Sony Computer Entertainment just made system software update 4.75 for the PS3 available for download via PSN.
Updated with changelog
Ok... Still love my PS3 and my backlog is enormous, PS4 is taking up my gaming time idk if i'll ever get to some of these PS3 games. It is just a joy to play the PS4 with my Pulse Elites and a custom audio app.
I have the original backwards compatible PS3 and while PS2 games don't have the graphic goodness of a PS3 game the output is a bit like an up-scaled DVD which on may 55" HDTV still looks good and the gameplay has not changed. Of course I do have quite a backlog of PS3 games as well (Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Skyrim anybody). I was going to get a PS4 if it was bundled with Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Dragon Age - Inquisition and/or Dark Souls 2 but then again I can afford to be picky since I still have allot of RPG's on my PS3 to play. Must keep my hands off FFX, FFXII and Dragon Quest 8... Ah it's no good it's too tempting and that is just three of my 60 PS2 games. Damn! I almost forgot I have Resident Evil IV and King's Field IV... Sigh! :-)
Listen, you need to make time
Im finishing my PS3 backlog right now, just need to wait for Tales of Zestiria if it doesnt come to PS4 and Im done. OT - Im glad Sony is still supporting PS3 with updates, I hope it gets to see its 10th anniversary.
I am in the same boat. I have a huge huge backlog of unwrapped PS3 games. I still think the PS3 is a excellent console with a lot of life. Regardless of it being 9 years old. I still think they could make some improvements to the PSN store and download list, if you have a lot of DLC it is quite hard to navigate through. Ps3 will still have some life in the next few years and Millions of dollars worth of DLC will still be sold.
I heard those headphones are quite good is that true?
"At the moment no patch notes have been released, but at first sight no large changes have been introduced to the system." THats it?? not even the size of the update was listed? Pretty pointless article really.
B-B-But it has N4G's seal of approval...
Well it was news to me that there had been a firmware update for PS3 at all, because I rarely turn it on other than when they give you new games each month through PS Plus. They've updated the article with patch notes now, so hopefully it now has YOUR seal of approval...smdh
Doesn't change the fact that the initial "news" was close to useless and a mere placeholder/click bait.
you can never have enough stability updates
where's my cross game chat?
Its right here......... on the PS4.
@phoenix76 that was a Don Mattrick response if I ever heard it...
Where is the PS4 updates?? I really need folders Online friend notfications DLNA Custom backgrounds USB video support and so on...
I would just be happy with external hard drive support to store games not just back up data.
Avatar features static & animated Avatars.
Rather than just a message popping up saying theres a message there should be an option to display the message and a timer for how long it stays on screen.
Update turns you're ps3 to a ps4
So, it will make run Ultra SF4 worst as well? :D
Yes it will make run Ultra SF4 worst as well. Facking wat?
It's amazing and highly commendable that this system still receives so much tech support. That's what you call standing behind your product. It might be a small and meaningless change to some, but it shows the dedication the company has to the machine.
It's just patching out an exploit, nothing new here.
Exactly, its just patching out a exploit cause that's all they really care about now, is making sure they don't lose any money. There are still bugs there that I've had all along that have never been patched out. It sucks that they haven't added anything new in years. And im starting to feel the same way about the PS4's updates, almost 2 years in and its still missing a ton of basic features, meanwhile, month after month the X1 keeps gets more and more new features. Not to mention its about to get a new OS and API. And what does the PS4 get? not even sure fix to the AF issue. I mean just look at Street Figthers which just came out and doesn't have any AF. Im starting to really get sick of this. Heck just look at how much of the "gap" they've let close graphically with the X1. Where you cant even say that the PS4 has the definitely superior version of games anymore. Just look at Witcher, where yeah the PS4 has the higher res, but X1 has the better framerate. What a letdown.
9 years and still waiting for PS3 to get party chat. Curse you RAM allocation!
