A PlayStation Gamer’s Worst Nightmare: Network Error WS-37403-7

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A PlayStation Gamer’s Worst Nightmare: Network Error WS-37403-7

Thousands of PlayStation players were online, Thursday night, until they received this error code: WS-37403-7.

Users across the globe lost connection to the PlayStation Network, unexpectedly signing them off.

It wasn’t just gamers who felt the blow. People on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other platforms on the gaming console were also kicked off the server.

And the Internet went wild.

One of the best comments we saw:

In the United States, Down Detector reported 87% of users experienced issues signing in. Another 10% had trouble with game play, and only 2% reported problems with social apps. They had a massive 9,717 reports at 8:25 PM EDT. Those outages lasted about five hours.

Courtesy: Down Detector

The United Kingdom had about 6,279 reported issues come in, with nearly the same problems the U.S. experienced.

Courtesy: Down Detector

PlayStation Support did send out a message: “You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation Network. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.

There’s no need to worry anymore. Those outages lasted about five hours, but it seems a few users are still experiencing ripple effects overnight. About ten hours after the major fiasco, a few hundred people reported to Down Detector that they are seeing similar errors occur.

Instagram also had massive network issues earlier in the day, but it did not last as long. More than 56,000 people reported news feed trouble. But it was solved in less than an hour. Some reports suggest these network issues may have something to do with the Women’s Soccer World Cup tournament taking place now, citing past issues with social media and streaming during mega-events.

Did you end up getting kicked off your PlayStation? Let us know how you handled it!

Jessica Carlson
She's tiny, but mighty... Fierce but kind... Standing in at 4'11" and holding a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications... Taking names and kicking butt... Jessica Carlson! In high school, Jessica was introduced to her two biggest hobbies: journalism and comic conventions. After graduation, she gave up the dream of becoming a rock and roll icon, and went to college. In that time, she worked for the CW6, 12 News, AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, ASU's I.T. department, and then graduated in December of 2017 with a 4-year degree, in 3 years. After that, she immediately got hired by Fox 10 Phoenix as an Associate Producer. And now, she is a freelance writer for the Geek Lyfe, specializing in breaking news.

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