firmware that new consoles have?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by marksteele, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. marksteele
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    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So I'm considering picking up a PS3 but I'm worried about what firmware new ones ship with. Haven't been able to find a decent answer so I was wondering what the odds are that they come with one below 3.55 or if I shouldn't take the chance and just grab one off ebay.
     
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    3.56 came out almost two years ago. The chances of getting 3.55 in a new model are... well, don't even try.

    Just get one off ebay or maybe the trade forums here.
     
  3. Qtis

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    I bought my PS3 in early 2011 and it was already on 3.56. All consoles out later than that (roughly spring-summer 2011) probably have 3.56+ on them. Mine is a 160 Gb PS3 Slim. If you want an older firmware, you're most likely to score one with the PS3 Phat models or (very) old PS3 slims.

    To sum it up:
    PS3 Phat = probably with 3.55 or lower on launch.
    PS3 Slim = older models, pre 2011.
    PS3 SuperSlim = no chance.

    Edit: Ninja'd by Rydian :3
     
  4. marksteele
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    gah was hoping that sony was lazy and just shipped with a low firmware ><

    ofc im sure that anything running 3.55 is gonna cost more then a new console too lol ><
     
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    Best suggestion here would be to try finding a used console with a small HDD. Those have a high probability of having low FW and you'll be able to update the HDD easily to a 1TB one for quite cheap.
     
  6. marksteele
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    humm i found a 60GB one for $125 but apparently it tends to freeze when reading bluerays. Assuming I plan on running backups i should be able to make do as long as everything else is working right?
     
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    to go a 2nd hand game shop see how many ps3 then got ask then to test one and have a look at what its running say your like to know if its on 4.41 or 4.40 or 3.55 or under