Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 9, 2013. Reuters/Toru Hanai

Since the holidays have started, PlayStation players have been experiencing issues with the PlayStation Network. And even though there have been a number of official and unofficial methods of reconnecting, it appears that a considerable number of players are still unable to go online.

PlayStation Lifestyle reports that there are still intermittent connections experienced by some fans. In response to this, Sony has already provided some comprehensive, step-by-step guides on how to go about the issue.

Overall, however, Sony has taken bigger steps to overcome the issues. DualShockers reports that to get some ground going in solving the intermittent issues, Sony has already conducted some recent updates on the PSN, specifically to address the concerns of those using the PS4. In a tweet, the official Ask PlayStation account stated, "Update for PS4 users: We've made recent updates to the network that should allow you to sign in without changing MTU settings."

According to the source, this has yielded positive results, allowing PS4 users to have a good connection. For now, Sony is on the watch for those who are still experiencing issues and is keeping open communication where fans can voice the errors and issues they are experiencing.

Still on the subject of the recent downtime of the PlayStation Network, Sony has been compensatory for fans, this time extending the Flash Sale and Holiday Sale. Announced via the PlayStation Blog, the Flash Sale will now be extended until noon of Dec. 31. This means that the very long list of games, detailed in the link above, will still be up for grabs, with some having as much as 75 percent slashed off.

Some of the big-name games that players can expect include "Destiny," "NBA 2K15," "Dragon Age: Inquisition," "Just Dance 2015," "Madden 15," "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor," "Lara Croft: The Temple of Osiris," "NHL 15," "Tales from The Borderlands, "The Walking Dead" Seasons One and Two and "Watch Dogs." Note that those titles are just for the PS4 alone, as the Flash Sale includes discounted games for the PS3 and PS Vita as well.

The Holiday Sale, which offers 65 percent discounts for titles and an even bigger discount of 70 percent for PS Plus subscribers, will end on Jan. 6, also at noon time Pacific time. Some of the PS4 titles that are included in the Holiday Sale include:

- Alien: Isolation

- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

- Battlefield 4

- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

- Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

- Escape Goat 2

- Fluster Cluck

- In Space We Brawl

- Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut

- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

- Metro Redux

- Nidhogg

- Peggle 2

- Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Digital Exclusive Bundle

- Race the Sun

- The Legend of Korra

- WWE 2K15

Fans will notice that the on-sale games may prepare players for some of the titles coming out in 2015, specifically "Battlefield 4" and "Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes," whose successors are coming out next year. Also, apart from the titles, there are also a few movies with discounted price tags, so be sure to check that out.

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