PS4 launch stalls with PSN connection error ‘NW-31453-6’

Today, the PlayStation 4 released to the general public today, meaning no more controlled testing environments for Sony. And what's the first problem?

Well, for me at least, it appears to be some sort of network connection error. Upon trying to login to PlayStation Network I've been greeted with error code "NW-31453-6" along with the message: "The network connection has been lost."

A colleague of mine, who also picked up the PS4 is also getting the message and having trouble connecting. 

It's worth noting that this is merely an hour after launch; I'm sure everyone and their mother is trying to login to PSN, so I'm going to remain patient. I'm assuming this is just the servers being stressed, but hopefully this gets resolved sooner rather than later.

How has your PS4 launch experience been so far?