It seems that the problem was due to the leap-year issue as originally rumored. When GMT officially became 3/1/2010, the older “Fat” PS3s thought that it was 2/29/2010. Since 2010 is not a leap year, the PS3 went ballistic. The PS3 believed that 2010 was a leap year for some yet to be determined reason. The programing should be simple enough, as leap years follow these rules:
Which years are leap years?
In the Gregorian calendar, the calendar used by most modern countries, the following three criteria determine which years will be leap years:
1.Every year that is evenly divisible by four is a leap year;
2.of those years, if it can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless
3.the year is evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.
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 PlayStation.com.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
BTW, the first picture is an update of this one:
Anyway, back to Heavy Rain!!
Written by: Oly
- Senior PR Manager