Super Slim PlayStation 3
Super Slim PlayStation 3

Sony recently released a firmware update version 4.45 to fix a bug in PlayStation 3 that unexpectedly bricked the console.

Gaming website Eurogamer claims that Sony will release a new update to fix the on-going issue of bricking with the 4.45 firmware update for HDD modified PS3 console. However, the 4.45 update has not affected any consoles which have default HDD.

"We have identified the issue related to the PlayStation 3 software update (version 4.45) that impacted a small number of PS3 systems earlier this week," Sony told Eurogamer. "A new PS3 system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologise for the inconvenience."

However, Sony removed the 4.45 firmware update from the list in its official site after reports emerged of users experiencing issues.

"When I started up the PS3 Slim today, it reported that it required [an] update to 4.45 (the version that allows you to disable trophy notification during game play)," PlayStation forum member JadeTreeInWind wrote.

"After the download and installation, the system rebooted. But after it displayed the PS3 logo, it went to the second screen (the flowing ribbon). It's supposed to display XMB next. But it never goes there. I cannot even shut down the system by pressing the power button. It bleeps, but the system didn't shut down. So I tried unplugging the power cord, and plugging in again. Still same problem," the user continued.

According to PlayStation Europe, Sony has planned to release the new update on 27 June to fix the brick issue caused by the 4.45 firmware.

"A new system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue," PlayStation Europe tweeted on 21 June.

Sony also mentioned that a "small number of PS3 systems were affected earlier this week. The company appreciates users' "patience and understanding," and also apologises for the inconvenience.