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PSN is getting hammered as new Playstation 4 owners try to get online

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It's good news and bad news for Sony on Christmas Day. It's good news because millions of new Playstation 4 owners are opening their gifts. However, the bad news is that the influx of people trying to connect to the Playstation Network is causing slowdown, disconnections and errors.

PS4 users around the world on forums such as Reddit, NeoGAF and the Playstation Community are all reporting difficulties connecting and remaining connected to PSN while trying to sign in to download the first update, subscribe to PS Plus, play online or download new purchases. This despite the PSN support page showing that the service is up and running.

The Xbox One isn't completely immune to the Christmas day rush connectivity issues either as the FIFA 14 owners are experiencing issues with the game as well according to the Xbox LIVE Status page. Fortunately, that is the only game for them affected at the moment.

Even Steam is affected as PC gamers rush to get their free copy of Left 4 Dead 2.

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