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Sony Pulls Down PS3 Update
One hour after the PS3's 2.40 upgrade was announced, the goods were gone.
Part of the 2.40 update included XMB, which allows gamers to change settings or send text messages during play.
July 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Here we were… touting the fun and function of Sony’s 2.40 firmware update for the PS3, only to have the rug ripped out from under us.

Sony has announced that the download is gone—for now. Apparently, “a limited number of calls” have come in from customers complaining that the update was wreaking havoc on their gaming systems. Apparently those “few” systems were freezing up. There are plenty of people talking about it on the PlayStation Forums.

“We are committed to providing the PS3 community with XMB access features delivered in the v2.40 update,” the statement said. “We are working diligently to isolate the problem for those few consumers and to identify a solution before we put the firmware back up.”

The 2.40 update was designed to add a trophy system, a Google Search Bar, and the highly touted XMB (XrossMediaBar) feature.

Thanks Brian!

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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