Sony Asks "Fat" PlayStation 3 Users To Abstain During Bug Fix

In an update to yesterday’s global crash of the PlayStation Network that left many PS3 owners unable to use their systems, Sony has confirmed that the problem only affects that non-slim, or “fat,” PS3 units and has asked users to hold off on booting up until the problem is resolved.

“We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system,” reads a statement on the PlayStation blog. “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.”

So until there’s a resolution, it’s time to dust off the PS2 and play some GTA: San Andreas.