As you may well have noticed if you are the proud owner of a PS3, the Playstation Network is currently offline. Not to worry though, because this is on Sony’s part due to scheduled maintenence of the service. There’s no need to worry, as if all goes to plan, the service should be back up later today around 5.00pm (PDT). During this downtime, users will not be able to access the PSN store, Playstation Home, or Account Management. Sony also warns that people may experince difficulties signing in.
The maintenance will apply to users in the following countries: USA, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand. According to Sony’s European PlayStation Blog, users can sign in to PSN before the maintenance begins at 16:00 (BST) on September 21, 2010. You should still be able to collect trophies during the maintenance, but your profile will not be updated until it is complete.