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PS3 Firmware 4.40 the cause of freezing issues, controller problems and broken consoles?

Many complaints about issues since the Firmware 4.40 update but Sony remains silent.

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Dark_Overlord1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

This update actually improved the stability for me, have far less crashes now and also the XMB has sped back up for me, so I'm happy with it :)

I'm not implying these people are lying though, as I myself have had FW problems in the past that others didn't have (All video playback disabled was annoying as hell >:( )

I'm sure we'll see 4.41 at some point and then another article about others with problems, its just the way it goes.

EDIT - Though thinking about it, just recently my internet connection does randomly cut out once every so often, but I can't wholeheartedly say that its the PS3 especially with the crappy routers Virgin hand out.

Highlife1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

The only problem that I have had on the system is Bugrim....

kevnb1267d ago

lol, glad I got it on pc. Ni No Kuni works perfect for me though :).

Ritsujun1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

Never had any freezing issues SINCE Fallout: New Vegasucks.

decrypt1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

So why dont people just roll back to the old firmware.

NukaCola1267d ago

My screen's been flickering and bioshock froze. Also the PS3 has been running a little harder. I thought it was an error or coincidence but I also think I got a shotty code the free bioshock theme. I dunno but I deleted it and things seem better. First weird ps3 thing to freak me out.

thechosenone1267d ago

I've had absolutely no problems with it at all.

madpuppy1267d ago

"I've had absolutely no problems with it at all."

neither my fat or slim.

Dropdeadll1267d ago

@Dark
My internet has also just started randomly cutting out.

Dark_Overlord1266d ago

Are you with Virgin Media too?

onyoursistersback1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

well that could be the issue i have with my controller?!
its only like a year old (camo controller) and it disconnects for the ps3 and the battery dies much faster then any of my old controllers?
all my issues have happen just this week...

kreate1266d ago

I have 2 ps3 so I can boost myself. Neither console have any problem though.

Wonder why other ppl have problems o_O;

Dark_Overlord1266d ago

Its the same with any piece of software, one slight differentiation in configuration can cause unexpected errors for 1 person, whereas another may never encounter any problems :)

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DeletedAcc1266d ago

My ps3 was broken after this update

My whole data were deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Godmars2901267d ago

If there are issues, since I haven't had any, why has it taken to long for a story like this to come out about it?

Minato-Namikaze1267d ago

Cause its not really many (as it relates to the install base) probably a couple thousand

contradictory1267d ago

WAT????
i've noticed some performance issues on my current ps3
which i bought two years ago
also Darksiders II froze just the other day...
...is this the reason??? :O

Catoplepas1267d ago

Darksiders II is notoriously glitchy. I doubt your PS3 is a fault in this particular case.

GamerzElite1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

I don't know what firmware I downloaded and installed. But after 2-3 days of that crap FW, my Ps3 stop working. When i press the on button, it turn into green (like always) but after 3-5 sec it turn off. And now its in service center and after 1 week, I am waiting for my console. By the way its super slim model (I have 1 slim too, and that beast never give me any hicups or trouble) http://tinypic.com/r/ubihu/...
Here is copy of my Job Sheet, I knew that most of people not gonna believe me. And I bought it on 19-11-2012 and that stupid sony executive entered 2011. I am a gamer not a employee of sony/XBox. If any console will give me shit then I will admit it in public.

pixelsword1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

You don't have to go that far. You could invite some boys over your house and show them, and they won't believe you.

If it's true, it's true: if you're lying, you'll eventually be found out if you don't confess first.

Oh_Yeah1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

I'd say it's very likely your fan connector came loose, that's what happens, if it powers up then shuts down like that it's preventing it from frying...could of saved yourself some money and time man. Just open it up and plug it back in.

Bladesfist1266d ago

Yep, I wonder why consoles dont have POST error messages.

andrewsqual1267d ago

Lol nope. From working in a retail store, that happens to be in a town of a majority of Playstation owners, I can say without a doubt that every single one of these articles over the years are absolute bullshit.
We have the kind of customers who always came back over the littlest of things because they know that I know how to sort them out, be it a PS3 freezing or whatever. And nobody's PS3 ever had a problem after just installing a FW. Its completely absurd and fabricated shit.

kneon1267d ago

With nearly 80 million devices to update it is guaranteed that some will fail soon after they update. But it has nothing to do with the firmware, it's just that even if only 1% fail each year that is still over 2000 per day.

TheRealHeisenberg1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

Cool story bro.

Edit: No issues with any of my three PS3s.

jcnba281267d ago

It happened to my PS3 as well so stop acting like a fanboy, it's obviously a real issue.

SeanScythe1267d ago

Weird my slim PS3 has been locking up and the other day I turned it on and it stuck on the warning screen that shows when the PS3 first powers on.... I hope nothing is wrong that will cause my system to die. I lost my beloved 60gig that I got at launch, lasted little over 4 years.