PS3 System Software Update Today

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by GeekyGuy, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    The Official Playstation Blog yesterday announced a firmware update for PS3, which should be live at the time of this writing. Sony Vice President Eric Lempel said the update is optional in the U.S. and Canada. However, CVG reports the update is mandatory for PS3 owners in Europe.

    "This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN," Lempel said.

    The update comes just a week after the 4.10 update, which saw the Playstation Network take on the new name Sony Entertainment Network.

    [​IMG] Sources: Official Playstation Blog, CVG
  2. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    I'll stick to 4.00 in hope of a cfw..
  3. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    they've got a lot of things in mind or probably just bug fixes but i believe they are going slow and not going to make the 3.55 mistake. i just hope kakaratoto (or somethign) 's hack works on the latest version.
  4. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Playstation Network is still called that, the accounts that are tied to Playstation Network are called Sony Enterainment Network accounts.
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  5. spiritofcat

    spiritofcat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2007
    How can it be mandatory?
    Surely it's only mandatory for those who want to use PSN. I don't see how they could force you to update if you stay offline.
  6. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Indeed it's mandatory for PSN. No one is forcing any updates on your console if you don't want it to update.. Kinda obvious? :I
  7. spiritofcat

    spiritofcat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2007
    Yeah, it's obvious, but that's not what the topic says.
    It says "the update is mandatory for PS3 owners in Europe."
  8. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    perhaps you should reread it

    if you want to use psn in europe then you have to update
  9. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Nov 6, 2002
    perhaps you should reread.. he said the topic was misleading
  10. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Nice how the update is "mandadory". May want to fix that blaring typo in the title. Capitalizing that corrected word would probably be in your best interest, too. Effing sub-titles. That image needs to be cropped. As it stands now, there is a weird amount of extra image there that puts off the centering pretty badly.

    As for the update, woo, another PS3 update. These aren't really news at this point, as the PS3 hacking scene has come to a seemingly screeching halt. I mean, really, even if it's patching exploits, we may never know they existed. This is just another minor update. It's nothing special at all. That's just one man's opinion on the matter, though.

    Edit: Ah, the image is just horribly non-black theme friendly. Still something that should be fixed. The theme is offered, and not that much care has to be taken to make sure black doesn't end up on black.
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