When Sony released the Downware 3.21 update a little over a week ago, a bunch of Chicken Little’s stepped up to proclaim that the sky was falling on their PlayStation 3′s. That is, to say, that the Firmware update was causing their consoles to malfunction and be rendered a giant paperweight.
Though most of these claims came from owners of the older PlayStation model, you can rest assured that Sony isn’t behind this scheme of trying to make you lose weight by purchasing a brand new Slim model. Speaking with NowGamer.com, a Sony spokesperson clarified that a Firmware update does not have the ability to break systems whatsoever.
“Firstly, with respect to your assertion regarding the cause of your console’s malfunction, we have seen no evidence to suggest that previous versions of our firmware updates for the PlayStation 3 have caused PlayStation 3 Systems to become permanently damaged,” said a spokesman.
“Potentially millions of consoles are carrying out firmware updates at any time and it may be the case that, coincidentally, a console may happen to develop a fault at that time, which is totally unrelated to the firmware update. Furthermore it it’s important to note that it is simply not possible for a system software update to affect the mechanical operation of PlayStation 3 in any way.”
Thankfully the sky is not falling and we can all go back to our standard playing time (12-16 hours a day, right?).