Monday, March 01, 2010

Playstation Network Down

Playstation Network Down

Many of our readers use mobile broadband to play online games on gaming consoles such as the PS3 using 3G Routers which allow you to use mobile broadband aircards to connect multiple devices [like the PS3] simultaneously via WiFi or ethernet. Currently the Playstation Online network is down, so gamers are unable to play online using the Playstation Network. tech support received calls today from customers who thought there was an issue with their router, if you configured your PS3 following the EVDO Gaming Guide that is included with every Cradlepoint router from, then there is nothing to worry about. You will just need to wait until Sony has resolved the issue with their service. Sony made the following statement regarding the issue:

As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

Errors include:

  • The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
  • When the user tries to sign in to the PlayStation Network, the following
    message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been
    signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.
  • When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears
    on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install
    trophies. Please exit your game.”
  • When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the
    Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date
    and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”
  • Users are not able to play back certain rental video downloaded from the
    PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.

As mentioned above, please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

For updates regarding this issue, check out our Playstation Network Down Discussion on