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ApocalyPS3, Brickfest2010, whatever you call it…PS3 is having a bad day

By Rob James | 01 March 2010 | News | , | 1 Comment   

If you haven’t turned your PS3 on in the last 24 hours, consider yourself lucky.  You’re one of the few people who hasn’t been affected by the dreaded 8001050F error, which is now being referred to as the “ApocalyPS3″, “Brickfest2010″, or “Y2K10″ in some video game circles.  Simply put, if you own a non-slim PS3, you can’t play games online or offline.  To add insult to injury, if you haven’t synced your trophies in awhile, your virtual trophy case might be a little ‘emptier’ the next time you turn on your PS3.

Despite several of the big enthusiast press blogs and websites running whatever Sony has responded with thus far (“please leave your PS3 off for 24 hours”), the mob has seemed fit to mark the moment in history the only way the internet knows how: to ridicule it to no end!

The Furher is pissed:

So is ‘ReverendBurn’ guy:

And best of all:

PS3 does 'Nothing"


A report via @SonyPlaystation twitter feed has reported that service to the PSN has been restored for all people affected by the Leap Year Error.

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

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

1 Comment

  1. Posted by Boris on 02 March 10 at 2:46am

    It’s amazing to me that in the year 2010 we’re still getting Y2K-esque issues. Especially for technology that was created after the year 2000. I’m looking at you too Zune.

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