PlayStation Store Scheduled for Downtime
The PlayStation Store will be unavailable for around 15hrs (if everything goes to plan 😉 ) from April 14th, in readiness for the new and improved PS Store:
The PLAYSTATIONÂ®Network will be taken offline for a scheduled maintenance to our network during the following times:
Start: April 14, 2008, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time
End: April 14, 2008, ending at 11:00 p.m., Pacific Time
During this time, the new PLAYSTATIONÂ®Store upgrade will be taking place. As a result access to the PLAYSTATION Network will be restricted, including:
* No access to the PLAYSTATIONÂ®Store
For information regarding the changes to the PLAYSTATION Store, please visit the PlayStation.Blog.
It is not anticipated that this will affect other PLAYSTATION Network services
Once the new PLAYSTATION Store upgrade is complete, a new system software version will be available for download. This new system software must be installed before you may access the PLAYSTATION Network.
The times are obviously North American but the other stores should also be unavailable around the same time. I’m looking forward to the new design and hopefully a lot more new content on a more regular basis.