At this point, problems with PSN are not even news, just routine and expected.
Though Sony has made incredible strides with the PlayStation Network in the decade since its initial inception, especially on the features front – not only is PSN on par with Xbox Live, when it comes to social or sharing features, for example, but it also has multiple features not available on Xbox Live at all, such as SharePlay – the overall stability and netcode of the network leaves a lot to be desired. PSN suffers from frequent outages, DDoS attacks, maintenance periods, and slower than necessary download speeds.
That continues with this piece of news- PlayStation users in Europe are experiencing slower than usual download speeds through PlayStation Network. This issue has been verified by a response from Sony through the support forum, where they confirmed that files over 3GB are seeing crippled download speeds.
Coming as this does right around the time of Batman: Arkham Knight’s release – a game with a hefty download size (nearly 40GB), as well as ridiculously big day one patch (nearly 3.5GB) – this probably is being highlighted more than it would be ordinarily, leading to more player frustration.
Sony, I have nothing to say to you, but a plea for you to just fix your damn network already.