After some problems with the PS3 Firmware 3.0 (game freezings, sounds issues) Videogameszone asked Sony, if these problems already known and if they are working on a hotfix for Firmware 3.0.
Some people are also having problems with their DualShock 3 controllers. Last night, I read at www.psxextreme.com about the controller issues and for some people Uncharted is not working fine either. You can bet your ass that guys at Sony are already working on 3.01 or 3.1 or whatever they want to call it. But IMO, these things can and often do happen. As long as they patch it and fix this quickly, they have nothing to worry about and I am not going to b**ch about it either. Firmware updates can have problems and they can be easily patched. It's only a matter of time before Sony releases the patch. It's not a matter of if, it's more like when :)
Sony always have to release a .01 after every major update, no matter how much QA the update has been through there will always be a problem, its just the nature of updating a console which can do so much and has the bigger chance of something going wrong because of how much it can do. Its impossible for Sony to cover all the bases
i liked my ps3 better before this stupid update....... 3.0 = epic fail
Really? I've done all the updates and it's always been just one update and no x.01 update afterward. I haven't experienced any issues with 3.0 yet, especially with my dualshock controller.
I have not had any of these problems. Firmware 3 looks great (32-inch Samsung LCD), runs smoothly, and I haven't had a single problem with freezes. I'm also rocking the 3D zebras from the Afrika theme! Really, it seems to me like people wanted the firmware update to transform their PS3 into the PS4 or something. Edit: I'm on a "fat" 40GB model.
My launch 60gb us is freezing like crazy im calling sony today regarding this but my 40gb is working flawlessly since the update. I dont know which ps3 are effected by my early model definitally is. + Im a hardcore sony fan with all the next gen consoles wouldnt try to bs the situation. I was in the sony forums last night complaining also.
The only 2 functional problems i have is that Uncharted freezes every 30 minutes, and I cant go into the XMB when listening to music. Edit: Scratch that, switched output frequency to 48kHz and now it works again. So only Uncharted freezes every 30 minutes is my issue. On a Slim BTW.
I've a 60gb ps3 too and it's been freezing during cod:waw and Kz2 since 3.0 update also.
I have a 60G launch PS3 and haven't has any issues at all. I was playing uncharted last night and it worked fine. I did have my database rebuilt when I turned on my PS3 the day after the update, but I didn't lose anything and its been fine since. I wasn't too impressed with 3.0, but love that the loading times for nearly everything has significantly increased.
I have a 60gb, but I haven't had any problems.... but then again, I don't use it much, maybe 1-2 hours a day for games
I thought that by reaching the index 3, sony would completely overhaul the whole thing, while maintaining the current xmb. I was looking forward to cross game chatting, party invites, and the rumored playstation cloud thing along with the reputation system. And now I am hearing horrible stories of ver 3.0 crashing and causing all sorts of other problems. I mean, I love playstation. And thats why I feel sony should rectify this problem immediately. I would love sony twice as much if they listened to the fans on this one. I mean, everyone is begging for cross game chat. What more do we have to do to get sony to implement it? Come on. EDIT. Please no one should paint me as a fanboy or anything. I already got a disagree and I dont know why. I give sony props for the improvements, but I just thought there would be more. The absence of cross game chat or the party system does not make me hate the ps3. But those would be nice features to have.
I'm sure they'll fix it soon. My biggest gripe is the ugly friend list. It looks completely out of place with the rest of the XMB. I have no idea how such an act got beyond QA. It's very difficult to read white text on gray when in a game. I also hate the fact that the entire list flickers one by one when you bring it up in a game too. I'm not too happy about the size increase for icons/fonts either as I sit close to my 22' tv. The occasional stability issue is a slight concern too.
The only reason peps want xchat is so they can say, haha xbox now we have it to.Its not game or console related in anyway its a chat option, so scream on about needless features and waist Sony's time...
The scrolling ticker bar on the top right corner and the TV icon with BBC iPlayer. I live in the UK and still don't have these features while other I know have them
Dunno, played uncharted yesterday for few hours, not a single freeze.
