Do not be alarmed: The PlayStation Network is down, but it's routine maintenance. The system will be down from Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 AM, Pacific Time Down Time until Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 PM, Pacific Time. That's a full 11 hours of no PSN for you PS3 and PSP users.
During this time you may:
- Not be able to access the PlayStation Store
- Have difficulty signing in to the PlayStation Network
- Not be able to play online games
- See a maintenance page when attempting to access the PlayStation Network
When you log into the PlayStation Network, a message may appear which states, "the PlayStation Network has been suspended". This doesn't mean your account has been suspended; it means the PlayStation Network has been taken offline.
I'm obviously hoping the PlayStation Network will re-open with tons of amazing improvements, new content and a free latte for all users, but right now, we have no information as to what (if any) changes are on the way. So, until tonight at 7 PM, PST, go ride your bike or something.