Sony: “PS3 Bug Has Fixed Itself”

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PS3 owners and Sony alike will be heaving a sigh of relief with the news that the PS3’s battle with the complexities of leap year dating has been resolved with no action required on the part of Sony.

Sony’s statement on the matter:

We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year.

Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.

If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Their “It only does everything” slogan has never seemed so appropriate, or so unwelcome.

A happy resolution for all, save perhaps crowing Xbox 360 fans who find their favoured console’s reliability record will not likewise be fixed by total inaction on the part of the manufacturer.

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  • I believe the day these events happened is why the PSN shall die. It was no minor glitch, I believe that the “bugs” were just side-effects of hackers putting a trojan into the PSN system. 6-8 weeks of data mining by the 1337est of the 1337 could easily compromise systems well enough. NINTENDO AND PC FOREVAR BIOTCH.

  • Anonymous says:

    I find it rather hilarious how the 360 fanboys mocked this, its like saying
    “Hahaha, the PS3 died for a day, and the 360 only does that once a month!”
    I’d prefer to have my trophy data wiped than the RRoD anyday.

    And you know what I played while it was down?
    The NES.
    Better than this current gen shit by a long shot >.>

  • Anonymous says:

    Hmm, kinda reminds me of when the Zune had this same problem. The older models were freaking out and basically bricked itself cause of a internal clock problem. The next day, it fixed itself. Neither company had a official reason as to why it happened and neither had a solution to fix the problem except don’t play/use your device. Weird.

  • Anonymous says:

    xbox 360 was out a year before ps3 obviously its not going to be as good but the ps3 is shite considering they had an extra year and has very little difference for it

    both amazing consoles in their own right

  • Well I guess it’s time to take that Twinkie out of my PS3 eat it and pour that dust back on my 360. (Although it was good to get my Judith fix)

    Coincidentally my internet went out seconds after Sony announced the PS3 is self correcting its problem. (I’m borrowing internet from my neighbor but my PS3 has troubles connecting to this access point) So I’ll wait until then to see if my Uncharted trophies have returned. But everything else seems to in order. Looks like I’m still a Sony fan afterall.

  • Anonymous says:

    What!?! The console fixed itself? Man that just wrong… how can?? That’s just evil, I tell you. That’s can only be be the work of the DEVIL!

    No seriously, I hope it never happens again… It didn’t happen to my PS3, but I could play with my pals yesterday…

  • Anonymous says:

    Microsoft Executives: assholes, type green.
    Sony Executives: assholes, type orange.

    Such a weasel-worded way of saying, ‘some of our products have a problem’. ‘All our non-phat PS/3s have _CORRECTLY_-functioning clock code. Ignore the symptom, and we’ll issue another non-apology statement in a few years.’

    Corrupted/lost data due to bad clock code == FAIL.

    “At Ford
    Toyota
    Microsoft
    Sony, Quality is Job #1!”

    Sincerely,
    A Dis-satisfied PS/3 Owner

      • Tsuyo_Puyo says:

        I didn’t mean it like that, people who aren’t as computer savvy as us will jump to conclusions. As soon as I heard about the bug, I didn’t even turn on my 60GB PS3 until an announcement was made that it fixed itself. I have two PS3’s (we got tired of bringing my PS3 up and down every time my dad wanted to watch a Blu-ray movie), a Wii, and one 360. I haven’t bought a 360 game since Dead or Alive 4 lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    This war kind of looks similar to MMOs…

    World of Warcraft – xbox360 fanboys
    Every other MMO – PS3 fanboys

    Are there a lot of WoW fanboys? Yes.
    But are there a lot of MMOs that had long beaten WoW in game mechanics, graphics and gameplay? Yes.
    Do WoW fanboys know much about the outside world of MMO gaming? Not really. Most of them only know about WoW. Which is pathetic if you’d ask me.

    • Anonymous says:

      Funny thing about the RROD, people tend to overlook that it’s usually brought on by the owner of the console not taking proper care of it. Perhaps the “high percentage” of RRODs are merely due to the accessibility and user-friendliness of the xbox360, with the demographic being those adolescent youngsters who aren’t likely to take care of their own stuff, it’s not surprising.