I have a launch 60 gig and it's been freezing a crap ton since about 11 hours ago.I think I might have the YLOD because it will work fine for 20 minutes and then it will shut off for no reason and I can't get it to turn back on.I have had no problems except hdd data becoming corrupted a couple of times in 2007.
... because I have a launch 60gb PS3 and I've NEVER had ANY problems with FW updates. Still I would like to see a 3.01 firmware to remove the playstation store icon from the game section (1 icon under the PSN section is enough) and bring back the PLAYSTATION logo when you start a game. Those are the only things I don't like about FW 3.0.
I have a ~launch 60gb NTSC PS3 (march 07)...and never noticed any problems with FW updates until 3.0... its nothing major...games work fine from what I have tried...but the two store shortcuts put in the game and video tabs of the xmb are buggy for me...if I click on one of the shortcut tiles that pop out to the right, the system hangs permanently...its not a full freeze, as I can hold the PS button on the DS3 and get the black screen with options to turn off the system, or the controller...and just reset it...but it happens every time I try to use one of the game tabs...the video tiles are hit and miss though... other than that I simply hate the larger icons, and hate the gray boxes on the friends list...dont' care about the dynamic backgrounds because they cost too much money...and love the status thing in the upper right...should have been there when the system launched...but 3.0 is mostly bust imo...just one little patch could make it all better though...let me change my icon size back, get rid of the hideous gray boxes...and fix the few glitches some people are having...and it will be fine...
i've had nothing negative happen to me. 3.0 is neither great nor rubbish imo.
no problems here either. i'm on a 60gig and luckily haven't had any problems on batman despite playing the crap out of it. that's not to say these issues don't exist. its been reported enough now that i'm sure sony is working on some fixes. i think i recall something similar with the 2.70 update. didn't 2.71 follow shaortly after?
we need 3.01 cause my cod5 game froze once
yup i bought two games with my slim, mgs4 is pretty cool, and (DUM DUM DE DUM) uncharted, i really want to get into it but its unplayable! sony sort your s#it out!
I can understand your upset. My PS3 updated perfectly fine but my mate treated himself and bought Uncharted for his PS3 the other day only for it to freeze up on him after the update.
Yes I feel your pain. I've had Uncharted for a long time and never beat it. So after the 3.0 update, I decided to finish it and try to get my platinum. I froze 3 times before I finally completed the game. I guess I will just wait for a fix until I'm able to get my platinum.
some people also lie cause i have had no problems at all in other news people should no now sony never comment on anything till there ready
I've got the 60gb PS3, everything works fine is it just the slim or certain models, at work I've not heard anyone saying they have a problem.
To think that people are lying just because you don't have problems is a pretty simple-minded way to think. That being said, the problems that people are having don't seem to be too big of a deal, and I could see Sony waiting until 3.1 to address all of the minor issues. Of course, it would be nice for the people with Uncharted freezing and controllers not syncing to be able to use what they paid for sooner than later.
It's a valid point. People are petty enough to lie. It's funny how the people who seem to be hit the most by all the failings of current gen consoles are purely from this site... That said, the problems are legitimate. The scale by which they are though is debatable. My 60GB is fine, my brother's 80GB is fine, my mate's 80GB suffers occassional freezing on Uncharted now.
hey some people may lie to gain a slim ps3 you never no thats all i am saying some games might freeze that's it but the ylod come on what boll ox that is Its called sabotage really some fan boys and review sites do it all the time cause there scared
Never had one problem with any firmware. I'm running v3.0 on a UK launch PS3 60Gb(upgraded to 320Gb), everything runs fine.
Ive updated to 3.00 and everything is working perfectly. However, there is something rather strange I noticed, and im hoping it is not sony's intentional doing. when ever I start a game up (any game) I no more get the introductory PS3 logo before the game loads. Is this a bug ? or is it SONy who took that out intentionally ? Any help will be appreciated.
they removed it. I have no idea why they didnt add the new logo... but its just black screen, which sucks.
no, Sony has removed it. :(
I think that was taken out. I remember someone commenting about it the other day.
