You just got it last night, you should have already known that the servers were wonky, it's been like that since yesterday (maybe before). So you should have planned on getting a physical game or just be patient and wait until the network is fixed, should be a day or two at most. If you already have PS Plus I think you can still log in and download the free games available (Contrast, Resogun etc.).
"You just got it last night, you should have already known that the servers were wonky, it's been like that since yesterday (maybe before)."
Really? I just got my PS4 last night too. Exact scenario as OP. PS3 PSN has been working just fine. I paid 433.00 at gamestop for a PS4 that might as well be a brick because I can't redeem my PS+ code on PS4 or PS3, can't redeem the Ghosts upgrade code either. So maybe the all knowing troll knows when the #@!#% codes will work?
Just to let you know the PSN $ cards can be redeemed curently via the link below i reedemed mine.However you will have to wait for the network to be fully back if you want to redeem the Playstation plus subscription.As that can only be redeemed on a PS3,Playstation Vita,PS4.
I bought a PS+ code on the Amazon deal, and had trouble redeeming it, as well. After persistently trying for a couple of hours, it finally took on my Vita about three hours ago. Just keep trying. Eventually it will go.
Then you are at fault, Bulldog, if you can't be patient and wait for the codes to work properly. Either keep trying or wait until more people have posted it works for them (I have no problems with my PS4 or PSN, so it's not like it's affecting everybody) Should have bought a game you can play without going on line instead of crying about it. The PS4 is not a brick unless you are ONLY playing multiplayer games, in which case you only have yourself to blame, since there are plenty of games you don't need codes for to play.