With Playstation Network down as of 6/9/12, gamers are wondering what the latest issue is with online PS3 and PSP gaming. As of this report, a cause for the network downtime has not been identified. The network apparently still is able to run the online services for YouTube and Netflix, but not online gaming.
Video game network outages on a weekend have to be rough for gamers. So what's causing this latest issue? The website StickSkills.com has reported that some are reporting "error 8071053D" as the latest culprit in this incident.
They're noting that Sony is aware of the situation too. The PlayStation Twitter account sent out the following tweet, assuring customers that they're working to resolve the issue:
"We are aware that some of you are having issues accessing PSN, and we're working to restore service to all. Thank you for your patience."
Many longtime fans and users of the PSN network remember the extended downtime last year. Back then, it was due to hackers infiltrating the system and obtaining sensitive pieces of customer data. The incident had the network down for what seemed like forever for gamers, and resulted in Sony giving out various benefits, as well as an overhaul of their network security.
Hopefully today's issue will be resolved quickly and without too much Playstation network down time for users. Otherwise, they may have to continue playing games the old fashioned wayÂ—offline.
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