Sony warned PS3 and PS Vita users Friday that the Playstation Network will be down for an extended period of time on Monday, Dec. 3 while maintenance is performed.
The maintenance period will start at 8 a.m. EST / 5 a.m. PST and last for approximately eight hours. PSN subscribers who signed on to the network within the past few days should still be able to play online and access apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and others according to a Playstation Community manager. However, the Playstation Store, Playstation Home and Account Management will all be unavailable during this time period for everyone.
If you haven't signed on to PSN in the past few days and planned on spending some quality time online with your PS Vita or Playstation 3, you may want to sign in before the maintenance period begins. This will ensure you a spot to play on the online network.