Sony Provides PS3 Error Update
We have an update from Sony concerning the issues that affected many PlayStation 3 machines yesterday.
We've already told you everything we know and in all honesty, the update over at the PlayStation Blog doesn't really add much in the way of info and details. Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold says they've pinned down the issue and although we knew it was the internal clock, it's good to have the official reply. The post includes all the complaints we've heard thus far, which means they have all the relevant information now and could result in a fix "within the next 24 hours." In the meantime, they're simply advising you not to use your PS3, "as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained Trophies, and not being able to restore certain data." And as we've said several times, this error shouldn't have any long-term or permanent effects; your save data, downloaded content, Trophies, and any other data adversely affected by the bug should come back when it's all over.
There is the possibility it all reverts back to normal when the clock switches again but if not, they'll have to provide us with a firmware update. Keep checking the Blog and PSXE for more updates.
3/1/2010 12:21:52 PM Ben Dutka