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Sony says a glitch that caused a global gaming lockdown for PlayStation 3 owners is due to a bug in the clock functionality of older PS3s. The lockdown affects owners of older PS3s as well as those who try to play newer games, which use trophies, such as "Heavy Rain" and "Final Fantasy XIII." It also prevents users from connecting to Sony's PlayStation Network. At press time, Sony was still working on the problem. The glitch struck Sunday when users powered on their PS3s, whether or not the devices were connected to the Internet.
You all are nuts. Sony didn't do this to milk more money out of our pockets. These things happen. It's not a hardware problem it's a firmware problem and one Sony will fix soon no doubt. This isn't anything like the 360's RRoD. All of your beloved old PS3s will be fine.
This error has been perfect timing! I just gave away my xbox 360 to a friend because I was so comfortable with my ps3... If I knew this was gonna happen I would of kept my xbox. This David Riley guy must be crazy. I spent $600+ for my ps3 bundle and I am supposed to run out and buy a new slim ps3??? How do we know that this error is not some SCAM to suck money out of people in hard economic times??? Answer me that Mr. Riley!!
"You might actually see some folks with older PS3s now buying new ones -- so, short term, this glitch might have a positive effect,"
This guy thinks people are going to rush out and buy another PS3 due to the glitch. Need I remind him the customers who bought the "fat" PS3s invested more money in their product (599$ on the initial release) than the customers of the "slim". If I were Sony I would release a little more info on what they plan to do with this problem, rather than waiting to see if it fixes itself.