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PlayStation 3 System Software Update 3.72 Now Live

Sony Rumors: The minor PlayStation 3 System Software Update 3.72 is now live and ready for download. This manditory update is a fairly small one in size and should only take a few minutes to download and install. (PS3)

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humado  +   1437d ago
Does this fix the cloud save Bug?
BiggCMan  +   1437d ago
What happened with it?
zeeshan  +   1437d ago
I pretty much HATE these useless and frequent updates! This is getting rediculous! I hope they fix the mic volume and virtual 7.1 surround sound for the newly released wireless headsets.
egidem  +   1437d ago

Agreed. I've been having mic volume problems as well. I hope this update fixes it. I'll update tomorrow and see what happens.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1437d ago
I agree, i dont see the point in many small updates. Wish they did just 2 updates a year or something. Not something super small.

However, I suspect this update has something to do with the upcoming PSV launch.
WhittO  +   1437d ago
^^ prob nothing to do with PSV.

It's really annoying because there is SO much they could do with PS3 to make the experience for it's users even better, but they just don't seem to be putting in the resources at all.

I understand the focus is PSV, but would it really kill their profits THAT much to have a team dedicated to enhancing PS3 XMB/PSN??!! And not the 1-2 people they seem to have running everything now...

Honestly, I think I get so P/O with the FW updates these past 2 years because I bought an expensive system (at the time) because I believed it would be supported for years to come and had so much potential, but it feels like they have just dropped most of their support in terms of OS/PSN upgrades.
Especially when you see MS bringing huge enhancements to their even older system (compared to what Sony has been spitting out anyway).

I won't be buying the next console with what it "Might" have next time, with all the promises and BS Hype ...cross game VIDEO CHAT haha what a joke.

Took them like over a year and a half to bring in-game XMB, which barely worked at the time and which has not has a SINGLE update/upgrade...AT ALL, meaning, it still barely works now.
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BrianG  +   1437d ago
To those who don't want these "useless and frequent" updates.

How else are they going to fix small issues like the cloud game save bug (which you can fix yourself by updating your time via internet in the settings) or the volume bug with they new 7.1 headset?

Would you like them to fix it now, or in 4 to 6 months with the next big update?
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Drake_Seraphim  +   1437d ago
I'm glad they have frequent updates! That lets me know that they are actively seeking fixes to any problems, no matter how "small" they may seem. I'm sure this update matters to someone, and on their behalf I say "thank you Sony"
PirateThom  +   1437d ago
I'm pretty sure that was already fixed in the background, because mine has been saving fine since a week or so ago.
Gray-Fox-Type0  +   1437d ago
another useless update yay no features
SilentNegotiator  +   1437d ago
Yeah, how dare Sony add system stability without adding features!
Darn you, Sony!

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princejb134  +   1436d ago
it may be useless to us because theres no new features but i believe sony knows what their doing
they wouldnt just put a update out just cause their bored, it must have its purpose
Kon_Artist  +   1437d ago
Lets wait for the "Hidden features of 3.72" articles to show up :)
ScubaSteve1  +   1437d ago
or version 3.72 killed my ps3
miDnIghtEr  +   1437d ago
Version 3.72 just bricked my PS3rd!!!
Biggest  +   1437d ago
My car broke down! Thanks a ton, PS3 update. YOU SUCK!
just_looken  +   1437d ago
for all those that never had a ps3 in 2006 ill tell you what these patch's are for they are making the ps3 ready for all the vita connectivity and ps3 only features. So when you get your vita you can do what you do with your psp like remote play/file transfer video stream etc and do the extra of what vita can do. None of what you see on the xmb relating to the psp was there when the ps3 first came out it was patched in. Just like the psp the vita needs patching in but there being sneaky about it.

Oh here is a tip head to xmb chat invite a friend don't let him join and watch his avatar they now glow kind of and move all over the place added via patch before this.
limewax  +   1437d ago
Sorry but no, The Vita compatibility will be in firmware 3.80, This is just how Sony updates work, you get minor fixes in units and major patches in tens.

Why on earth would they want to sneak it in? the Vita is coming and PS3 needs patching, Sony aren't going to care for going stealth, they want people to know about the Vita and you can bet when you get FW 3.80 it will bring a fairly in your face Vita advert in one of the XMB tabs.

