PSN Down For The Count

As we creep closer to a week of PlayStation Network downtime, gamers are increasingly frustrated… and concerned. When will PSN be back online and is our credit card info safe? (Yes, I too have a PSN Wallet.) Unfortunately, Sony isn’t saying much of anything at all. From their latest blog post:

I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time. As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available.

On a number of occasions, Sony reps have stated they’ll keep us updated. Yet, other than indicating a security breach of some sort, they haven’t really shared all that much. And, on Day 6, the word “quickly” should be excised from the conversation. So, yeah, still no PS3 Call of Duty, Black Ops multiplayer and Netflix access remains hit or miss.

On the rumor and speculation front, unconfirmed reports over the weekend seemed to suggest that service would be restored today (Tuesday). We shall see… Additionally, some suspect there may have been PSN data loss or corruption – which is contributing to the extended network outage. But, until Sony fesses up, we just don’t know.

Of course, Sony isn’t the only provider to go dark for a time. Amazon recently experienced a rough week and here’s a list of some historic Internet meltdowns. This too shall pass.