenance” from just after 4pm tomorrow until 3am on Thursday morning, GMT.


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

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

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from If you wish to play online during the maintenance, Sony say, please ensure you sign in to PSN before 16:05 on Wednesday 9 March 2011.

Of course, you can still grab Trophies when you’re offline, and they’ll sync just fine when the PSN comes back online.

Still, bizarre timing, presumably not times set by SCEE.



  1. I think the schedules are set by SCEJ? (JAPAN)

    • prepartion for a Firmware update!?! (maybe)

      Like it should be, its from 4pm to 3am

  2. 4pm tomorrow until 3am on Thursday morning, GMT.


    Like seriously!?

    • a big firmware update would be nice, always welcomed.

    • Typical Japanese sh*t.

    • Fine by me. I’m in China so the time is perfect for us in Asia XD

    • Hey!..

  3. I don’t get home until 5:30pm grrr…….
    Was going to play Army of Two multiplayer.

  4. Genius…..

  5. Is this going to impact on tomorrows’ Killzone 3 meet-up??

    • Definitely, I was looking forward to a TSA mash up too

      Looks like I might spend my time getting through KZ on Elite then

    • No, the maintenance should be finished hours (about 16) before the KZ meet.

      • Completely ignore that, I somehow got mixed up!

    • It shouldn’t if people are still online after 4pm, its risky though

      • I’ll try to be online before 4pm then…fingers crossed!

      • Hmm, I won’t be getting home til after 6, so I may try and leave my PS3 folding all day so I can still make it to the meet…

  6. Would the update take effect Thursday?

  7. Great time to go offline!!

  8. That’s some bad timing, Sony.

    • SCEE and can do nothing but watch…

  9. I know the schedules are set by SCEJ, but they always, always happen during peak time across Europe, would be nice of they could rotate them


    • I’m mad FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFfrieza !!!

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