This patch it likely related to other recently released PS3 compatible products
spektical  +   1437d ago
hidden features going to show up soon...

god i wish sony would just say whats in the box...
FrightfulActions  +   1437d ago
Agreed. I know not everyone cares that much about all the specifics, sometimes its just minor tweaks, but Sony should still release a option on their site or something that lists all the changes a certain firmware does, rather than just key points. I shouldn't have to rely on some fansite posting of the "hidden features" of firmware - they should just tell us. Would a simple little .txt file for "See all new features/changes" be that hard?
Leviathan  +   1437d ago
That would be nice.
thespaz  +   1437d ago
You know... my PS3 doesn't seem any different. Oh well.
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Ren_  +   1437d ago
Is this the update that provides the new T&Cs that get you to waive your right to taking out class-action suits against Sony for security breaches?
oohWii  +   1437d ago
Have haven't anyone answered this question. I am curious also if this update forces you to waive your right to file a lawsuit against Sony if the decide to screw you over.

All of the know-it-alls on this site and this question still unanswered.
Ren_  +   1437d ago
It makes you agree to only sue as an individual and not as part of a group if you are going to sue for whatever reason:

“Any Dispute Resolution Proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, consolidated, representative or private attorney general action”

You can write Sony to opt-out of this agreement after agreeing to it on PSN however. Not sure on how many days you have to do this though.

Haven't done the update yet myself so still do not know if the new terms and conditions are included.

***EDIT: A friend just updated (EU account) and only the normal update agreement appeared. No new T&Cs.
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oohWii  +   1437d ago
Thanks Ren_
Leviathan  +   1437d ago
The new t&c was released recently..right before the update.
Ren_  +   1437d ago
@oohWii - no worries mate

@Leviathan - I didn't have to agree to the newest T&Cs yet :S
SilentNegotiator  +   1437d ago
"All of the know-it-alls on this site and this question still unanswered"
It absolutely has. That came out a LONG while ago with the need to agree with the new TOS to sign in. But since you don't have a ps3, you wouldn't know.

"I am curious also if this update forces you to waive your right to file a lawsuit against Sony if the decide to screw you over"
No one has to service you, especially if you're suing them. Why you'd continue to use a service that's SO HORRIBLE that you're suing the company over it, anyway? Either sue them and don't use it, or use it and don't sue. TA-DA!
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oohWii  +   1436d ago
Yo rump roast, I actually do have a PS3. Haven't used it in a while. (haven't used my 360 that much in a while either for that matter.) However, It's not a question of using a system or suing the company. It's the principle behind, hiding behind a service agreement while blocking people of using PSN.

It's like me telling you, AFTER you buy a car that if the don't come to the dealership and sign and no suit agreement your warranty will be voided.

Or buying and game online and telling me AFTER the transaction is completed that you will not send me the activation code until after I sign and anti-lawsuit agreement.

If I had to sign this type of agreement at the store before buying my PS3, I would have pass on it and saved my money. (Just saying.)

IMO, if you weren't doing sh!t that screws people over or rips people off, there would be no need for this type of waiver agreement.

Everytime I turn around Sony's doing some type of shady half legal BS.

To me this is just a LAME ass way to protect yourself. (while forcing your customers to not protect themselves.)
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yewles1  +   1437d ago
They altered the browser fonts so far...
andibandit  +   1437d ago
God be praised!, finally, the wait is over.
kramun  +   1437d ago
That's really exciting!
Killman  +   1437d ago
It seems like they always alter the font but then it goes away at some point. The alteration that is.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   1437d ago
Damnit my Netflix isn't working anymore.
masteroftheclaw  +   1436d ago
Wait, is this true? Are other people having this issue? At least my Netflix account is going to be cancelled soon but I hope this was just a small issue or else a lot of users are gonna be aaaangry.
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gamekiller  +   1437d ago
The update caused my wife to leave me, f*** y** sony.
Magnus  +   1437d ago
I wish the update had PS2 emulation and included auto trophy sync for those who are not Playstation Plus members
Biggest  +   1437d ago
I wish the update had all you can eat lobster pizza!
Treyb3yond  +   1437d ago
Many modern gamers do nothing but moan and whinge like little playground girls.

I had a zx spectrum, when mum used to vacuum, it wiped my game off of the tape. Yes that's right, game GONE. The whole thing.

You people have gaming heaven and all you do is cry.
BLow  +   1437d ago
You know I was thinking the same thing. The update took less than 5 min and people are going crazy. I even turned on my PS3 and updated to see what all the fuss was about. It was 5 freakin minutes(opps my bad 6 min)!!!!! Man the world we live in today. I really miss the old days sometimes...I'm out
Droid Control  +   1437d ago
M$ know what they are doing.

They have 2 large updates a year that last around 1 mintute.

Sony have 1 evey few weeks that last around 2 minutes and do nothing.

I'm tired of these constant usless updates! Where is my cross game chat? Why will the PSV have it but not my PS3?
Ddouble  +   1437d ago
PSV has more RAM than the PS3. Thats probably the reason why.
The Iron Sheik  +   1437d ago
Go play your 360 then and stop bitching in PS3 articles.
Droid Control  +   1437d ago
PS3 must have really low RAM then, because the 360 can cope with Cross Game Chat and its a year older...

