Submitted by Valay 892d ago | news

PS3 firmware version 4.40 out now

GE: "Sony has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3." (PS3)

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Relientk77  +   892d ago
Yea just turned on the PS3 too, downloading it now, it doesnt take that long
xHeavYx  +   892d ago
I hate how long I have to wait for it to upd... oh, it's finished, let's play some game
onyoursistersback   892d ago | Trolling | show
Ravenor  +   892d ago

You totally missed what xHeavYx said didn't yeah?
nix  +   892d ago
some just won't get the sarcasm here...

i hope this fixes the sound problem i have with GOW-Ascension... i dunno what's suppose to fix what anymore.
Reverent  +   892d ago
Guys... onyoursistersback (from his comment history) is a big Sony supporter. I'm pretty confident he was being sarcastic. Even reading his comment, I could easily tell he was being so. How you guys didn't figure it out is beyond me.
Ravenor  +   892d ago

Based on his commentt history I believe he is truly stupid enough to have typed what he just typed without a shred of sarcasm.

Would love to be proven wrong, but usually people with a hardware preference are absolutely humourless.
InMyOpinion  +   892d ago
@Reverent - "Don't shoot guys, HE'S ONE OF US!!"

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GrandTheftZamboni  +   892d ago
"Kinetics" LOL
DOMination-  +   891d ago
True story. Went to play ac3 for the first time on ps3 yesterday.

Load up the store and redeem LE codes took several minutes. Then i had an update to download and install and then a patch for the game. Another 5-10 mins. Then i had to install it which took 5 minutes.

Thus is why i don't play ps3 games often. Its not what id call plug and play. I'll never forget the time i stuck in bad company 2 and had to download the 2gig Vietnam patch even though i didn't have it just to play the sp. Had similar experiences with lbp and eye of judgement back in the day.

All Im saying is, i hope Sony fix this issue on PS4. By the time id watched the intro if ac3 last night i only had half an hour to play the dawn thing due to the time waiting.
Caffo01  +   891d ago
It's not so difficult to just disconnect from psn and play offline if that's what you want... Just press circle when a game tries to download a patch and that's it... Unless you are trolling..
insomnium2  +   891d ago

Duh then he wouldn't have anything to moan about would he. Nothing can be that simple around here.
badz149  +   891d ago
dude, no matter how slow your connection is there's no files on PS3 that downloaded for 5-10 mins and then take another 5 minutes to be installed! you're just trolling!

if you have decent connection, 5-10 mins download on PSN means that files can be around 50MB in size and there's no way it takes ANY PS3 to take 5 minutes to install 50MB! try again!
sorceror171  +   891d ago
@badz149 - For a PS3 hooked up by wifi - yes, downloads *can* be that slow. And installs can take quite a while if your drive is over 90% full. I know, because I've run into both issues. A Fat PS3 and then a Slim, hooked up to D-Link router.

Once I ran a wired link to the PS3, downloads sped up *dramatically*, though they're still nothing like a PC. Installs are still an issue, but PS+ at least lets them happen at night while I'm sleeping.
DOMination-  +   891d ago
Loads of disagrees and people labelling my comment as trolling but what i said is all true and factual. Don't believe me? Stick in bfbc2 or lbp and see for yourself.

