Last week, Sony released its 4.45 firmware update for the PlayStation 3 that resulted in consoles becoming unusable.
Sony pulled the update within hours of the reports, and spend the next couple of days finding out what caused the consoles to “brick” at the launch screen. Last Friday, Sony sent out a release stating that the error in the update has been located and a patch to fix the problem will be released on June 27.
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.
This isn’t the first time Sony has had issues with updates to the PS3. Just last year update 3.60 caused some users to not be able to download mandatory updates after downloading it. That issue only plagued a handful of users.
Did this console update effect you in any way, or were you one of the lucky ones who were able to keep on playing after downloading the 4.45 update? Leave a comment below and let us know!