[Nov 15: Official confirmation] PlayStation (PSN) party chat not working? You aren’t alone
There are new updates that have been added to the bottom of the story…
Are you experiencing issue with PlayStation party chat feature? Well, find solace in the fact that you aren’t alone. We’re currently seeing a lot of reports from users of Sony’s gaming consoles who say party chat keeps disconnecting for them.
Take a look at some of the reports:
@PlayStation Why does my party chat keep disconnecting?
— Jose2beast (@DN_Beats) January 10, 2019
— Slash (@soulgrl1285) January 10, 2019
Am I the only one experiencing party chat failure? #PlayStation
— curlkage (@curlkage) January 10, 2019
RIP @PlayStation party chat…help
— Jackson Waterhorse (@jetthejudge) January 10, 2019
— DIGITALGOD (@DIGITALDIOS) January 10, 2019
So my friends and I are having some serious issues staying connected to party chat @PlayStation
Everything looking good on those servers?
— Sam Marks (@irawksolid) January 10, 2019
@AskPlayStation Hi what is wrong with the Party chat on PSN? It's kicking everyone out like you can't be in one at all? Is there sever issues with it.
— Julius Caesar (@LeftEarth) January 10, 2019
For its part, as far as PlayStation social media handles are concerned, Sony is yet to say anything about this issue. Rest assured, we are keeping an active tab on the matter, and will update the story as and when the problem gets fixed or there’s any more newsworthy development.
Update 1 (March 14)
Users are again getting a playstation party related issue (error NW-31473-8). Head here for details.
Update 2 (Nov 15)
Going by reports proliferating across Twitter, Playstation is down and not working for many right now. Users aren’t able to play online or use party chat. Here are some of the reports:
@PlayStation your servers have to be the worst to ever fucking exist
@PlayStation what’s wrong with party chat and friends list. Nothing’s loading and internet is fine!!!
@PlayStation Why aren’t any of my parties connecting? Why aren’t my friends lists showing? Why’s my profile saying im offline, Even though when i test my connection and everything is fine? #PSNDOWN
Downdetector also reflects the service is encountering issues in some regions, as can be seen in the live map below.
Update 3 (Nov 15)
Going by Ask Playstation JP’s recent tweet, PSN as well as PS Store won’t be available for some time.
[PlayStation Network failure information] PSN (including PS Store) may not be available at this time. Thank you for your patience as we investigate and recover. http://askps.eng.mg/7d7ca
Update 4 (Nov 15)
PSN service status page has been updated conveying gaming-related issues stating:
Affected Platforms: PS4™
You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.
Status:11/15/2019, 2:14 PM
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