Sony’s February 28, 2010 PSN Outage

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Update: Calendar bug confirmed. PS3 lives. The ApocalyPS3 is over until next time. Fix it, Sony!

Xbox Live! goes down and so does PSN. But today’s outage was different for Sony’s console.

For one, it seems to be affecting the “fat” and older PlayStation 3 consoles and not the Slims. And then there are the symptoms which include:

  • Corrupted Dynamic themes
  • Error code 8001050F which means “Hardware Failure”
  • Inability to launch games with Trophy support
  • Inability to utilize purchased downloadable content

This seems to be more than a simple login issue since many of these games can be played if you logged out of PSN normally. So what’s going on here? Clearly, this is unacceptable, but it is an interesting problem.

I’ll update this post as I find out more on this bizarre issue.

February 28, 2010 – 8:01 PM Update: Sony is working on the problem.

February 28, 2010 – 9:50 PM Update: Members of GAF are suspecting that this is a calendar bug which resets pre-Slim PS3 dates back to 12/31/1999. This may be Leap Year related? Funny, if this is the case.

February 28, 2010 – 11:27 PMĀ Update: Sony reporting Slims are working fine.

February 28, 2010 – 5:34PM Update: Sony is asking us to sit tight and hopes to “resolve this problem within the next 24 hours.” Are they letting time sort this one out?