No actual reason has been supplied for the great unplugging. The PlayStation Store will also be inaccessible for both PS3 and PSP. What of Store updates?
It's likely that the weekly updates for the European PlayStation Store may give it a miss today and instead be published tomorrow, given that not many would be able to access it whatsoever. Perhaps Sony has a new security trick up their sleeve?
At least it's happening today and not tomorrow when early pre-order deliveries of BioWare's Dragon Age II are likely to show up for PlayStation 3 gamers.