Update (January 18):
The PSN servers seem to be working for now, with only a few players reporting any problems. Sony did not acknowledge the outage at the time of this update.
psn Down in the US, Europe and Australia on the evening of January 17, 2023, leaving many PS5 and PS4 gamers unable to sign in Playstation Network or play online games. The official PSN status page does not indicate that there is a problem but many gamers have taken to social media to express their concerns about not being able to fully use their consoles.
Sony has yet to acknowledge the PSN outage
Despite players reporting multiple issues, Sony has yet to acknowledge the outage. According to third-party tracking sites and social media forums like Reddit, players are specifically having problems signing in to their PSN accounts, using party chat, and playing multiplayer games on both the PS4 and PS5. People who have managed to sign in are still having problems connecting to online games.
However, not all players face problems. While some are being thrown out of the games they play, others have managed to stay connected and keep playing. The official PSN status site will of course be updated, but as previously mentioned, it currently states that all services are up and running.
We will update our readers when we have more information.