A fix for the broken PS3 firmware released a few days ago will be released next week.
A Sony spokesperson has told VideoGamer that it has "identified the issue". A further firmware release is now scheduled for Thursday June 27th.
Sony also claims that the problems, which reportedly left some users with an inoperable console, only impacted “a small number of PS3 systems”. The firmware in question has since been pulled.
How those left with a borked machine will boot it to install the fixed update remains to be seen.