PlayStation Network will be taken offline later this week, Sony has announced.
Scheduled maintenance will take place from 4pm UK time on 17th January through to 4am the following morning (Friday, 18th January).
As with previous periods of downtime, the PlayStation Store, customer account management and user registration will be unavailable on PS3, PSP, Vita and the official website.
Players will be able to continue collecting Trophies, which will be updated on profiles once PSN is back up and running.
Users signed into PSN before the maintenance begins are advised to remain signed in for the duration, although the aforementioned services will still not be available.
Sony recently released a patch improving the navigation speeds of its redesigned PlayStation Store.
Several new features for the PlayStation Store were introduced in 2012, including the launch of PlayStation Mobile and PS Plus for Vita.