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Firmware 3.01 on the way

Submitted by on Tuesday, 8 September 200912 Comments

PSNLate last week the US PlayStation Blog reported that SCEA is aware of the issues with Firmware 3.0.

Thankfully 3.01 is just around the corner, but just how close is it to release?

Shortly after the launch of Firmware 3.0 for the PS3, reports started to run rampant around the web about a host of issues with games, the PSN and specific controllers not functioning properly.

The hottest topic seemed to be games freezing up at certain points.  Some of these games included Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Fight Night Round 4, and Madden NFL 10.  Supposedly, deleting game saves or install data and starting over wasn’t doing the trick.

Other reports of controllers ceasing to work, the white PlayStation brand controller in particular, were also starting to pile up.  So were reports about people not being able to access certain parts of the XMB, or sign in to the PSN.

Finally, word from Sony came out via their US PlayStation blog.

“SCEA is aware of reports that PS3 owners are experiencing isolated issues with their PS3 system since installing the most recent system software update (v3.00). Rest assured that we are looking into the matter and will provide an update here as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, as it’s our mission to deliver the best consumer experience on all PlayStation platforms.” – Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

So there you have it, they’re aware and working on it.

Since it seems like they’ll have to put out another patch to fix these issues anyway, is there anything you’d like to see them ‘tweak’ when they do?