The title says it. This has been an issue for years.
Usually, I simply shut down the system (nothing else will work), then try to start again.
Sometimes it works and moves on to the "storage device" screen, often it freezes again.
And again.
And again.
Until it doesn't... then the game plays normally.

After being out as long as this game has, I would have thought that a patch/update would have been generated.

Apparently not.

Any suggestions??