The PlayStation Network will be partially inaccessible for five and a half hours today for maintenance, according to a post on the PlayStation Community Forums.
The maintenance window is scheduled for for Monday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT/ 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available to users during maintenance. Those who want to play games online and use apps during the maintenance period are advised to sign in to PSN between now and before the beginning of today's downtime.
According to a post on the European PlayStation Community forums, the PlayStation Network in the region will partially be inaccessible for several hours due to maintenance. The European PSN maintenance window is scheduled for Monday, March 10 from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. GMT. Sony advises that users may experience additional downtime for testing purposes.