Last week, Sony reset a number of European PSN passwords as a precautionary measure after detecting irregular activity across the network. This week, it’s North America’s turn, with gamers suddenly finding themselves unable to log in to the service.
The company still didn’t really tell people about what had happened until after the event, with a PlayStation forum moderator bringing the news:
If you are getting an error that your PSN account password is incorrect, you may need to reset it. We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected SEN accounts to protect consumers and their account information.
The news comes just days before the release of the PlayStation 4 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil on Friday November 29th, and just over a week after the console hit North America.
If you are among the affected gamers, you should head to the website to Change and Reset Password – that is, if you’ve got access to the email address associated with the account, and you can remember your date of birth. “If you are missing one or both of those,” says the post, you’ll need to get in touch with Sony for help.