Konami has apologised for PS3 PES 2008 server shut down this morning.

In a notification displayed when gamers access the in-game lobby, Konami said it was "glad to inform you everything is now running as normal".

However, when we played a ranked match online it still suffered from crippling lag and slowdown. Playing PES 2008 online on the Xbox 360 is currently a much smoother experience, although there is still some lag.

Yesterday we revealed that Konami is working on a patch that will combat both offline and online problems with the game. Konami is suffering criticism from gamers who say the PS3 version of the game suffers from frame rate issues and slowdown. You can see why we gave the game seven out of 10 in our review here. The 360 version, however, plays a much smoother game. You can check out our review here. You can also see our exclusive gameplay footage of both games in our video section.

Here's Konami's latest PS3 online notification in full: "From 09:00 onwards on 26/10/2007 (BST), customers were unable to log-in due to server trouble, We would like to apologise for all inconvenience caused. We are also glad to inform you everything is now running as normal."

Check the site next week for our analysis of PES 2008's online play.