The PlayStation Network hasn't been running perfectly smoothly due to increased holiday traffic. But Sony has apologized.
Many times over, in fact.
It almost seems like they apologized to absolutely everyone who complained of experiencing problems with the Network. These issues persist and Sony continues to work on the problem but in the meantime, it's nice to know they actually care. Of course, those apologies aren't coming with a time frame as to when the issues will be resolved, but our guess is that the holiday traffic needs to ease up first. Best time to try again? January 2 would be our bet.
Or, just try a single-player game. 🙂