Following a recent password reset in Europe for the PlayStation Network users, Sony has decided to do the same to North American users as a precautionary measure.
The company's European division did the same thing last week after detecting what it called "irregular activity" on the network.
"If you are getting an error that your PSN account password is incorrect, you may need to reset it," a moderator on the North American PlayStation forums wrote. "We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected SEN accounts to protect consumers and their account information."
"Please visit this page for details on how to reset your password: Change and Reset Password. Note that if you have access to the email address and Date of Birth associated with the account, you will be able to reset it yourself. If you are missing one or both of those, then you will need to contact us for further assistance."
Sony announced that it will release PS4 firmware update version 1.51 to European consumers on Thursday, just in time for PS4's release. PS4 launched in North America on November 15, and launches in Europe on Nov. 29.