Sony PS3 PSN Problem: Leap Year is to blame

By Jamie Pert - Mar 2, 2010

Yesterday millions of classic PS3 owners were unable to connect to the PlayStation Network, however just over 9 hours ago Sony announced that the problem had been resolved, we are now hearing exactly what caused the problem.

According to Sony’s official blog the problem was a bug with the internal clock, this bug wrongly assumed that 2010 was a leap year, therefore thought yesterday was February 29th instead of March 1st.

Apparently by changing the internal clock from February 29th to March 1st the problem was resolved, lets hope the PS3 doesn’t think 2011 is a leap year!

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Source: PCWorld

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  • Chris


    Seriously, you think Sony is going to give you a brand new slim PS3 because an internal clock problem? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this clock issue is really not that big of a deal. Sure, it might be inconvenient to reset the internal clock every year, but it sure beats buying a new PS3. And believe me, that's exactly what would happen, because Sony is certaintly not going to swap yours out. Just be glad that your PS3 still works; countless XBOX 360 owners would scoff at our little clock problem.


  • Paul

    I think Sony should supply all customers with a fatter PS3 a slim line version as we all now that this problem is only a quick fix, The only other way is to supply fatter PS3 users a new OS.

    Sony can not hide from this, problem has not been solved