UPDATE – New PS3 Firmware Udate 4.45 Bricking Some Consoles


UPDATE – The patch will be re-released on June 27. Morgan Haro, Community Manager for the PlayStation Network published this comment:

We have identified the issue related to the PlayStation 3 software update (version 4.45) that impacted a small number of PS3 systems earlier this week. A new PS3 system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Original Story – Firmware updates on the Playstation 3 are an annoyance at best and apparently a console killer at worst. Sony released firmware update 4.45 which was slated to increase system stability and offer the ability to turn off trophy notifications. Reports suggest that the firmware update has been responsible for corrupting consoles. At this point Sony isn’t sure what scenario is causing the issues, but they’ve pulled the update for the time being.



If the Sony support thread is any indication there’s a good number of users that are experiencing their systems not rebooting after the update. Word has yet to come out as to how Sony will be dealing with the legions of PS3‘s that have been rendered unusable due to the update, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.




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