UPDATE: It appears that Sony has restored the Playstation Network (as of 4:27pm). It appears that users were experiencing issues for about an hour. Thankfully it’s back online before our peak gaming session tonight.
The PlayStation Network is currently down worldwide. This effects: Account Management, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music and most importantly, Gaming and Social.
The error screen suggests that the PlayStation Network is currently down for maintenance, but PlayStation’s support website definitely indicates that their engineers are working to resolve the issue.