Sony may just be coming off an incredibly successful E3 conference, but the company isn’t invincible. The latest firmware update has a percentage of Playstation 3 owners reporting that 4.45 has been ‘bricking’ their systems, with no amount of file restoration or restarts fixing it.

The issues are hoped to be temporary, with the system not actually being ‘dead’. Sony released the following statement:

“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 apologize for the inconvenience.”

When the console is booted up, users should no longer be prompted to update- but if it pops up, probably not a good idea to do it. Firmware update 4.45 went live earlier today and was intended to improve overall system stability and allow users to adjust trophy notifications via System Settings.

Source: Forbes

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