Sony recently announced that the PlayStation Network will going through a routine maintenance next week for two hours. The maintenance is scheduled for Tuesday 19th April and all the PlayStation devices will be affected.
PlayStation Network Will Be Down Due to Maintenance Next Week
Maintenance time mentioned by Sony is from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, depending upon your local timezone. For gamers living in North America, maintenance will take place on Monday, April 18th same time.
Since PSN will be down, players will not be using some of the services such as access to Account Management, PlayStation Video, and PlayStation Store. But they will be able to log in to their profile and play games, which is a good news. Sony writes that;
Anyone who already has an account can still sign in to their PlayStation™Network profile, play games, and use most applications while this maintenance is carried out. You will not be able to access Account Management, PlayStation Video, and PlayStation Store during this maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend activating your PS4™ as your primary console before maintenance begins so you can continue to play most games and use 3rd party services during maintenance.
We strive to ensure that PlayStation™Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation™Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.