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Sony Disabling A Few PSN Features For PS4 Euro Launch

When the PlayStation 4 launched in North America, the PlayStation Network didn't really run well for the first day or two.

In order to avoid that problem when the new console releases in Europe today, Sony has revealed (via the Euro PlayStation Blog) that some PSN features will be disabled in order to insure a smooth launch experience for everyone.

Sony is again expecting a "record number" of users soon after the PS4 is available for sale, so they're temporarily taking down the What's New and Content Information menus, both of which track the activities of your friends. It's important to note that online multiplayer, Trophies, video sharing and livestreaming will all be available right off the bat. Here's part of Sony's statement concerning this issue:

"We want to make sure that your online experience is positive. To help ensure that this happens, we have made the decision to switch off a couple of features for European customers on day one. These features will then be switched back on a few days later, once the intensity of launch day calms down."

Hopefully, this means players won't encounter as many Network issues when they first pick up the system. And if they can't access the What's New and Content Information sections, they'll know exactly why. Here's hoping the PS4 debuts with a bang over there in Europe!

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 european launch, playstation 4 euro launch

11/28/2013 9:13:06 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:11:57 AM
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yeah well i can't say i'm surprised

we all want a stable psn with kz:sf and bf4 multiplayer comin along and yes COD for those of you who still play that game

happy gaming =)

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___________
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 6:10:16 AM
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so, there taking down the social media crap?
great, can we please keep it like this!?
was so shocked yesterday at dinner the bastard friend of mine told me he had a ps4 reserved for me and we were at the shops for the midnight launch.
wondering why he wanted to go to that specific place we never go there.
so excited, 10th in line to pick mine up, get home at 10 past 12, upgraded the HDD, aaaaaaaaaaaaand error code the FW does not want to install in recovery menu.
sigh.
should of known its impossible for $ony to make a reliable product!
spent ALL day on the phone with tech support, switching from like 3 different people escalating the call twice, and still no one knows WTFs going on!
so i just said f*ck it im putting the original disk in, and now its ok.
but, seriously, why cant you install the FW through recovery menu thats what its for!
even more pathetic tech support has no idea what the problem is, i mean whats the point of having error codes if your tech support team dont know what they mean?
seriously, im really starting to believe playstations run by a bunch of chimpanzees!
know how to answer the phone, but beyond that is just too difficult.
cant even return a call either, they said they would have their supervisor call me back, that was 12 hours ago!

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Masszt3r
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 8:30:38 AM

"so excited, 10th in line to pick mine up" weren't you the one saying you had cancelled your pre-order and bashed the console to colossal limits? I'm beginning to think you might have issues.

Anyway, I have had the PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP so far and none have ever broken on me. In fact, just a few weeks ago, I turned on my PS2 and it was still working, so you either have had really bad experience with Sony consoles, or you're just a troll.

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___________
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 9:56:05 AM

try reading a little more than just the one line you want.

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Simcoe
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 10:12:32 AM

You have quite the friend there, especially that he took the time to think of you when he was pre-ordering his PS4. I'm not sure why you though it was important to inform us that your friend was born from unmarried parents, as I don't see how it is relevant to the story.

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smileylyon
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:58:51 PM

Hmmmm, sounds like you've got a "PEBCAK" type of error there Blankline!
Before buying the upgraded HDD, did you verify that it's spec's were PS4 compatible? Right speed, right format (did you format it first?)
Did you have the proper firmware on a Jump Drive in the correct file structure?
Your comment contained 3 lines of useful info and alot of complaining! Which is to be expected... considering your comment history!

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Masszt3r
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 8:26:45 AM
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I think this is a good move. It's better to provide a decent gaming experience rather than wanting to cramp everything in, at least for the first few days.

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SASSYGIRL82
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 8:36:24 AM
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U were swapping a 500 gb hdd out b4 u used it wow what were u puttin in a 1.5tb lol

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Beamboom
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 9:02:46 AM
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Here in Norway they are *completely* sold out. Every last box is taken. The main stores over here (both online and physical retailers) are estimating they won't get more machines until early january. Reportedly some even struggle with delivering to all their preorders cause they received fewer than promised.

Total chaos. Playstation 4 owns this country for sure.


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Simcoe
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 10:15:06 AM

Sounds like they might be going for a handsome sum in the local classifieds across Norway this holiday season.

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Masszt3r
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 10:28:04 AM

Oh, the Nordic countries never fail to astonish me :D

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Simcoe
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 10:33:04 AM

Beamboom, I think you previously said that you were holding off on your PS4 purchase, but there seems to be some reports that the Scandinavian countries along with Finland and Switzerland are getting PS4 manufactured in Japan rather than China. Have you seen or heard anything one way or the other in Norway?

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Beamboom
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 12:30:23 PM

Yeah I'm waiting until february at least. I haven't heard or read anything about where the PS4es we get are produced, sorry.

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