PSN sign-in problems reported following European PS4 launch

Influx of new users results in network congestion and slow speeds

The PlayStation Network is suffering outages following today's European PS4 launch.

Multiple users are reporting an inability to sign in to the network on their new console, including CVG's Chris Scullion, who Tweeted the following image.


Update: Sony has officially acknowledged the issue. The company said in a statement sent to CVG. It reads: "We are aware some users are currently experiencing issues logging into PSN on PS4 due to the heavy traffic we are receiving, we're investigating and will update. Thanks for your patience."

Original story continues: When PS4 launched in North America on November 15, US and Canadian PSN users also experienced difficulties signing in due to an influx of new users attempting to log on.

On Thursday, in preparation for the console's European launch, Sony said it would be disabling a number of non-essential PS4 features in a bid to avoid network congestion and slow speeds.

New console owners will want to download PS4 system update 1.51, which was released in Europe on Thursday. The update incorporates system update 1.50, which adds numerous day one features not otherwise supported on the console including online multiplayer gaming, and Blu-ray and DVD functionality.

CVG has published a launch unit PS4 review, in addition to a Killzone Shadow Fall review, a Knack review, and a Resogun review.