Sony has released firmware 4.45 for the PS3 just a few minutes ago. However, there have been numerous reports that it bricks your console.
Fix this crap, Sony.
I'm one of 78 million. I'll take me chance. Updating now so that I can continue playing TLOU on New Game Plus. I hear that some guy sneezed and his PS3 failed the following day ... Must have been the sneeze. Finished updating. Now back to playing the best game ever created. I see all the trolls are in full force today. What's the matter? No good news?
TLOU is the best game ever created??? It's an awesome game but it's far from the best game ever created, especially because that topic is so subjective. I like the game, it's pretty nice. Spent 2 hours with it last night but I'm in no hurry to play it again like I was with every Uncharted for example.
@Ares84HU Ehh, personally I think Uncharted is crap. Never cared for it, but The Last of Us is amazing. I checked out the MP for a bit last night too, pretty damn awesome. Can't wait to see how the story continues. EDIT: Just a side note, never played Uncharted 3, but I do have PS+ so I have it downloaded. Personally, it looks much more interesting than U2 which I hated. Looking forward to checking U3 out though.
Best game ever created, I haven't played it, but from what I have heard and read it wouldn't hold a candle to SotN, Chrono Trigger, FFVI, MGS, and several other memorable classics. That sucks for the PS3, good thing I am waiting till the PS4 when they will have breach, crashing, and development problems dealt with.
The thread on playstation forum is now 50 pages, just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it's not happening to many http://community.us.playsta... Mine is bricked
That forum now has 55 pages, at least the update is pulled now
@Loki68 actually TLoU easily matches classics like SotN, Chrono Trigger, FFVI, MGS. Maybe we will have to wait some years until it will get considered a classic too...
Say a bunch of nice things about a playstation exclusive, take a jab at "trolls" and create some misdirection: recieve massive agrees.
It's only affecting the most hardcore ps3 owners that would put a 1TB in their ps3's, the casuals are not affected
I'm amazed how you took a topic about faulty firmware, and made it all about TLOU
@GDDR6 I have a Momentus XT in MY PS3. I am hardly a casual. Also, yes, The Last of Us is the best thing ever. I wouldn't say it's the best **game** ever made, but I'd say it's the best **gaming experience** I've ever had, and I've had them all.
@Conzul I think you might want to reread GDDR6's comment.
dont encourage the trolls,youre just making yourself look like one of them matey by baiting them, but yeah the tlou is the ps3 s swan song peace out brother......
Just been looking on PSLifestyle and a lot of people are reporting this issue in the comments. Seems to be quite widespread. From what I gather on the Sony forums it is affecting people who have upgraded hardrives, haven't seen anyone have an issue who is using the stock HDD, but I may be wrong.
I have a 750GB HDD in one of my PS3's and a 500GB HDD in the other. No problems here after the update and they were both a 120GB PS3 slim....
@LOL_WUT Phew good catch! I stuck a 500GB HDD in my ps3, I'll wait till tomorrow night to even attempt to update it. Acually my PS+ Might do it for me, Uh oh..
My PS+ did it for me. I have a 60GB with a 500GB HDD in it. It did not brick and still works perfectly today.
i was hit with it damn damn im hoping i can do a memory stick firmware update because sytem file restore came up corrupt at 36 percent wants me to format harddrive and ive got 1tb Mikeyy damn wish me luck when firmware is on ps website im try to do a fresh install with it on memory stick
You got 17 disagrees????
Exactly why I dont mind getting an xbox and play by their rules at least I will be gaming.
Unless you had the RROD or had your console bricked by one of MS's past updates. They both have their issues with updates.
I remember back when LA Noire came out Sony released an update that bricked my phat PS3. They refused to cover the damage even though there were tons of people online with bricked consoles from that update. They tried to charge me for a repair even though it was their fault.
I think that this is real as of 6/19 1:15am there is a thread on the support forum that is 58 pages long. I'm so glad I looked here first.
Actually Sony pulled an update before just because Xbox fanboys were spamming the playstation forum with mass reports of bricked consoles and 2 days later they put the update back up when they realised there was nothing wrong with it and they got duped. This wouldn't be the first time, so your argument that since Sony pulled it, the reports MUST be real......is baseless.
OK well they got me... Ive always heard the stories but always thought it was BS... I can confirm after updating (obviously before i knew about this) i get the background but no XMB. Drive was swapped to a WD 320gb drive. I have tried restoring multiple times with no results. All of my saves & downloads are on this console and do not want to reformat.
Ok so you thought every person you heard the stories about were lying? Lol wow nothing is true unless it happens to you personally huh? I bet your pretty bad at taking warnings. Also by your logic it wouldn't matter to you if you knew about this or not since you don't believe the "stories" you heard.
it's not the FW update. people often fall into the trap of the post hoc fallacy anytime a FW update comes out. I also just checked for a FW update, and none exists. So either they took it offline or people are really trolling...
You are the one trolling, Sony pulled it after people complained, the thread on this on Playstation.com community forum is now 70+ pages, and 500+ posts in the neogaf thread. Still in denial?
I think you're on to something...
Well 3 ps3s 1 made it threw and I will not attempt to do the 2 others. I heard Sony pulled the Firmware update. Maybe they will replace the bricked ones with a Ps4 :) Anyways that suks to those who were effected.
i dont know if this is truei just try to download it and they only show me 4.40 has the latest soft ware
I always get scared when Sony launches a update for their consoles. There is always a chance of brick. When will Sony learn to make a proper update.
