PlayStation Network will be down this evening

16 April, 2012 - 5:21 pm by

The PSN will be offline all of tonight for a 12 hour maintenance session, Sony has claimed.

From 2pm today until 2am tomorrow, Tuesday 17th April the PSN will be closed.

The PlayStation Store will not be accessible on PlayStation 3 and Portable. PSN account management or registration will also be down. As will the site.

Playing online may be available during the maintenance but only if you are already signed on before the 2pm cut off point – however, this is a maybe. If you do manage it, then trophies can still be scored and will be updated on your PSN account tomorrow.