PlayStation Network’s day-or-so-long woes are over. Sony’s official PlayStation.Blog informs that the service has been fully restored and the PS3 “fat” discriminating errors are a matter for the history books.
What exactly was the problem then? Sony’s very own Y2K bug, it appears.
“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,” reads the service update post. “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.”
Those whose time and date settings have been affected, Sony recommends adjusting them either manually or via the internet.