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Sony Disables PS4 Vouchers To Ease Pressure On Servers

In an effort to enhance the smoothness of the PlayStation 4 launch in Europe, Sony opted to disable a few PSN features.

Unfortunately, that hasn't totally eased the strain being exerted upon the PlayStation servers, as a whole lot of new owners are attempting to log in. Initially, Sony delivered the following Twitter message:

"We are aware some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN on PS4 due to the heavy traffic we are receiving, we're investigating."

Since then, Sony issued another update saying that they've temporarily suspended the Redeem Voucher functionality, which may help. However, other features, such as multiplayer gaming, the free PlayStation Plus trial, the Store (excluding any use of vouchers, of course), Trophies, and Friends lists are all intact. It's obvious that the initial impact of lots of new users is putting a serious hurt on the servers, so you'll have to bear with Sony for a little while. Don't worry, the new users have to go outside sometime.

Gamers were plenty enthusiastic about this launch and in some cases, they were way too excited.

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

11/29/2013 9:08:42 PM John Shepard

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Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 11:02:37 PM

Of course it happens on the day that I buy some of the one year playstation plus cards that were on sale for 29.99.

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Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 11:20:00 PM

Yeah, just bought two myself, and they won't redeem.

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Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 11:27:29 PM

People like to redeem their vouchers though.

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Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 11:50:22 PM

I think all the people that got PS Plus dirt cheap is causing the problems. I know when I got mine months ago I downloaded every free game in one night. I figure people are doing that plus Amazons crazy game prices. I got two PS Plus codes. One to stack mine till 2016, the other for my mom because she's as hardcore a gamer as me. Also got Battlefield 4 Digital for PS3 for $34.99 started the download on the PS3 paused it. Then turned on my PS4 and did the $10 upgrade which Amazon said would not work but it does. So do all the other upgradeable ones lmao. Anyways I downloaded all 35 gigs of BF4 on PS4 while downloading the PS3 version to hers on top of downloading every free game on PS Plus to her console so I figure a lot of people did the same thing except they might not have hooked their moms up lol. That's close to 70 gigs or more I downloaded over the course of the day. Get enough people doing that and the servers will strain. That's my drunken two cents.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 2:11:41 AM

i mean come on thats one of the most important most used features.
what if your one of the thousands who bought PSN plus vouchers with your new ps4?
tough, you cant play multiplayer till they turn it back on!
sigh, knew this was going to happen.
XBLA launches perfectly not a single problem, no features disabled!
maybe $ony should be putting that money there getting from forcing plus onto people if they want MP, on actually improving their servers!
boggles belief how i can download a FULL PC game within a hour, but downloading a demo off PSN, 1GB, compared to 15+, takes practically all night!
in fact i started downloading escape plan at 8PM last night, its 6PM now and its still only at 87%!

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Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 12:41:13 PM

XBLA no problems? except that the update needed to play games on day 1 wouldn't download for many and took somebody 11 hours to get.
Why do you bother commenting here? All you so is rant and nobody believes you and you always get a bunch of down votes (except for your very own upvote.
Go comment at an Xbox site if you like it better.

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Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 8:30:57 AM

i didnt have any problems with it.
just saying with all the money $onys making forcing plus for MP now they should use that to improve the servers.
it was kinda fair game before because it was free, as the saying goes you get what you pay for.
but now you have to pay to play online, just like XBLA, than it should be as good if not better.
excuse me if i have a problem with paying for a ferrari and end up being delivered a stick of celery!

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Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 6:26:53 PM

I picked up the PS Plus for $29.99. Now all I have to do is upgrade my 80GB hard drive for a bigger one. I plain to get a 320GB for $50.00 at best buy.

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Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 1:44:23 AM

yeah i'm not sureprised that they are holding back to have some sense of server stability.

happy gaming =)

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