Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network is about to go offline for a scheduled maintenance. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at about 8:00 am (PDT) on September 21 and will last till about 5:00 pm (PDT). During that time, users will not be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home or Account Management. Sony also warms that users may have difficulty signing in to the PlayStation Network.
Above: The PlayStation Network will be going offline on Sep 21
The maintenance will also apply to users in the following countries: United Arab Emirates, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand. According to Sony’s European PlayStation Blog, users can sign in to PSN before the maintenance begins at 16:00 (BST) on September 21, 2010. You should still be able to collect trophies during the maintenance, but your profile will not be updated until it is complete.
Sep 20, 2010
Source: US PlayStation Blog, EU PlayStation Blog