Some of you may have noticed that the PlayStation Network Store was down earlier today. The Network is now back online and there seems to be a few minor updates. The main one we noticed was the ability to use the L1 button to navigate to a previous page and the R1 button to move forward. Sony has not made an official announcement regarding the matter, but many speculate that the update was in preparation for E3.
You can check the status of the PlayStation Network here, as well as any scheduled downtime information.
UPDATE (10th July 2007 at 21:27):
The PlayStation Blog has been updated with a post regarding the PlayStation Network update. The details of the update has not been disclosed.
Patrick Seybold, Sr. Manager of PR:
“As some of you may have noticed, we did a bit of minor maintenance on PlayStation Network this morning. For less than 20 minutes we took PSN down for a routine update, nothing more. It’s back online and fully functional. We apologize for the inconvenience.”