Sony’s gaming service is having a rough week as PlayStation Network outages continue into Friday. PS4 and PS3 players around the world have taken to social media to complain about encountering errors when trying to use PSN, and Sony has confirmed the problems on its status site.
“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features,” reads Sony’s status page. “Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
PSN was just down for a significant amount of time on January 23 and 24. I’ve reached out to Sony to ask if its servers are struggling due to updates that address the recently revealed Meltdown and Spectre exploits in processor architecture. I’ll update this post with any new information from the company.