Sony doesn’t always pick the best times for maintenance on PSN, but this one seems to be out of their hands. Users in North America are being greeted with Error 8071053D upon log-in. Sony has yet to release any information as to the cause, a time frame for the service’s return.
The official PlayStation website is also down, which indicates maintenance on a static splash page. One can suppose the dirge of E3 content which had flooded the PSN store brought the service to its digital knees, or it’s just unannounced downtime. Still, on a Saturday night? Ouch.