      I own both consoles and I love them both, but I do notice a trend that whenever a problem arises with the PS3, when someone mentiones something PS3 fanboys jump down the throats of the 360 fanboys with the two tired arguments “RROD” and “Paid Subscriptions”.

      RROD isn’t a problem for those who care about their console, and the PS3 has had its fair share of network issues, including this one. You get what you pay for.

      Commence flame war.

      • Anonymous says:

        “You get what you pay for.”… wow… just wow, the ps3 is more expensive than the 360, no wonder the 360 is so crappy, and with less money being spent on internet, ps3 ppl can buy more games, unlike 360 games wich are so annoying to buy, bcuz u buy it and then u realize you hav to buy a stupid internet card.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’ve got to be off your fucking rocker. I take exceptional care of my systems and have since the Atari. I’ve had 5 360’s and only has my recent Elite not had the RROD. After the first time my 360 (core) got the RROD I began to take even better care of it, however it was no use at all. Oh well.

        I play both PS3 and Xbox 360 and have to say I’ve had ten times less problems with my PS3 (didn’t even experiance today fiasco) and while I’ve played my elite more I will say Sony’s got Microsoft beat on reliability hands down.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wow, Anonymous 22:19, considering how many people’s 360’s RROD on them you’re getting lucky.

          I myself have had three of them. My circle of friends couldn’t afford the PS3 when it first came out so they all bought Xbox 360’s meaning I got an Xbox 360. Well now that it’s cheaper they all prefer the PS3. Personally I like 360, PS3, and Wii, but you’ve got to be blind if you don’t see something amiss with the way Microsoft’s made their consoles. Even if you’ve had absolutely no problems, it seems like for every one good Xbox there’s about three broken xbox 360’s.

          After all I’m no fan boy I love gaming on the 360 but as a gamer I hold no allegiance towards one more than the other but I do feel like my ass is a little sore after having spent so much on this generation’s consoles, primarily the 360, Wii’s been great though.

        • Anonymous says:

          >If I were inclined to believe you I’d tell you that I’m 99% positive your issue is you’re inclined to use your 360 in tower mode, either that or you use one of those “cooling fans”.

          Although I’m not the one that uses the 360 in this house, we have a cooling fan AND the console always standing. It’s even modded (Funny thing though, it hasn’t been banned yet. I mean, sure, we removed the ethernet cable before turning it on so it couldn’t connect to the internet, but still). There were even occasions where the console would be running for 24+ hours (forgetting to turn it off). No overheating, not a single RRoD. Go figure.

        • Anonymous says:

          “‘Lack of spell-check makes me disappoint,’ really? Do me a favor and look at what you just wrote followed by your next bit of text and tell me who needs spell check more.”

          Should read,

          “‘Lack of spell-check makes me disappoint,’ really? Do me a favor and look at what you just wrote then tell me who needs spell check more.”

          I misread your second sentence and I apologize you actually spelled everything correctly.

        • Anonymous says:

          Anon 15:51,

          “Lack of spell-check makes me disappoint,” really? Do me a favor and look at what you just wrote followed by your next bit of text and tell me who needs spell check more.

          I honestly can’t say I’m the retarded one for purchasing that many systems as I do enjoy the 360 and it’s certainly not hurting my bank account any. Maybe if I spend enough money this time around I will not have to the next time.

          Furthermore I’m not saying you have to believe me, honestly I couldn’t care less if you did I was simply stating what happened in my case and what happens to a lot of people. No I don’t use the 360 in tower mode as that’s what I did with my first 360 and after it scratched the shit out of one of my games I never placed it in that position before. I also don’t use the cooling fans as I believe the systems shouldn’t NEED a cooling fan if built properly.

          Lastly, I’ve built a special shelf next to my television where the 360 can be away from any and all other electronics (about 3 feet from the t.v.) and can believe perfectly fine. My playstation 3 doesn’t even get that much attention. So I’m sorry sir but you fail at your assumptions. I’ve got a friend that’s an Xbox fanboy and he even considers himself lucky that he hasn’t got the RROD, at least he can admit that it’s a manufacturing problem.

