The PlayStation Network has a planned outage this Thursday

The European PlayStation Blog has just advised that the PlayStation Network will be down for “scheduled maintenance” for 16 hours starting this Thursday.

In Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane, the outage will take place between 8.00 am Thursday 26 July and 12.01 am Friday 27 July.

During this outage, you won't have any access to the PlayStation Store, account management or registration. Sony has said though that “if you wish to play online during the maintenance, then you may be able to do so if you sign into the PSN before the start of the maintenance window.”

It's only 16 hours -- be strong, gamers!

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  • Nick

    Ok I keep getting kicked of the network and maintenance was to have finished Friday 27 July it’s now 30 July an someone confirm if psn is still down for maintenance :s

    • Steve Wright

      I’ve put the call out to readers on Twitter, Nick — will let you know what the verdict is! :D

  • Nick

    Thankyou will look forward to hearing from you :))

    • Steve Wright

      Looks like it might just be you, mate! :S Others have confirmed they can log back in. Try this if you’re getting an error code:

      • Nick

        Apparently not there are 3 of my friends who kept being kicked out too I can access the websites on the browser from my xmb also the store an the rest of that stuff it’s not my router nor my Internet I’m in the uk if that changes anything already changed password hard drive recently upgraded and backed up and restored reset router turned media sharing off and on and reconnected ps3 to router and lots more believe I’ve tried all sorts I am able to play anywhere from 30 mins to 1 & 1/2 hours till am kicked off if everyone else is back up and running then I guess it’s just lagging at this side cheers for all your help though kind regards nick.