I went to the store to dl purchased games, 3 different games froze when tried to download in the background. I then started to play GOW Ghost of Sparta and had 2 freezes in different areas. Anyone else having freezing problems? It if helps I have the original Fat 80gb ps3
Just finished installing 4.40, went to go play some Dishonored and it won't load up my saves 99% of the time, just gives me a infinite loading screen. Also even if I do manage to get a save loaded, the game freezes up shortly after I start playing. I have restarted the PS3 about 8 times now (always double beeps and resets when I try to quit the game) and keep getting the same issues each time I try to play.
is the update mandatory? and also is this happening to fat ps3 or slim as well?
Yes, the 4.40 update is mandatory, which resulted in PS3 consoles to freeze constantly (regardless of which PS3 console type you have, even the Super Slim version), so we'll have to wait a lengthy time until Sony announces the next update that would prevent PS3 consoles from freezing up constantly.
4.41 is the newest firmware update. I would recommend you all try installing it via storage device.
(scroll down to the bottom of this page, click on the PS3 System Update: 4.41 link, follow instructions.)
Also, if your PS3 was not bought from NA territories (i.e. if you bought a limited edition PS3 from another region)
This may be the result of you downloading a NA firmware to another region's console.
Sony even warns with each update "There is no guarantee of proper operation with models sold outside North America."