Sony “Aware” Of PlayStation 3 Firmware Issues

Sony “Aware” Of PlayStation 3 Firmware Issues

Earlier this week, reports from PlayStation 3 owners indicated that users of the latest firmware were experience problems, specifically with the game Uncharted and the DualShock 3 controller. Sony says today it’s “aware” of those reports and “looking into the matter.”

Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications, updated the official today to assure PS3 owners that SCEA is investigating those reports.

“SCEA is aware of reports that PS3 owners are experiencing isolated issues with their PS3 system since installing the most recent system software update,” Seybold writes. “Rest assured that we are looking into the matter and will provide an update here as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience, as it’s our mission to deliver the best consumer experience on all PlayStation platforms.”

When we contacted SCEA reps earlier this week, we were given the impression that the reports of firmware 3.0 causing issues with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and some controllers was not something widespread or a known issue. We’ve received little in the way of complaints from our readers, with most of those reports relegated to Sony’s own PlayStation message boards and places like GameFAQs and NeoGAF.

How about you, Kotaku readership? Still having issues?

Update on PS3 Firmware 3.00 []


  • Our media player ability has disappeared. last night it was picking and choosing what it would play (format not supported then able to play it 10 mins later)
    now after restarting the pc it cant even find the media server any more.
    also happily detects my usb stick but not the external hard drive.

    how do i get to the recovery menu nioo7? I thought it was wait for two beeps after a second shutdown but that only brings up the display settings menu.

  • I haven’t got 3.0 BUT last night my PS3 wouldn’t even start… Twice. Had to pull it out of the wall, and reattched the HDMI cable after resetting it. Also, it blanks out on some DVDs for a second or more. It’s beginning to annoy me…

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