Sony pulls 2.40 PS3 firmware update

Yesterday’s arrival of the

PS3 2.40 firmware update

was a moment of celebration for the hardcore PS3 gaming community – but seemingly widespread reports of potentially console-wrecking problems has seen Sony remove the update from its servers.

Following the release of 2.40 yesterday morning, the number of complaints on gaming forums across the world soon escalated – indeed, even this author’s console seems to have suffered at the hands of the update.

The widespread problems lead to Sony last night announcing that 2.40 had been removed from its servers, stating on the US PlayStation blog that: 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.”

In an update in the comments on the same article, Sony’s Jeff Rubenstein added that the firm had received no reports of hardware issues following a successful install”.

2.40 bought with it not just the long-awaited in-game XMB but also the Achievement-like Trophy system.

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