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PSN Down for maintenance worldwide this week

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Although the PlayStation Network is operational again after a short period of downtime yesterday, it will be shut down on Wednesday, August 1, for 30 minutes worldwide. Sony has announced that the network will be serviced between 1

2 and 12 o'clock: 00 o'clock and 12:30 o'clock EST. To find out when maintenance will take place in your area, have a look at the maintenance message on the official page of the PSN service.

All PlayStation platforms, including the Web and Mobile, are affected. New users will not be able to sign up for an account during this time, but existing users will still be able to sign up, play offline games, and use "most apps," even though Sony does not specify them.

The company has recommended that players activate their PlayStation 4 as their primary console so they can play "most games" and use third-party service during maintenance. If you're not sure how to do this, follow the instructions:

Sign in to your PlayStation Network profile and select [Settings]> [Account Management]> [Activate as Your Primary PS4]> [Activate]. You only have to do this once.

"We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we need to take the PlayStation Network offline to perform important maintenance and feature improvements," Sony said.

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