Can I update the PS3 without internet access?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by yokomoko, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. yokomoko
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    yokomoko Advanced Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a PS3, but I had a couple of questions to ask:

    1. Can you update the PS3's firmware without getting on PSN? (I think with the 360 you could burn a DVD to update it)

    2. Can you somehow patch PS3 games without PSN access? (For instance I buy a new game but it needs to be patched to work right)

    I'm asking cuz I don't currently have a way to get a PS3 online so it would really make or break the purchase.

    Thanks a bunch guys for any help.
     
  2. Snorlax

    Snorlax POSTMODERNISM

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    1. You can install updates via USB.
    2. No. Not to my knowledge anyway.
     
  3. yokomoko
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    yokomoko Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the reply, you helped me out.
     
  4. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    another possibility is take your PS3 to a friends place (or to anywhere that has an ethernet port or wifi i guess?) and do the updates...
     
  5. Finishoff

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