I think my games have a faster start up for some reason.
Thanks alot guys for the feedback. Seeing as i have a launch 60gb unit, I was scared something crazy was happening to it. Im glad to know it was intentional. However I am slightly disappointed that SONY have taken out such a strong trademark for their games. They could have at least used the new "PS3" logo. It makes no sense. Why would they remove a logo reminding people they are starting up a PS3 game ? Ah well I guess I will get used to it. Something tells me they might change it to the new PS3 logo if they get enough complaints. Apart from that minor issue, I think the new FW 3.0 is pretty good. At first the new friend list format disorientated me, but I am used to it now and I think the next FW update will expose why they have gone with such a decision. I have also gotten used to the bigger fonts and larger Icons. I haven't gotten used to the fading out of other un-highlighted Icons in the XMB. For example, I have like 90 movies on my Hard drive. When I highlight a certain movie, the names of the movies above and below fade out. This is especially annoying because I cannot tell which movie is next on the list without scrolling down to see it. Can this feature be changed ? Many thanks
Music playing, while surfing the internet/looking at the XMB back, that's my only complaint.
Huh? 3.0 Firmware. Start music from the XMB. Launch the browser. Surf around. Music continues to play. Unless there is something else you are talking about.
You still can do this. Have you been smoking some sort of illegal drugs today?
Go to Music Settings in settings sectionon XMB and change to 48hz. that will fix the problem
You need to switch the audio upscaling off (set it to 48KHz output instead of 44.1/88.2/whatever).
Lots of people really like to make fake claims about PS3 firmwares. Just let it go people! Those xbots are always on the case.
My love runs deep for sonys long hard support and beautiful firmware updates. NO problems here with my sonys.
...like every other update i have done. Never had a problem. It's just the internet Media + ChatBots who make up these things. F-U-ALL!!! ;) (Well not F-U-ALL to real PS3 Fans out there) ;) PLAYSTATION 3 DOES EVERYTHING...EVEN MAKES CHATBOTS CRY!!! ;-D
This happens every time with a major update. For some reason me, my friends, and my brother never have any of the problems people claim to have with these new firmwares! I wonder why? Hmmm..... could it be people just like to lie to start fanboy wars? YES! It is!!!!!!!!!!!! Please stop with this BS. 3.0 doesn't have any problems.
less than 10 people are a good representation of the millions of PS3 owners out there. Get a grip. Nobody is saying that 3.0 is causing major problems, but the problems it is causing need to be sorted out.
.....FWEE!!! But seriously, I haven't had any problems except, while playing inFamous, I sometimes can't do the ELECTRIC SLIDE... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
If there is a 3.01 all I want is cross game chat and cross game invite so I can ditch my 360
Your keeping your 360 for those functions?
So cross game chat and invite is sooooo important to you? The only reason you like your Xbox is because of those features? I am sorry but I also own an Xbox360 and even though I can list like 10 reasons NOT to own one, I can probably list 10 reason to OWN one WITHOUT having cross chat/invite thingy. Really, some people want their PS3 to have every feature that Xbox has and if that did come true, I can't imagine how many PS3 are going to YLOD instantly!
atleast Sony fixes issues and listens to their customers. Unlike other companies who still deal with the same issues.
All of sudden my orange box, has crackling sound issues now
Right now, If I hit the PS Button go to a song Press Triangle and select Play, it asks me to Close the Browser. And Vice Versa, whereas in the past the song just played, go ahead try it, I have a 60Gb if model matters. Like I said thats my only complaint...
http://manuals.playstation.... That should fix the problem.
My DS3 works fine. M
Actually if you guys read the article, it says USERS are reporting problems. Your delusional if you think every bad thing about the Ps3 is a conspiracy. I wonder what would happen if one of your Ps3s failed one day... Denial, Sadness, Greif, then Suicide?
