Just a quick reminder for everyone out there that segments of The PlayStation Network will be down for around seven hours today for scheduled maintenance.
PlayStation Home, The PlayStation Store, and Account Management will all become unavailable to users during the regional maintenance periods, and if you wish to engage in online gaming or access any applications that require internet access, you are advised to log into PSN prior to the maintenance and remain logged in.
The window is scheduled from 11:00am EST to 7:00pm EST in North America as per a post in the Official PlayStation Community Forums.
According to the European PlayStation Community Forum however, the PlayStation Network will be down a bit longer in Europe. The maintenance run from 2:00pm GMT today, up until early tomorrow morning at 1:00am GMT .
It is important to keep in mind that the service may also be down intermittently for extra work.