Sony: PS3 global system error is over

Sony: PS3 global system error is over

By Ben Parfitt

March 2nd 2010 at 9:14AM

March 2nd brings with it an end to the internal clock issue that crippled Sonyâ??s console

The world’s PS3s are working again.

After a day of panic and a what must have been a very long and nervous night for Sony execs, the internal clock bug that saw around 92 per cent of the globe’s PS3 consoles stop working correctly yesterday has been defeated thanks to the arrival of March 2nd.

It’s thought that one internal component of the console expected 2010 to be a leap year. When that proved not to be the case, severe problems materialised.

Fortunately, as soon as the day in question had passed the problems vanished just as quickly as they had arisen.

Sony has persisted in referring to the problem as a PSN bug – a moniker that arose when users first began complaining of being unable to connect to the network. Interestingly, Sony still seems to be describing events as if it itself somehow managed to initiate a worldwide fix overnight.

The full report can be found at MCV