My connection is 80meg down so its pretty good. Its not my fault the ps3 has terrible wifi and the ps store takes a whole minute after i stick in a code to redeem for it to even register what it is (no joke). These are things Sony been to fix for PS4 (and Im sure they will).
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Dee_91  +   891d ago
Its not that nobody believe.. aside from a bit of over exaggerating.Its just that if you where trying to plug and play like you said you shouldve just went offline...
But still it shouldnt be like that.However thats the new age of gaming and you should deal with it.
Derekvinyard13  +   892d ago
the one thing i dont get is why dont they say what is updated? the updates use to say it now its just like ok heres the update, what updated??? bug fixes system stability?? it use to say it after you press accept
delboy  +   892d ago
4.31 is cracked so you can install cfw, that's why the update.
yeahokchief  +   891d ago
Took around 1 minute for me
TAURUS-555  +   891d ago
sony never gave us flashplayer, too bad.
Abdou23  +   891d ago
Installing takes more than downloading !!
tacosRcool  +   891d ago
I was downloading it, until my PS3 got the YLOD...
So I think I just fixed it today and hopefully it works
TheFallenAngel  +   892d ago
I remember when getting firmware updates for the PS3 was so exciting.. I still remember when 2.0 came out...
princejb134  +   892d ago
I agree
I haven't been excited for ps3 updates in a long time
I think the last update I kinda found useful was in game xmb
shoddy  +   892d ago
Yep new function always welcome.
flyingmunky  +   892d ago
I also miss the excitement of the old store updates. I used to check the store for free goodies. Sadly they have all the free stuff locked down into ps+ now.

Just seems like this console generation has dragged along long enough to see me become totally jaded with new releases. I'm ready for the ps4!
Donnieboi  +   892d ago
U gots 2 pay 2 play...their not running a sweat shop y'know, these "free" games cost money to make.
FamilyGuy  +   892d ago
That's the reason why updates suck now compared to back when we used to be happy to see them. The PS3 has become so feature packed that we don't and probably will never see any more of those huge, feature packed updates. Everything is there that they can implement already. All we get now is compatibility updates unless they want to improve on an existing feature.

All new features come in the form of apps, that's just all there is to it now. Not much to look forward to unless some drastic, innovative thought pops up.
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dontbhatin  +   891d ago
Anybody know what happened to them adding customization
To the what's new section? back on the xmb facelift update 3.0? He stated in the video that they would be adding customization to it in the coming months.
Omegasyde  +   891d ago
I agree. It seems these updates are for improving netcode for specific games or for installing a feature now that won't be unveiled for months.
badz149  +   891d ago
2.0? it was nothing compared to 2.40! TROPHIES!!
T2  +   891d ago
Trophies was a patch ? Damn I forgot wow
TemplarDante  +   892d ago
Next gen, Im betting we could even download in the background and install when playing :)
Minato-Namikaze  +   892d ago
it does download in the background while playing, just not when you are playing online.
KwietStorm  +   892d ago
That's what he's getting at.
InMyOpinion  +   892d ago
@TemplarDante - You can do that this gen, on the 360. It has background downloading with up to 40 queued items, and no installs. If you play online it just pauses the download and then continues once you're in a menu etc.

Not everything about it is bad.
madjedi  +   891d ago
He is talking about downloading firmware updates in the background to begin with.

The ps3 has had background downloading since yr 2 i think.
Sephiroushin  +   891d ago
You can do that on the PS3 too and there are different ways to download a firmware, it's not restricted on the console, for example you can download from a PC, Tablet or w/e and transfer the file to a USB device...
The PSN+ allow you to play as the firmware download, you can't play online while it download for obvious reasons, you can still play offline just fine ...
Just got on my plus account to see what was on the store. Then this came up. Downloading now. Isn't taking long only about 5 minutes of you're time. Wish it was something worthwhile that we were getting though.

Oh well.
Soldierone  +   892d ago
I thought Plus was supposed to do this by itself? Or is it only for game updates?

I'm just curious because I have Plus and it didn't install this.
MrBeatdown  +   892d ago
It does, but only at the pre-set time when your PS3 turns itself on to check for updates and saves to upload, etc.
dantesparda  +   892d ago
Plus will do it but only at the time you set it to update at. So if its set fo 4am it wouldnt check for updates til then

MrBeatdown beat me to it
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KwietStorm  +   892d ago
It updates at the time you set it to.
violents  +   891d ago
they changed something in the terms of service agreement which means the update requires a user action(agreeing to terms of service) so it can't automatically do it for you until you say yes.

If they hadnt changed any part of the user agreement your plus account should have just downloaded and installed by itself at whatever time you have specified in your settings.
jerethdagryphon  +   892d ago
ok so anyone note any changes
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   892d ago
So far I found that this update fixed the What's New and Trophy Collection glitch that was broken in 4.30.

