It's Not Just You: PSN Is Down For ManyTime: Jan. 24, 2018 From: SCDKey
If you try to play games on your PS4 or PS3, you may have problems. Sony's support recently confirmed that users had problems accessing Play Station Network services on Twitter, and advised them to check the PSN status page. The status page shows "Gaming and Social" as "Experiencing problems," which is usually the code for "does not work."
The problem does not seem to affect all players who simply want to connect to the PSN, but it seems to be widespread and global. It is not immediately clear what causes the failure, but as always, things can be resolved immediately or take hours.
PSN has a long history of extremely long downtime, but it is still a possibility. Checking the PSN status page is always your best option, although there may be good times before the solution works for anyone with problems. We will update as new information arrives.
I hope the network comes back soon, but maybe I'll take the opportunity to play a single game and limit my impulses to hit more loot boxes or micro transactions at the door.