Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Finally Recovering after Christmas Outage (UPDATED)

on December 27, 2014 3:33 AM

Both the PSN and Xbox Live have been knocked off the grid for a long period across Christmas, but at long last they seem to be recovering.

In the last few hours many over social Media reported that their Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles restarted working as Intended and I can see the same on my end. The Xbox Live status page also gives the all green besides a few apps like IGN and Maxim. If you still can’t connect on Xbox Live, you may find comfort in knowing that it’s on the mend, and you should be online soon.


PlayStation Network is still partially down, but Sony announced that PS4, PS3 and PS Vita services are now coming back online, thanking customers for their patience.

Hopefully over the weekend we’ll have the chance to catch up with all the online gaming we missed on Christmas.

Update: The PSN finally went up on our end on all platforms. If you still can’t connect, you should be able to shortly.

Update 2: if you’re still unable to access the PSN and you want to connect in a hurry, a temporary fix has been found.

Update 3: unfortunately Sony spoke too soon, and the PSN now doesn’t work again.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.