Starting yesterday, thousands if not millions of PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide began experiencing strange errors. Many users reported that their PS3 was unable to connect to the PSN and that the clock was reset back to dates as early as 1998. Since then, chaos has erupted as consumers worldwide are angered at what many are calling the “APOCALYPS3”. Thankfully, it seems that Sony have some fixes coming soon.
Sony have responded to consumer’s concerns over the latest issues with the old model PlayStation 3 consoles. Sony apparently have confidence that it’ll be resolved within the next 24-hours.
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.
Jeff Rubenstein from the PlayStation Blog also recommends that consumers don’t log-in to their PlayStation 3 console until the issue is resolved. Jeff Rubenstein posted the following on his Twitter account:
Summary: PS3 slim is good to go, older models should be fine within 24 hrs. Leave em off until then.
According to a variety of sources, the issue is caused by an issue with the internal clock on the older model PlayStation 3s. It seems that PlayStation 3 Slim owners have not been affected which raises some questions. At any rate, stick around on PlayStation LifeStyle as we update you on anything that develops.