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Consumerist Reader Says Firmware Update Borked His PS3

After Agent Xray purchased The Beatles: Rock Band, he tells us his PlayStation 3 put up a speedbump on Abbey Road by requiring him to download the latest firmware upgrade in order to play the game.

The requirement was a time-wasting annoyance for most PS3 owners - the download can take 30 minutes or more - but for Agent Xray, the download was a regular Yoko Ono. He says the firmware rendered his system a shiny black paperweight. He summarized his talk with Sony customer service:

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Fishy Fingers2961d ago

I thought 3.0 was different from usual and was a mandatory update. I know I was directed to DL the first time I tried to play a game post 3.0 release. It was a big update, not a simple hotfix. Dude just need a better connection, mine took like 5 minutes and that was just after launch when I expected to see a slow DL.

GamerPS3602961d ago (Edited 2961d ago )

well, It took me less than 2 minutes. I updated next day.

Basically,

For all real gamers, it took 2-5 minutes and for PS3 haters, it took over 30 mins.

Even PS3 can tell the difference :D between .....

TheMART2961d ago (Edited 2961d ago )

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I thought 3.0 was different from usual and was a mandatory update. I know I was directed to DL the first time I tried to play a game post 3.0 release. It was a big update, not a simple hotfix. Dude just need a better connection, mine took like 5 minutes and that was just after launch when I expected to see a slow DL. "

Well Fishy, I have a good, steady connection, 5Mbit which can download 2GB in an hour or so, but still the few hundred MB update took me 30 to 40 mins.

Maybe you were just lucky. Sony system updates and also Sony game updates are known to be slow.

And across the userbase, there have been multiple problems with 3.0. It obviously wasn't tested enough and has too much errors.

Check that:

http://www.google.com/searc...

Silence2961d ago

"Basically,

For all real gamers, it took 2-5 minutes and for PS3 haters, it took over 30 mins.

Even PS3 can tell the difference :D between ..... "

yoghurt2961d ago

Same, mine downloaded and restarted with 3.0 very quickly - in fact it seemed quicker than normal downloading which was bizarre! we always have these articles after every firmware update, a handful of problems gets portrayed as a million via the interweb.

Dead_Cell2961d ago

Take fifteen minutes to get to 50% and then skip forward and install.

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