PlayStation Network Announces Planned OutageApril 14, 2013
The announcement may strike fear into those loyal PSN users and may give some of us horrific flashbacks to April 19, 2011, but PlayStation promises this is just a routine update.
The outage is said to be about 12 hours in length; more details can be found below:
In order to continue to deliver you the best online games experience, we will be performing maintenance to upgrade the software for the PlayStation Store on Monday, April 15th. This maintenance will start at approximately 8:00 am PDT (9:00am MDT / 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT) and end around 8:00pm PDT (9:00pm MDT / 10:00pm CDT / 11:00pm EDT) Monday, April 15th.
During this maintenance period, you may receive a message that states “Sony Entertainment Network is undergoing maintenance” when attempting to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home. If you have signed in to PSN within 5 days prior to the start of maintenance (meaning: any time since April 10th), you may be able to play games online and enjoy apps such as Netflix, HULU Plus and Music Unlimited during this maintenance period.
For the full article and where you can find updates on the outage, visit The PlayStation Knowledge Center.