Update (January 18):
PSN servers seem to be up and running right now, with only a small number of players reporting any issues. Sony did not acknowledge the outage at the time of this update.
PSN is down in America, Europe, and Australia right now, the evening of January 17, 2023, leaving many PS5 and PS4 gamers unable to sign in to PlayStation Network or play games online. The official PSN status page does not indicate that there is a problem but many gamers have taken to social media to voice their concerns about not being able to use their consoles fully.
Sony has yet to acknowledge PSN outage
Despite players reporting a number of issues, Sony has yet to acknowledge the outage. According to third-party tracking sites and social media forums like Reddit, players are specifically having problems signing into their PSN accounts, using party chat, and playing multiplayer games on both PS4 and PS5. Those who have managed to sign in are still having problems connecting to online games.
However, not all players seem to be facing issues. While some are being kicked out of the games they are playing, others have managed to stay connected and play. The official PSN Status site will likely be updated in due course but, as previously mentioned, it currently states that all services are up and running.
We’ll update our readers when we have more information.