Sony rolled out a new update for the PlayStation 3 last night, which presumably was supposed to bring some bug fixes to the console, however many users have reported that it is in fact bricking their consoles.
One PlayStation forum member JadeTreeInWind explains on the PlayStation 3 update which is now 75 pages long.
“When I started up the PS3 Slim today, it reported that it required [an] update to 4.45 (the version that allows you to disable trophy notification during game play),”
“After the download and installation, the system rebooted. But after it displayed the PS3 logo, it went to the second screen (the flowing ribbon). It’s supposed to display XMB next. But it never goes there.”
”I can not even shut down the system by pressing the power button. It bleeps, but the system didn’t shut down,”
“So I tried unplugging the power cord, and plugging in again. Still [the] same problem.”
To try to fix this, or rather stop more users from downloading the update, Sony have removed the update from their official firmware description page, a spokesperson for Sony also old EuroGamer the following:
“We are aware of reports that the recent PlayStation 3 system software update (version 4.45) has caused the XMB to not display on a small number of PS3 systems.”
“We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating the cause of the problem. We will announce when the system update is available for download as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.”
We will update you if anything new comes to light.