I thought the ps3 was future proof?
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PirateThom  +   1437d ago
No, the 360 just has an OS designed around it and a reduced memory footprint.

Once again, Microsoft are a software company, Sony are a hardware and games company. The quality of the two should be evident.
B1663r  +   1437d ago
The 360 has no operating system at all. Everything is handled by the firmware in the 360. The SDK for the xbox staticly links all the operating system like functions into the game. But otherwise the currently running software (bit it a game or the dashboard) has full control of the xbox.

The main reason the PS3 fails at cross game chat and slow in game popup, is because it is dramatically underpowered in the gp cpu department. It only has one general purpose cpu and it only runs two threads.

Also... As to the build quality of the xbox, I have one that was a rrod replacement from 2007 that I use to watch netflix or hulu just about every night for the past three years and there is no over heating wonkyness.

So thats what??? I purchased this xbox in 2006 sent it in for refurb and I use it almost daily for five years now and it is still chugging along...

Where is this notion that the xbox build quality is bad coming from? Certianly not my first hand experience. Oh I know, it comes from the internet where people can and do say anything they want.

P.S. I have an xbox slim which I also use daily... No hardware failure there either...

That wii that my parents got for the grand kids that was only occasionally used... burnt up now...
PirateThom  +   1437d ago
Eh, does the 360 have a front end user system? Does it have a dashboard? It has an OS, those screens when you start up the system aren't just magic... what do you think firmware is?

Yes, those extended warranties were just because Microsoft were generous.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1437d ago
PS3 System Software Update 3.72 broke my car down. THANKS ALOT!!!!!!!!
SwampCroc  +   1437d ago
They should just release Playstation Pi.... or 3.14 but I guess it's @ 3.72 so that is greater than Pi...

oh well...

memots  +   1437d ago
My wife went shopping and she is spending my money....

jacobie74  +   1437d ago
whats wrong? sony fans i thought you guys. got the best system for your money,cell broad band nvida graphics 499$ price tag. shotty voice chat.... and r3 not selling good the longest load time of any game system. down load and then install. ha ha ha you guys crack me up but i can't say nothing this site protects Sony and Tell's lies and any one doesn't agree they, get band kinda like the gov with scare tactics look at at all the sony fans disagree some are true some not about them but they clearly cant handle the truth
bookoflies  +   1437d ago
It is funny that you come here and mention that don't act like every game that xbox has sells out cause it does not and i'm not hating cause i just got gears today and i also own a wii the problem sony has is that it does have a operating system which takes up some of that ram xbox does not so they would have more ram but sony messed up when they made the slim without adding more ram which would have just blown the 360 away what is funny is that more people support xbox thinking that yay it's an american company when sony employ more us jobs then microsoft as they have moved more of their business away from the states and they have employed less people then microsoft in the states. goes to show you how people don't know anything they see a face and automatically think that they foreign and they taking money away from the us which is so false. You can never really compare the two cause they are not on equal money terms to begin with. People run their mouths about xbox and sony this and that that i can show you two things that are true xbox hardware is horrible and sony hardware still is best but software wise microsoft is king there ambition wise nintendo got them both beat. it is just the deeper pockets will always win no matter what but few people here know that because they are so far up sony and microsoft behind that they can't see clearly. You should want sony to make better software for their product and microsoft better hardware for their product this fan boy crap has run it's course a long time ago.BTW i have not cap their names on purpose until they earn that they will never get that. one more thing the games is what should matter most . most of you guys forgot about that. another thing is I would bet that if microsoft had all of sony games they would go like hotcakes you talk about resistance but guess what if it was a xbox game it would have sold of the shelves so don't talk. and government has nothing to do with this scare tactic oh like the ones that bush did to get the country to go to war. yeah I thought so.since you love being a troll tell me when was the last time that xbox came out with their own game that they did not steal lack of games no problem when you can just go and get one that the other console has. I mean one successful. half of all sales is to halo, and call of duty which is trash.Also I don't respect any company that makes a multiplat better on one console than another because of sales that goes to both sony and microsoft. get real and stop being a fan boy like sony and or microsoft is paying you also your antics shows just how much older than 12 you really are.get a life.
hasj1990  +   1436d ago
OH EM GEE!!!!!!
fullmetal297  +   1437d ago
PS3 Firmware 3.7 Coming Soon.
(2 hours later on front page)
PS3 Firmware 3.7 Now Live.

Wow N4G, you've reach and unreachable low for gaming news. Is there really nothing game-related to talk about?

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