After a scary bug put countless “œfatty“ PS3s in crutches, the bug has reportedly fixed itself and PS3 owners can return to playing their favourite titles.
Sony issued the following statement on the official Playstation blog:

“œSony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) is aware that the internal clock functionality in PS3 systems other than the slim model recognised the year 2010 as a leap year.
Having the internal clock date change from 29 February to 1 March (both GMT), SCEI has verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use all PS3 systems normally.“

…which makes it seem that this spectacular SNAFU could have been easily avoided. Oh well, the Xbox fanboys have the late Christmas present they so dearly wanted. Let the flaming begin.