PlayStation®3 about the system software version 4.75 update the [2015.6.2] From June 2, 2015, we began an update to update the body functions of the PS3®. In this update, version of system software becomes 4.75, the following features will be updated. ■ main function, which is updated in version 4.75 In the system software, we have to improve the stability of the operation. - translated. From www.jp.playstation.com/ps3/upd ate/
ps3 is one of my best systems I ever owned, my controller has seen better days I think I might pick up a new slip 12gb for cheap then upgrade hdd
Agreed. Not since my SNES have I played so many games and so many hours. My library is amazing. Full of games I'll one day go back and hope to replay many. Last gen was full of great games.
then you never played ps2 games on ps2 days... it was way better than ps3.
Mine didn't come with the brackets to hold the hdd in place. bracket is differ from fat 40gig. Had to order from amazon. froze on me a few times, but only in the store. haven't noticed anything lately.
It sounds like this update is actually meant to deal with custom firmware.
It's meant to deal with Pexploit.
tch ps3 is getting last years the same idiot updgrades "system stability improvments" more like sony want to doing something against cfw but its useless now... so many useless fw by sony. They should upgrade the console api or anything more features etc.. really...but again its useless nw ps3 is old and lierally dead now.
I agree that for most users this update has no meaningful impact but you think they should keep updating the APIs? The PS3 has been out for almost 9 years, I seriously doubt that any significant API improvements could be made at this point. Even if they could, hardly anyone is making PS3 games at this point, most developers are moving or have moved over to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
I think the PS3 has a lot of life left, i love my PS4 but i'm not ready to give up on my backlog which includes games i have to finish like Deus Ex HR, Bioshock infinite DLC, Spec ops, Darksiders 2, Dead island, Dead Space 2, BL Pre-sequel ect and games i own but haven't touched like Arkham Origins, Riptide, ME3, Prototype 2, God of War CoO & GoS, Ascension, Dead Space 3 & so many more. Too many games not enough time..I already have a non ps plus PS4 backlog including DA Inquisition, Evil Within, TLOU Remastered and more. Not to mention other platforms. Wish i got payed to game.
What does the update add?
Yeah, I wanna know too....
7 years and the system still not stable!
Every platform is subject to improvement. Imagine if current day technology was used to make Dreamcast or PS1 games, the graphics would be outstanding given the hardwares limitations. Modern day lubricants, additives and oils can work miracles on cars 15-20 years old.
Just about tapped out my backlog for PS3. Totally dedicating my time to current-gen now. Nice that Sony remembers it more than the Vita.
I still use my 7 year old console everyday for streaming
Having just worked my way through Uncharted 2/3, god of war ascension on hard and Ico amongst many other great games and I must say my last few months with PS3 have been fantastic, think this will be my last system update tho before selling it on and getting on with my ps4/Wii U, PS3 is and was a great system tho and some really fantastic games, still got Zone of the Enders collection (never played number 2) shadow of the collosus and Metal gear 3 to get through, yeah my backlog is ridiculous haha, getting there tho. Couldn't think of any better games to see my PS3 out with tho. Journey was pretty cool as well. I did Heavy Rain and beyond Two souls when they came out but yeah great system with many many great exclusives. Not many consoles can stand the test of time for over 10 years! And still going. Specially after the slow launch and Xbox 360 dominance (here in the U.K. At least anyway)
The patch notes for this update, was translated from the Japanese website. It's a stability update. How are people taking a stability update....and automatically assume that it's to patch an exploit or CFW??? Did Sony officially say this update was to patch an exploit? I think people need to stop spreading BS rumors and misinformation.
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The ps3 is just amazing. Because of one reason: the games. I bought one used a year ago and now I'm crawling through the exclusives (still not done one year later). I'm mainly a PC gamer but in my opinion the ps3 is not an option it is mandatory if you are a gamer. There are so many masterpieces on it that you just can't go wrong. Maybe I will say the same about the ps4 in a few years, but right now it's just nothing special. If you have a PC there is nothing the ps4 can offer (won't get a console just for bloodborne), and I guess that won't change anytime soon. Maybe at the end of its lifespan it will catch my interest like the ps3 did :) but it will need something like TLOU to do that.
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