Sony’s Latest On The PS3/PSN Issue

Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Seybold Just posted this on the Playstation Blog in response to yesterday/today’s PS3 Issues:

“As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

Errors include:

  • The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
  • When the user tries to sign in to the PlayStation Network, the following
    message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been
    signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.
  • When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears
    on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install
    trophies. Please exit your game.”
  • When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the
    Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date
    and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”
  • Users are not able to play back certain rental video downloaded from the
    PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.

As mentioned above, please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

For the latest status on this situation please continue to check either the PlayStation.Blog or”

So bottom line, if you have a “fatty PS3” dont use it until the update comes out. you may lose everything in a file corruption mishap caused by the errors.

UPDATE/RELATED ARTICLE 3/1 – 12:01pm: Your PS3 Trophies Are Safe (If You Synced That Is)

UPDATE/RELATED ARTICLE 3/1 – 3:10pm: An Explination On Why The PS3 Is Having Issues Today.

UPDATE/RELATED ARTICLE 3/1 – 4:30pm: Crisis Over! All PS3’s are working again!