Note that while several users report their consoles updating just fine, there are still the odd few issues being reported.
As if that weren’t enough, one Reddit user reported that the microphones on some headsets no longer work after the update.
Even with the release of its successor, the Play Station 2 remained popular well into the seventh generation and continued to be produced until January 4, 2013, when Sony finally announced that the Play Station 2 had been discontinued after 13 years of production – one of the longest runs for a video game console.
However, as with previous updates, it now appears that the 2.50 also brings its own problems.
The most serious of the problems, which has been reported several times on the official forums, is that the console fails to start up after installing the new update.
Sony announced the Play Station 2 (PS2) on March 1, 1999.
Sony recently released the big 2.50 Play Station 4 update, bringing a slew of new features.
Here’s the complete chat transcript as posted by the user on the official Play Station forums: Ramon: Hello, My name is Ramon how may I assist you today? It never came back on and now it will not come back on at all Ramon: I see, E. Could you please provide me with your Sign In and Online ID? i can press the PS button on the controller and nothing… Nothing You: it lights the blue light up for just a second and then it goes back out Ramon: Ok, E. You: like January 2014 ish You: i’ve not used it much though Ramon: Ok, E.
You: I have a PS4 that was installing Update 2.5 this morning. You: (REMOVED) You: (REMOVED) You: The update “bricked” my system Ramon: Ok, E. In this case, you will need to send your console for service.
The Play Station 2 is the best-selling video game console of all time, selling over 155 million units, with 150 million confirmed by Sony in 2011.
Sony later manufactured several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004 and well on, and in 2006, announced and launched its successor, the Play Station 3.
Apparently, there’s no way to boot up the console after the update.
But when one PS4 gamer contacted Sony tech support about his bricked PS4, Sony’s response was quite interesting: the company wants the gamer to ship the console in for repairs, and to pay for it.
The 217MB file is now available in the UK, with a North American roll-out expected to follow imminently.