The European PlayStation Blog has announced that the PlayStation Network will be going offline for a short while for a scheduled maintenance session, which means all online PSN services will be unavailable.
Starting tomorrow, September 8th, at 17:00 BST / 18:00 South African and ending at 19:00 BST / 20:00 South African, you won’t be able to access the following PlayStation Network features and functionality:
- PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP.
- PlayStation Network Account Management.
- PlayStation Network Account Registration
- PlayStation Network sign-in
If you sign into the PlayStation Network before the maintenance start time, you’ll be able to continue to play game online for the duration of the scheduled period. You’ll still be able to collect game Trophies, which will be updated on your profile once PSN is back and fully functional.
Source: European PlayStation Blog