Hooray! Sony's slapped some Sellotape on the PlayStation Network and all should now be fine. Phew!
Sony's just said via its official Twitter page: "If you encountered issues logging in today, try logging in now. Apologies for the inconvenience!"
It sound's like all is good, but the EU PS Blog Twitter feed is a little more tentative: "We're getting PSN back online now and you should be able to log on now or at least in the next 30 mins. Sorry for the inconvenience."
So if it doesn't work for you right this second, step back, take a deep breath and have another pop.
Sony acknowledged the unscheduled downtime in a post on the European PlayStation Blog's official Twitter account earlier today.