        • Anonymous says:

          Your lack of spell-check makes me disappoint.

          Not to mention the ridiculous claims you make belie your argument.

          You say you’ve gone through 5 consoles, you’re retarded simply for that.

          If I were inclined to believe you I’d tell you that I’m 99% positive your issue is you’re inclined to use your 360 in tower mode, either that or you use one of those “cooling fans”.

          Open area, lying flat, not one of those fans that blows the hot air back into the damn console.

        • TehBoringOne says:

          My two brothers and I do the exact same. Take care of every electronic apparatus we own as if it was golden dust. Yet, they are now waiting for their fourth 360, while I bored myself to death today… Waiting for the clocks of by two PS3s to get off that idiot lolercoaster.

        • Anonymous says:

          I was saying to my friend earlier, all 3 consoles have their ups and downs, I own all 3 of them, and love them all. Fanboys just get angry because they’re jealous that they can’t enjoy the benefits of the other consoles.

  • TehBoringOne says:

    I’m usually against fanboyism and against acting similar to one (not exactly LIKE ONE, but close)… But I will do it now…

    Suck on that huge, shiny (or matte) black cock that the PS3 has dealt you, stupid Xbox fanboys. You saw people getting sad, pissed, confused and shit and all you could think about was laugh, mock and troll. Go on! Keep worshipping a company that makes faulty products as if it was normal and keep giving them your money. That’s all Microsoft wants from you and to screw you over when they want to make a bigger sale.

    It’s not like Sony is made up of saints, but at least, their damn hardware has a failure rate way below that of Microsoft’s.

    Once again, suck on that, stupid fanboys. As for me, I’ll go have some fun with my PS3… AGAIN.

    • Anonymous says:

      Step 1: Copy other consoles
      Step 2: Announce it is in development and call it innovative
      Step 3: Release while still in development
      Step 4: Re-release finished product 3 years later and call it “slim”
      Step 5: Talk about RROD, ignore the issue you just had
      Step 6: ??????
      Step 7: Profit
      Step 8: Lather, rinse, repeat.

      I was too busy enjoying my 360 the entire time you were all crying to laugh and make fun.

      • Anonymous says:

        Also, not sure what huge cock I was dealt, the PS3 returning to a functioning state after Sony’s usual prowess in the realm of programming caused the error in the first place?

        “Oh, please, it’s too big, you’re hurting my anus.”

        • Anonymous says:

          PC gaming is FAR SUPERIOR to Console gaming! Better graphics, better movement, easier more accurate aiming, always online for games, cheaper to buy on launch (and a month later even cheaper!!!!), MORE GAMES!!!!, BETTER GAMES!!!!

          I own a PS3 fatty, and when it went down, i just played on the PC…how impatient are people…lols

          PC GAMING FTW!!! I SECOND THAT!!!

        • TehBoringOne says:

          If you mean I’m an anoyed customer, yeah, I am one to a certain extent. I didn’t like it when the shit hit the fan and I didn’t like the way it “magically” solved itself. Sony should make a patch addressing this issue.

          “you may think you’re making a good point/being funny, but really you just sound jealous… and butt hurt. either way consoles are gay.”

          Jealous of what? PCs are only for working in my case. I don’t see the need of spending large amounts of money for the latest hardware, when a console can deliver the same experience in some cases, or a better one according to my tastes in many others.

          “pc gaming ftw”

          Fanboy stance…

          And while my current behaviour may seem to be that of a fanboy as well, regarding my dislike of the 360, that only extends to the hardware itself. The games are different. I’m just lucky I can enjoy them without having to drop cash in a drainage for the system.

        • Anonymous says:

          “And to be clear, I’m not one least bit satisfied with the way things turned out. Sony DID NOT FIX the issue (nor I think they will). It was a mistake in design and another in quality assurance to let that flaw pass, I think. Still, seen as a whole, this ridiculous issue with the clock is small, in light of the flaws found in the 360.

          The PS community I observed in the PS blog behaved like spoiled children when in confusion and asslickers when the problem subsided. Quite the amusement, that was.

          But hey. Go back to enjoying your Xbox… while it lasts… I’ll do the same with my PS3… while it lasts as well.”

