If I go and buy a new PS3 Slim what firmware will it have?

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  1. OMGCracka
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    Newcomer OMGCracka Newbie

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    Thinking about buying a system purchased yesterday off Craigs List and was wondering what firmware it is likely to have? Thanks!
     
  2. ddetkowski

    Member ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    ask the seller....buyer beware.....

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    ask the seller....buyer beware.....
     
  3. Twilight Loz

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    most likely to be 3.56 or 3.6x
     
  4. dsrules

    Member dsrules GBAtemp Psycho!

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    non bundle 160gb should be 3.40
     
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    Original Move bundle is 3.40 and they are still around.
     
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    if you ever have it wired in or go wireless, it will ask you to update the firmware to 3.61, which will kill all mods on there.
     
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    I've heard rumours about 3.61 being a forced update, but since you just said "ask"... sounds like it's not going to force it yet.

    As for what firmware it'll come with, there have been reports of 3.56 or higher PS3s on sale for months. Older stock may still be lingering, but as ddet pointed out: buyer beware. The longer you wait, the more likely the older stock will be gone and only newer stock will exist. At this point, it's probably a fair guesstimate that 70% of PS3s on the shelves will have 3.56 or above.
     
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    Newcomer rdsport323 Newbie

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    I bought two brand new 160gb Slims from two seperate Targets three days ago, and one came with 3.41 and the other came with 3.5
     
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    One of my roommates finally broke down and bought himself a PS3 CoD:BlOps bundle, and it came with 3.50 installed... I had half a mind to help him jailbreak it already [​IMG]
     
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    I got a Black Ops bundle and it had 3.50 as well. Already hacked it. lol
     
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    Member tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Rumors shmumors, they can't ever "force" an update, all they can do is refuse to let you use certain stuff requiring that firmware until you decide to allow the update.
     
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    Just bought a new 160 GB PS3 and it was on 3.59 when booted IIRC. I'll check tomorrow, going to sleep in a few minutes :3


    -Qtis
     
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    3.59?
    I don't think this FW even exists.
     
  14. Joe88

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    maybe meant 3.50?
     
  15. Nicole Luyben

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    3.59 ? do we have this firmware haha ...
     
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    lol nope i think he means 3.50 or 3.60 we will see lol
     
  17. Snailface

    Member Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Just bought a ps3 from walfart

    [​IMG] 3.60

    Got my money back, I'll try again tomorrow. [​IMG]

    Edit: Uncharted 2 Black Friday Bundle!
    3.41--Great Success! [​IMG]
     

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