On June 27, Sony will release a new system update that will fix a firmware issue that has bricked a number of systems. Earlier this week, Sony released the 4.45 firmware update to PlayStation customers, meant to improve certain aspects of the system’s UI. Instead, the update ended up making a small number of systems that downloaded the patch completely useless.
Sony took the patch offline after hearing about the problems. It has now sent out a tweet stating that they have identified the issue and will release a new patch next Thursday to hopefully bring people’s PlayStation 3s back to life.
This update comes nine days after the original update, which means nine days of some angry PS3 owners unable to use their consoles. The misstep occurred only days after an incredibly strong showing at E3, including the reveal of their PlayStation 4 console.