          Nah, I was trolling a bit, I should apologize, I’m most of the anonymous posts here, except maybe the tool above me. One of my friends is an avid PS3 fanboy, so my gut reaction to your comment was to lash out.

          I’m mainly just trying to make a point that neither company is above board on a lot of issues, and nothing seems to get resolved, just patched up with duct tape until another seam bursts.

          By the way, tool:
          “Fanboys just get angry because they’re jealous that they can’t enjoy the benefits of the other consoles.”

        • Anonymous says:

          lol someone’s a little butt hurt…

          you may think you’re making a good point/being funny, but really you just sound jealous… and butt hurt. either way consoles are gay.

          pc gaming ftw!

        • TehBoringOne says:

          And to be clear, I’m not one least bit satisfied with the way things turned out. Sony DID NOT FIX the issue (nor I think they will). It was a mistake in design and another in quality assurance to let that flaw pass, I think. Still, seen as a whole, this ridiculous issue with the clock is small, in light of the flaws found in the 360.

          The PS community I observed in the PS blog behaved like spoiled children when in confusion and asslickers when the problem subsided. Quite the amusement, that was.

          But hey. Go back to enjoying your Xbox… while it lasts… I’ll do the same with my PS3… while it lasts as well.

        • TehBoringOne says:

          “I was too busy enjoying my 360 the entire time you were all crying to laugh and make fun.”

          That is good then… Most of the PS3 users (including stupid fanboys) will go back to whatever games they were playing before.

          “Also, not sure what huge cock I was dealt, the PS3 returning to a functioning state after Sony’s usual prowess in the realm of programming caused the error in the first place?”

          That, coming from a user who pays for hardware with a low quality standard overall. Real genius there. Buying and staying with a brand is not a matter of being offered a great warranty (which let’s face it, it IS good), but having a machine that won’t break down in such a miserable manner, only to be sent back to get a different one, which may (and most likely will) fail down the line.

          “Oh, please, it’s too big, you’re hurting my anus.”

          I wouldn’t be the one hurting your anus. I don’t have (nor want) anything to do with it. And now that I think about it, I made a mistake. The dick in your ass is Microsoft’s. Enjoy.

    • +1

      Pretty much like I said to 360 fanboys in the last thread.

      1 day of no PS3 vs 3-4 weeks of no 360.

      Stop wishing for Sony’s failure, and start demanding better treatment from your beloved M$.

    • Dirty_Dingus008 says:

      When does any company make such an apology? Only the common folk demand the obvious but the stock holders well tear them apart if such occurs.

      I was worried quite a bit, but thankfully it corrected itself. Sony takes its time to make shit and it shows. I’m still grateful I bought this system and when God of War III comes out, I’ll be even more grateful for it!

      • i think sony is just good that way. like when sega was too lazy to make an update to bayonetta. sony did it themselves. i think they genuinely care about their gamers, so i think it is all good. my ps3 gave the error code, but a few seconds later it went away and psn was open to me. i got the fat 80 gig model. 2nd gen.

        • Anonymous says:

          Sony cares about as much for their customers as Microsoft does… If you ain’t throwing green at them then your barely a spec in their rear view mirror.

          Bayonetta was well received and I am sure it sold well enough due to that alone. Sony wouldn’t sit by watching a game that has buyer potential and let their competitor reap all the sales now would they?

          I think everyone is delusional if you think the CEO’s of either company and the leaders in their console departments wake up every day with a smile on their face and you on their mind…

  • Wow, It’s Almost Science Fiction.
    Time Beats Machine.

    Feburary give a finger to all sony appliances.

    Hopefully they never make ROBOTS.
    or On the Leap, that whole Code about not Not Killing Humans, will have a holiday ona leap yea.

    Wtf sony

        • Anonymous says:

          Xbox has a few good games, just like PS3…
          unfortunately Xbox does not always provide a functioning system to play said games on… to my everlasting dismay.

          Can we just stop these stupid “ps3 has no games” “xbox RRoDs and has no games” arguments already? They were funny once upon a time… in 2006.

          Please stop repeating the same jokes. If we let them any longer, we’ll have to start sending them to school.