[/img]The friends list is currently unavailable to view on the Xbox Live home screen, with the Xbox Live Status page also confirming sign in issues on the Xbox 360.
An Xbox statement reads: "Hi Xbox members, are you having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live? Our team is investigating this right now. Thanks for your patience while we get this figured out.
“Are you having issues managing your profile or viewing your Friends’ List? Our team is hard at work trying to get these issues fixed right now.”
There were several listed issues connected with viewing the online state or activity of friends earlier in the week, with signing into Xbox Live and attempting to make new Xbox Live accounts also proving problematic.
UPDATE - The official Xbox website, which is currently running a sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, is still available to use in the UK, while the majority of reported outages for online services are coming from US Xbox Live customers.
Users on Twitter are also reporting problems with the service in the US, with one fan writing: “Xbox Live Social Services and most of Xbox.com is still down… Wish I had an ETA for when it was back up.”
Another tweeted: “Why is @Xbox live matchmaking down so often these days? I don’t get to play that much so it feels like it never works.”
Feburary 18 02:55 UPDATE: The Xbox Live Status page currently directs to a runtime error message, a way round this is to view it in incognito mode on Chrome.