SCEE are collecting user feedback on firmware 3.0. http://community.eu.playsta...
just crybabies makes those few problems look huge!!!
You are absolutely,right,a bunch of cry babies with a cheap internet connection. Get a life.
Thanx guys for the info, I was going crazy" Now for the XGVC (Cross Game Voice Chat) Complaints like Magnus read this: http://www.freepatentsonlin... Unless, that's fake, Sony has to find a technical loophole for XGVC to not be sued for Patent Inringement.(sp?) Chubear, I think Immersion (who "basically" invented controller vibration) has a thing or 90.7 million to say about patents being Bull$#!. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In 2002, Sony and Microsoft were sued by Immersion for patent infringement for the use of vibration functions in their gaming controllers.Specifically, they were accused of infringing on claims in U.S. Patent 6,424,333and U.S. Patent 6,275,213(filed 2000 and 2001 as extensions of U.S. Patent 6,088,017, itself filed 1998, all "Tactile feedback man-machine interface device").Both patents were continuation applications of a patent application originally filed in November 1995.Nintendo was not involved in the case, as the technology used in the Rumble Pak and GameCube controller is based on a different design, for which Nintendo holds the patents U.S. Patent 6,200,253and U.S. Patent 6,676,520based on a Japan patent application filed on October 9, 1995". "While Microsoft settled out of court, purchasing a 10% share in Immersion, Sony lost, with the jury awarding Immersion $82 million for the seven years that the DualShock controller had been on the market, which with the judge's addition of pre-judgment interest and costs, totalled $90.7 million." All together they were awarded 90.7 Million Dollars for a Bull$#!t patent.
No stupid loop hole. The PS3 could have had X-game chat 2yrs ago if it wasn't for ONE gaming company that actively block it. That "MS has teh patent" is bulls*
Most of the multinational electronics companies have patents on different technologies. Microsoft will license it out to companies for a fee and it's just a matter of Sony striking up a deal to pay royalties for it. It's not a big deal to implement it on the PS3, it's just business.
I have not had any problems, besides the stupid grey bar in the budz list and the in your face ads
My PS3 was not very good. It overheated too fast, and turned off itself every time. I could not even play 10 minutes without the PS3 doing so. But then the firmware 3.0 came, and I never experienced the problem anymore. I don't know why? The fan is quite normal now, before it used to be very loud and the machine would turn off. But it does not happen anymore. And I am happy.
Ok I have been playing Uncharted through the Crushing difficulty (which is a pain haha) and it only froze once. I have played it for several more hours since and no problems.... I didn't find any problems with the controller until I wanted to finish Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage. When you first turn it on and load up a saved game, spyro turns around and starts walking towards the screen. If your having similar problems, just hit the Ps button, go into controller options, and switch analog to digital mode and it works perfect. thats the only problem i have seen so far. I like the new design even though everyone else hates the friends list... i like it cuz its hard to see crap when your theme has a bunch of white wallpapers.... may i suggest an option to change the xmb font to another freaking color? that has always been my main gripe with updates, not some stupid crap like cross game chat and all the other crap you people complain about. its called a phone, use it. I play games on Ps3 not chatstation3 >_>
Sony pay royalties to MSoft for the licence to use XGVC. Now that's wishful thinking, but possible after all Windows Mobile runs on Sony smartphones. Money talks it seems, literally.
Before the update. Beat the game on Normal and was going through it again on Hard. Well that all ended once I got the update and then read on IGN that people all over were having their Uncharted games freeze at entirely different places to the point the whole system would crash. Haven't touched Uncharted since (or any game for that matter). There is obviously some kind of problem that Sony missed, I expect an update soon.
Stuff like that happens all too frequently. Whenever a major firmware is released you always kinda expect another minor patch to follow it soon after because there are people who experience bugs. Strange. What kind of internal testing do these guys? What causes a bug to occur on one machine and not another when the two did exactly the same?
only porb i have is that dl error i get with my buddies.
I've said it before and I'll say it again; Sony are a hardware company while Microsoft is a software company at heart...this generation pretty much proves that.