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PSN maintenance scheduled for August 25

Select online features inaccessible for seven hours on Monday

Sony has scheduled PlayStation Network maintenance for August 25.

In Europe, the maintenance period will run from 5:40pm on bank holiday Monday until 12:50am BST on Tuesday August 26.

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Sony says the following services will be unavailable during the network downtime:

  • PlayStation Store on all devices
  • PlayStation Network Account Management
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration
  • Entertainment services
  • Online gameplay

In North America, the PlayStation Network will be offline from 9:40am to 4:50pm Pacific Time (12:40pm to 7:50pm Eastern Time).

The US maintenance will be less disruptive, as players who have signed in to the network at any time since August 20 will still be able to play games online and access third party apps like Netflix. PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will however be unavailable.

Sony's US arm says it will use the maintenance period to "deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network".

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