PSN Outage Affects Debug Units

All this morning, reports have been more or less flooding in, indicating that many PlayStation 3s aren’t working properly.  The problems relate to the PlayStation Network, and in some cases, offline functions have even been affected.  And developers have been hit, too, it turns out.

An EL33TONLINE article stated earlier today that game developers are having problems with “specialised PS3 debug units.”  It then explained, “Due to an endless looping error message, the debug units are apparently being sent into uninterruptible rebooting cycles, which is thought to be related to the problems users are experiencing with regular retail PS3s.”

Obviously, this is a major problem.  The upside is that Sony’s definitely heard about it, and for the sake of not having a PR disaster and damaging sales, must be trying to fix the issue as soon as possible.

At least this occurred on a Monday, too, perhaps granting some developers an extended weekend and not interrupting the workflow later in the week.

By Doug Caverly

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