Sony PlayStation 3

If you are using the older PlayStation 3 gaming console (not the PS3 Slim), you might find you can’t connect online to the PlayStation Network. According to some web sources, the online service has been hit by a glitch. The cause is still unknown, but you can be sure Sony is working on to bring back the service.

Sony’s PlayStation Network has been hit by a glitch that has left users on all continents unable to connect to the online service, the company said Monday. The PlayStation Network is an Internet-based service that connects PlayStation 3 consoles to online stores, software downloads and is used as a platform for some multiplayer online games. It has about 38 million users worldwide.

The problem appears to be affecting only the older PlayStation 3 consoles and not the newer so-called “slim” models that were recently launched, according to messages on Twitter. First reports of the problem began appearing online late afternoon on Sunday, U.S. time, and acknowledgement came from Sony’s U.S. unit in the form of a blog and Twitter posting.

But as of time of writing, around 3 p.m. on Monday, Japan time, the company still hadn’t determined the cause of the problem, said Makiko Noda [cq], a spokeswoman for Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo.

“We’re narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them,” the company said on its @SonyPlayStation Twitter channel.

Source: PC World