Many PS3 users were affected by the botched 4.45 firmware update, which effectively locked many out of their systems. Sony issued a statement regarding a fix for the problem, stating that a fix would be released on June 27:
“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. 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 apologize for the inconvenience.”
The company will post updates to the official forum support thread, so it’s worth keeping tabs on. A week is a lot, but rest
assured angrily that a fix is on the way.