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Sony PSN buckles under pressure of new PS4 gamers



In news that most gamers dreaded but nearly all expected, Sony’s PSN network is facing log in issues as the platform struggles to stand up to demands of new PS4 owners.

The online portal has struggled to cope with the “extremely high volume” of log ons it’s received from new PS4 owners, leaving many frustrated and irate. Sony has stated that it is currently working on a fix and has urged users to be patient whilst it endeavours to find a solution to the network headaches.

The network buckling means that gamers are unable to download the necessary ‘day one software patch’ which enables features such as Remote Play compatibility with the PS Vita, gameplay recording and Blu–ray and DVD playback.

The failure also prevents users from downloading games or even attempting online multiplayer on their new console, with the ability to record and share in game action also currently unavailable.

Although PS4 owners are able to download the crucial 300 MB update from the PlayStation Network website, and transfer it onto their console via a USB stick, this solution still doesn’t allow gamers online.

In what will undoubtedly be one of the busiest weekend of the year for the Japanese corporation, Sony must work quickly on a fix to allow the avalanche of eager gamers to compete with each other online.

The PS4 will set gamers back £349, a full £80 cheaper than the Xbox One from Microsoft and the console is also available in bundle deals such as the Killzone Mega Pack, costing £449.

Via: Eurogamer


November 30, 2013, 2:19 am

Really had to stress that last paragraph about the price over the competitor, just in case anyone was thinking this problem would sway them away. "it may have network issues, but wait its much much cheaper in the end after all than that evil X. so don't loose faith"

DSL Slaphead

November 30, 2013, 11:08 am

That is a big fail by Sony, they have had more than enough time to scale up the PSN servers unless they thought they were not really going to sell many PS4's on launch day.


November 30, 2013, 2:57 pm

I've not had any problems logging in on my PS4, downloading and updating.

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