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PS4 Update 9.00 Bricking Consoles & Causing Connection Issues

It seems that all is not well with the PS4 firmware update 9.00 as reports of consoles bricking or having connection issues begin to arrive.

If you’re a PS4 user and you’re yet to update your console, maybe hold off for a while. It seems that Sony’s new PlayStation update isn’t running smoothly, with issues reported across the board.

Recently, the PS5 got a major update allowing for SSD storage expansion. But while this was a welcome change, it seems PS4 users aren’t quite so happy about their own firmware update.

PS4 Update 9.00 'Bricking' Consoles

Of course, right now, a lot of PS4 gamers are still waiting for their chance at a next-gen console. After all, both Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine are PS5 exclusive titles, so you’ll need an upgrade to play them.

Luckily, we know where you can find a next-gen console this week:

PS4 Update Slowing Down Consoles, Connection Issues, Bricking & More – Version 9.00

The new PS4 update 9.00 is causing big problems for gamers everywhere, including slowing down consoles or bricking them completely.

It’s only been a few hours since the PS4 9.00 update went live and already fans are regretting downloading it. Users on the PS4 subreddit report that the update is causing huge issues.

According to complaints from several PS4 users, update 9.00 is causing some consoles to slow down to a snail’s pace. On top of that, some users report not being able to open the PS Store or use any internet functionality after installing the update.

Some devices are unable to load anything at all, leaving the PS4 console essentially bricked, it seems. And other consoles won’t turn on whatsoever.

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PS4 Update 9.00 Issues
(Source: Reddit)

It’s worth noting that not all users are having issues with PS4 update 9.00 however. But if you’re yet to install the update, we’d think twice about doing so just yet.

Sony is yet to make an official statement about the issues with firmware update 9.00. We’ll update this article when we know more about a potential solution to the issue.

We’re definitely getting to the end of the console’s lifespan soon, it appears. After all, the Call of Duty Vanguard Beta is unplayable on PS4 already.

In other news, it looks as though there’s a huge PlayStation Experience show coming in December!

Hopefully, we’ll see more about what’s to come in the future of PlayStation, especially given our lackluster end to the year. It seems that even Battlefield 2042 is getting a big delay!

If you’re still looking for a next-gen console, our PS5 stock tracker will help get you to a drop the moment it goes live:

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Monday 20th of September 2021

Horrendous update totally unplayable, switching off mid game , slow ,going into slow mo I am not happy.

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Your site is full of fkn adds and pop ups! Seriously the amount of clicking of and just to read the content was insane!!

Chris Burdick

Saturday 18th of September 2021

Sony, unless you want to get sued, you'll get off your ass and fix what you screwed up. Just because PS5 exists, doesn't mean you can just abandon PS4 *snaps fingers* like that. It doesn't work that way.

Johnny L

Saturday 18th of September 2021

Just another way to forced into buying next gen. Sony really has went down hill fast.

Chris Burdick

Saturday 18th of September 2021

@Johnny L, More like a way to get S-U-E-D.

Robbie Stone

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Mine is bricked just a blank screen nothing is working rebuilt database everything