Have you tried to watch a baseball game on your PlayStation 3 recently? Did you get a message like this after trying to sign in?
An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network. (80710A06)
If so, then you are everyone who’s tried to log on to same Network over the last 36 hours.
While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.
National nightmare? Perhaps not. But as Slate notes, there are approximately 70 million subscribers to the PlayStation Network — which that’s pretty significant (although not news that’s “fit to print,” apparently).