We’ve seen our own confirmation of the PlayStation Network crash this evening. From reports from Mashable, Kotaku and Engadget, it would seem that this is affecting all types of PS3 systems. A later tweet from the SonyPlayStation stated the following:
PSN status update (part 2): Readers/followers are confirming that “slim” units (120/250 GB models) are connecting normally.
After reading the web, we’ve seen that the problem can accompany the 8001050F error code – turning your PS3 into a brick. Even the newest games such as Darksiders, Heavy Rain and Bioshock 2 can trigger this problem corrupting saved data, trophies and more.
We’ve also seen that attempting to play DLC games like Final Fantasy VII or VIII that a Copyright/licensing error occurs. WTF. We bought this, it should work!
We hope Sony the best and hope things return to normal soon!