At least people can access their recovery menu so Sony can push out a new update for those affected to install via recovery menu, via a usb stick. So no bricked PS3s
This just proves that PSN is still unreliable. Sony really needs to fix their network before PS4 is released because it will be suicide if this kind of stuff continues on a console where you HAVE to pay for online.
its the update not the network...
To jcnba (above), Give me a break! These things happen from time to time-- we're dealing with computers / electronics, downloading software online and automatically installing said software onto millions of devices throughout the world. It's amazing that these updates work at all. Nobody is giving Sony a "pass" on this one. It's a bummer when software updates "brick" our consoles-- but we all know there is an ever so slight chance that it could happen to any of us at any time. In other words, it's a fact of life these days-- get over it! If Sony pulled the update, I'm sure they're working on getting these people back online. Also, this problem has absolutely nothing to do with PSN or the fact that PS+ is required to play (most) online games on the PS4. What the hell are you whining about? You really need to give it a rest-- I understand how nice it is to finally see a negative article written about Sony, (because there are so few), but jumping in on this one really only shows how desperate the Microsoft Xbox One fanbase really is. Sad, but true.
HOW A NEGATIVE ARTICLE ABOUT SONY GOT APPROVED? MADNESS!!!
Bubble for funny!
Larry L, you just won the coveted 'Tool of the day' Please come up and claim with pride....
My PS3 is fine after updating it.
LOL. I haven't updated my PS3 in 2 updates. And to think I was gonna take the plunge with this update.
This is why xbox one will win the next gen console war. Sony has too many problems.
Sounds like a pain in the ass for those affected. Updated mine with no problems. If you did have an issue, I understand if you start in safe mode and run "Restore default settings" it'll fix the problem without impacting your game data (from what I read in the forums so take it with a grain of salt). Hold down the power button until it beeps 3 times and then it'll restart into safe mode. It's unfortunate but not unheard of. Microsoft knew back in 2011 that it's update would brick consoles and ever before they released the update they put out a release letting people know they'd replace consoles killed by the update and give them XBL for a year.
really, what does this have to do with microsoft
HOW TO GET TO SAFEMODE PS3: check power indicator is red Press and hold the power button for ten seconds ( ps3 will power on and back off) Release power button Press and hold power button for seven seconds Release power button after hearing two quick beeps. You have entered the fabled SAFEZONE. Thank god I've been in work today, and watched superman last nite. Would have been pi$$ed if it screwed up my last of us saves. Got a upgraded HDD too so would have been sure to have struck. Still be a shame if I can't get no multiplayer love after a hour or two of campaign.
thezeldadoth asked "really, what does this have to do with microsoft" Are you serious? I didn't think it was that confusing. Microsoft makes game consoles, as does Sony and Nintendo. All of them have had their issues with system updates bricking systems. My point in bringing this up was to illustrate that this isn't an isolated problem. Whenever looking at issues of this type, it always helps to have some sort of context. @monkey nuts. I don't an upgraded hard drive is the issue. I have an upgraded drive in my PS3 and the update went off without a hitch. I see others on the forums mentioning the same thing. Clearly there is a problem, but I think the upgraded hard drive thing is pure speculation. I'm sure this is just like most articles we see whenever there's an update, much ado about nothing. There's been so much positive Sony press as of late most game media sites must have been going out of their minds not being able to justify more "Sony doom" articles. This should help them let off some steam.
Not what Sony needed at this point in time. Hopefully gets fixed fast as they have some good PS3 games still to release and these people with bricked PS3's would be the ones buying them.
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So people cant report mika and jokesonyou as SPAM? wow too lazy i say.
And you people bash Microsoft online and their drm policy lol
and sony expects their online for the ps4 to b better than x1....not showing a good example how...
mine works with no problems
Hmm, hopefully the people with bricked PS3s can update with the upcoming fix, if I read the problem right :/
I must be one of the luckiest people in the world, considering all the rumors of bricked consoles every update, and i magically never have a problem. Feels good.
One person gets a bricked console and everyone screams that the firmware is bricking consoles lol.
theres 30+ pages on the PS fourms, mine got bricked too
suuuuuuuuure it did..........
I can confirm this is legit. I do have a 1tb hdd too so that is probably why.
Mine bricked, reading the forums it seems to affect people that upgraded their hard drives, mine is 1tb
So this time it's actually bricking people's consoles? Sorry to hear that...:(
Its not bricking exactly you can still access recovery which means it can be updated and fixed and Sony will be releasing a patch ASAP.
I upgraded my drive but to 500GB so it must be just over 500GB.
I've have a 750 gb HDD and it's still working without any issue after update. Weird that its randomly effecting people.
every single update that comes out there's an article that copies/pastes itself
No problem with my PS3 after update. Turned it on and off and so on. Works just fine.
Is this even newsworthy?
Why wouldn't it be? I went on to play some TLOU last night, noticed it was asking me to update (so I did), and now I'm stuck like many of those in this situation. This isn't trolling, this isn't rage posting, it's simply an unfortunate situation for more than a handful of us who seem to be effected by this update. The Support Forum thread is now at nearly 100 pages. Probably will be by the time you read this. http://community.us.playsta...
No, now that I realise it is more serious than a couple of bricked consoles. Usually these articles are posted with 4 people having an issue and it's an outbreak.