New PS3 upgrade recalled
"Don't install that firmware upgrade"
Sony recalls PS3's firmware upgrade
Earlier this week we brought you news of Sony's firmware upgrade for the PS3
. The firmware upgrade was said to be the biggest the PS3 has had so far; enabling the players to get points and trophies for certain in-game actions. Well apparently, it has brought a number of consoles to a screaming halt. Ooops!
The new 2.40 firmware patch was set to bring cool in-game access to the XMB (Cross media Bar) and trophy support but it seems all it's delivered for some unlucky PS3 owners is a dead console. There's forum talk that refers to the patch interfering with the PS3's boot-up procedure.
As a consequence the firmware upgrade has been recalled and Sony had this to say:
"As has been reported on many gaming blogs and websites, we have temporarily taken Firmware v2.40 offline. We've received a limited number of calls from consumers experiencing an issue with installing the system software update on their PS3. While our consumer services department has seen a low volume of calls on this topic, we are committed to providing the PS3 community with XMB access features delivered in the v2.40 update. We are working diligently to isolate the problem for those few consumers and to identify a solution before we put the firmware back up."
For those of you who have upgraded your firmware, how have you fared with the 2.40 patch?
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