Sony “Confirming” the Number of PS3 Owners Affected by 4.45 FW Update, “Conducting Investigations”

It’s been a bit of a rocky road for the PS3 since firmware update 4.45 launched last night, causing numerous problems with PS3′s, including ‘bricking’, before ultimately being pulled. - PSLS

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xHeavYx1642d ago

Glad this didn't happen to me, I should get my The Last of Us copy today!

Sam Fisher1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

What the hell are you on this website go get it and play

LOL_WUT1642d ago

Glad I waited before updating (500GB PS3) hopefully Sony fixes this problem and for those who were affected you have my condolences. ;)

Muffins12231642d ago

Maybe...just maybe guys... this was done on purpose to break everyone's ps3 and make them buy a ps4!!!!- Crazy conspiracy

xHeavYx1642d ago

I'm at work, and I ordered the game online, it should arrive today



Whhere's your tin foil hat?


I don't think it's necessarily the modified HDD at fault, I have a 640GB there and I only learned about the issues after having it downloaded and installed. No problems so far...

CyberFlux1641d ago

That's some rubbish right there m88.

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InfamousBlackGuy1641d ago

Got my copy today, and I'm enjoying it so far.

yeahokchief1641d ago


The Last of Us literally saved my PS3 and my 600MB/920MB worth of games.

I had been playing the multiplayer for 24 hours straight after beating the campaign so I never turned off/on my system while all of this was going down so I dodged a bullet here.

The multiplayer is surprisingly good and addictive. And it has a clan population mechanic to keep people from leaving games when they are losing. Very well done and balanced multi.

yeahokchief1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

I'm keeping automatic updates turned off from now on. i don't like the idea of my system being changed while i'm not around to okay it.

Plus sometimes it downloads game patches and leaves a bubble similar to if you were to download a vita game to your ps3 so you have to load up those games to apply the patch anyways. I'd rather just have them update when I go to play them.

The updates were convenient tho. The advantage is that you never have to sit and wait to play a game after you turn the system on.

I hope sony learned something here and double checks their patches before releasing them from now on.

Was this problem specific to users who swapped out hard drives or was it everyone?

Zeusprototype1641d ago

Sony doing something without asking you? blasphemy!

wastedcells1641d ago

I'm good, no problems. Thank god. Still have to finish the last of us.

huntingking171641d ago

yh same here i got my 12th plat before reading this i wonder what happened?

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TrendyGamers1642d ago

I feel bad for the people who had their consoles brick, hopefully the fix comes soon.

Luckily, I downloaded and installed 4.45 without issues.

jahcure1642d ago

does ps+ install automatically or just download? If so i can be lucky and just skip the installation

Wedge191642d ago

If it was a late night auto update, Sony had pulled it before then, so you shouldn't have even downloaded it (depending on your location).

Soldierone1641d ago

I believe it just downloads it as you have to accept the terms of it etc... to install it.

Wedge191642d ago

I luckily rolled the dice on this and came out ok. Sucks for the people that weren't so fortunate. Hopefully you had cloud saves or backed up recently...

Sev1642d ago

I feel awful for Sony. Their PR has been so good lately then they brick everyone's PS3s. Hopefully it isn't much of a disaster.

Wedge191642d ago

I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully the outcry is just a few very outspoken people and the spread of this isn't very wide.

HammadTheBeast1642d ago

There's only a few people who had this happen, hopefully they're reimbursed.

adorie1642d ago

It's not actually bricking PS3's... A Brick is a lost cause in most cases, this can be fixed. See Xaphy's link to reddit, above.

JoeReno1642d ago

Thank you for saying that. +1 for intel

Drekken1642d ago

These drama queens will say anything for a hit.

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