PS3 owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Sony have identified todays problem with the PlayStation Network which was causing mayhem for console owners. Players reported that consoles had also lost track of trophy collections. Fortunately the trophy data is not lost – get a new trophy and the list will reappear.
Apparently the problem was caused because 2010 is not a leap year. Somehow Sony thought it was when they wrote the code. Odd that they made the error as it was well documented way back in 1999 – when it was known as the Millennium Bug. Sony say that the problem only occured in older models – newer slim consoles were unaffected.
If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users can update the clock (either manually or via the internet), and all will be well.