PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

Summary: The online PlayStation Network has been down last night, bringing some Sony PlayStation3 consoles with it and causing a lot of owners out there to be very frustrated.

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The online PlayStation Network has been down last night, bringing some Sony PlayStation3 consoles with it and causing a lot of owners out there to be very frustrated.

According to The Guardian, PS3 users trying to access the online gaming service have been getting this message repeatedly for the last several hours: "An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)."

Gamers have been writing in on the PS3 forums about different issues here and there, namely not being able to log in and losing saved games. However, apparently PS3 Slim owners appear to be are safe from the problem.

Sony is still working on correcting the problem, and you can check for updates on their Twitter account.

The cause for the breakdown hasn't been clarified yet, but some tech blogs are pointing to the fact that it could be because of the switch from February 28 to March, 1 as PSN has been known to be finicky when it comes to even-numbered years. Maybe PSN still thinks that just because there's an Olympic broadcast, it must be a leap year.

Anyone out there been affected by this?

(And also related to that date issue, a big happy birthday to anyone born on February 29, since I'm not really sure how or when you celebrate that this year.)

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking

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  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-a-Defective-Sony-
    TV/182875766612?ref=mf#wall

    To see how Sony handles a crisis follow the above link
    norman2691
  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    Yeah for customer friendly DRM (after all industry doesn't like it but the customer demands to be told exactly how they should use the hardware they overpaid to basically lease from the generous megacorporation). When you assume your customer is a thief best to make sure your own software developers are competent. Sony like many American and Japanese companies has put more energy in pleasing stock holders instead of customers and though this strategy works in the short term ask Toyota how it works years down the road.
    joseph_boese@...
    • goog/bing, sony drm rootkit. What a greedy evil megacorp.

      The entire planet is now exposed to rootkit malware, Thank You Sony's greed and mistrust.

      Quoting Bob Marley,
      "Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
      Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?

      Maybe, but not in my home. I have purged it of all things sony. Someday I may cave in and purchase a blueray player. But since sony gets a cut of everything BR, I feel like when I do, it will be selling a piece of my soul. So for now, my house is a no sony zone.

      Not that it has anything to do with PSN problems. As I was once a most loyal customer. I now take every opportunity I get to bash sony.


      (Stepping off of his soapbox now)
      invmgr@...
  • Never heard of Lienux?

    If you are going to bash something, at least spell it correctly....
    tgschmidt
  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    I am affected by the same error code 8001050F since yesterday - the response is "error has ocurred..you have been signed out of play station network. I have the old PS3 and my son (in the same house) has the new Slim. His works fine, but nobody can get onto the network from my PS3. It is a real problem since 6 of us use the systems. What surprises me is that with so many haveing the same problem, SONY has not stepped up to the plate to get this resolved.
    davidfovel
  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    I have 1st generation ps3 20 gig. I love this system. Low memory but performs perfectly. I'm an avid UFC undisputed online player, the PSN failing to log on and trophies sync issue is really bothering me. I hope this issue is resolved quickly i noticed a problem last night at around 11:50 pm but didnt think anything of it,until this morning. I can access inernet but cannot play game.Online or offline cant get a hold of any playstation reps on the phone line. Pretty upset here.
    Thanks
    Freddy
    rider61007
  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    I have a December 2006 60G unit. Can't log into the Playstation Network and (I don't know if it's related) can't access Netflix with my PS3 disc. It worked fine last week.
    CaW2
  • RE: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue

    it SUCKS because i just bought Dirt 2. Sick game but cant play it without being connected to PSN WEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAK!
    Mr_Sinister76
  • I was getting this last night

    I'm currently playing through a PS2 game though(Final Fantasy XII), but I did notice that I couldn't get on the playstation network last night. I'm sure Sony will have it corrected as soon as they can. Stuff happens.
    parkerjgpatton