What's New: You can now start a Blu-Ray disc game from the What's New screen again.

Trophy Collection: You can now see your trophies sorted by Group Content (Core Game/Add-On) again while in-game in Offline Mode.
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Donnieboi  +   892d ago
Meh. Some of these updates are worthless. Especially the last few Vita one's. I'm out of room for my game icons, we need folders for the Vita, pronto!
Rhaigun  +   892d ago
I have mine set up to auto update at 2 am every morning. With PS+, you can do that.
TeflonHahn  +   892d ago
Not every update has to do with features. Back end updates, security patches and system stability and even tweaks in respect to dev's all help the system out. There isn't such a thing as a "pointless update" They all do something beneficial, "bells and whistles" related or not.
flyingmunky  +   892d ago
Isn't it undeniably dull to download security patches and the like. We're consumers, all we care about is the 'bells and whistles'. I'm not trying to say that security isn't important, just nothing to get excited about.
TeflonHahn  +   891d ago
Nothing to get excited about? I bet if another PSN hack issue took place you'd be pretty excited about security updates. Just saying.
Omegasyde  +   891d ago
I agree, for all we know this could be a patch to disable some customer firmware or pirated code. It could even fix a loophole with the PSN store (which might explain while in North America is was down for a while.)

Sadly, it might only apply to .0001% of the install base.
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   892d ago
I want cross-game voice chat ;P
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Ron_Danger  +   892d ago
Get a vita then
cedaridge  +   891d ago
you will get it with the ps4.
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wishingW3L  +   891d ago
you'll probably have to pay.
Oldman100  +   892d ago
They simplified the in-game XMB!

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Sharius  +   892d ago
damn, i really hate these update like that, there are normal few time of black out per year in my country, so each time my system update i just cross the finger

i hope there will be somekind of battery in PS4
dantesparda  +   892d ago
A blackout wont mess up the PS3, it will just continue from where it left off
Sharius  +   892d ago
i have few friend they said that they got black out while system update (not when it download the FW) and thier system got mess up
Dark_king  +   892d ago
@Sharius its not a issue any more they have fixed that.Trust me though it was a problem.Lost my first 60 gig to it.
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wishingW3L  +   891d ago
It happened to me with an old PS3 and then it got stuck in a loop. The update starts and then an error happens and it restarts itself over and over again and because of that I had to buy a new one.
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CrescentFang  +   892d ago
I think all this update does is prevent people from doing that new jailbreak
ziggurcat  +   892d ago
If that was the only thing, then the FW version would have only gone up by .01.
black911  +   892d ago
Something to counter 360 getting Redbox App first?
WitWolfy  +   892d ago
I remember when sites always use to look for secret features with every new PS3 update released.. Now its just security update after security update precautions these days...
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Mister_G  +   891d ago
Hurray!! Oh...... stability update.

Suppose Sony are focused elsewhere at the moment, so no new functionality.
HOO-HAA  +   891d ago
My PS3 told me my PSPlus auto download had already downloaded it when I turned on yet when I signed in it told me I needed to download new update which I've just done manually!! I DON'T LIKE THESE MINDGAMES!!
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violents  +   891d ago
Mine had already downloaded it but would not install until I agreed to the "terms of service" agreement.
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Evil_Ryu  +   891d ago
hopefully they are adding more security so doesnt get hacked again
STIKUP ARTIST  +   891d ago
Damn... I turned on my ps3 and got the YLOD. I just bought God of War too, this f-ckin sucks.
SuMtOnE  +   891d ago
this is by far the Fastest UPDATE for me on the ps3 ever. under 2 minute and usually it takes me up to 1 hour +
CODallday   891d ago | Trolling | show
Bounkass  +   891d ago
And what did it do? Nothing. Again. Thanks alot Sony!
Mister_G  +   889d ago
I think they're focused on PS4, so don't expect new stuff in FW updates :)
TBONEJF  +   891d ago

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