PlayStation 3 system software update 4.0 leaves many fans disappointed and wanting more.
I would've liked to see more, but unlike many of these impatient users, I understand this update was implemented more for the PS Vita. Many are upset this is THE 4.0 update, but really it's just a number...
Exactly. It's just another firmware. I dont get why people are getting so upset over it. I plan on getting a Vita soon and this update helps with that interconnectivity between PS3 and PSVita. Edit: I get that, I really do. There are a lot of things that I would have liked to have seen implemented in Firmware 4.0. But that didn't happen. So I don't see why we should get upset over something so petty as "oh 4.0! It should have been a better update!". Edit 2: You do know that you can put in your status "Not avalible" or you can just log off if you really dont want your friends to see you online. I dont understand why that is a big issue.
They could have added a simple feature that many people have been asking for a LONG time and thats the ability to appear online/offline to friends.
Well, I expected the whining tbh. What do you expect from a generation thats programmed to rush out and pay $400 everytime a new iphone comes out. It's that adhd mindset that makes them feel every update had to be mindblowing or gamechanging.
Wow, to get called a fanboy cause you think 4.0 was disappointing. I'll bet the majority of PS3 owners will not get anything from the latest update as they have no interest in the Vita. Furthermore, look at all the bull$hit stories that have been hyping people up over the past few months talking about what 4.0 might be. I knew 4.0 would amount to nothing as it directly follows the pattern Sony used for the PSP. Look at the updates for the PSP over the past couple of years they have been crap. Obviously Sony was redirecting all the cool new stuff at yhe Vita. I'm guessing its merely a "lights on" approach for the PS3 now as they are saving the big changes for the PS4.
X.0 does NOT have to be a super deluxe firmware. As someone mentioned, trophies were added midway in 2.X. And support for a brand new system is pretty important. And yes, it has to be universal; a lot of people import, you know. And the last I checked, we're still not paying for this stuff. So I really don't know why we expect to get all of the Xbox's non-gaming features. @TOO PAWNED Why would a "PS3 fanboy" be COMPLAINING about something on the ps3? Are you sure you know what the term "fanboy" means??
Too Pawned does have a point that few of you seem to be willing to see. It's a firmware update and people are complaining about it. How pathetic is that? Sony has freely updated the PS3 countless times and now that your not getting anymore free features your going to start complaining? Some of you need to grow up.
At least my PS3 has been updated more times than my Master System and Genesis ever did.
Because it useless pointless Features that we don't need , If people want to bitch there entitled to it that why we have opinion douche !!! Sony aren't bothering with Ps3 anymore , were are the things that were said that were going be added fuckin no where exactly !!! The person in charge of Updates is useless and should be sacked , what the hell should I support a douche company that doesn't give a rats ass about the people who supported them for years (since day one of the psone days ) Ty Sony for another useless Update
I swear, these users bitch n cry like chicks on the rag like as if this update [email protected] up and effects their gaming or something?!
Let me guess guys... Cross Game Chat? Console is 5 years old, updates do less and less eveytime, doesn't help that Sony keeps going with Security updates that take over the possibility of bring new features, I don't think they'll add something new at this point...
People whining over this should watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... enjoy
theaceh Soooooooo true.
People are so rediculous. It was a firmware update for the Vita which is about to launch in Japan. Why does it have to be more than that? What were you expecting (X-Game Chat ISN'T COMING THIS GEN for PS3)? WHO CARES that it was only for Vita? Shut up and play games. If a firmware update is your biggest gripe lately then I'd say things are pretty good. Shut up.
People are upset because XBL implements big changes with their updates to the interface while SONY just takes baby steps when there's so much more it needs to do to compete. Even PLUS isn't equal to LIVE for the same money a year.
Well in the tech industry whole number changes such as this usually dictate a significant change/version while the minor e.g. 4.xx would mean something not so big. This really should have been a 3.xx version IMO.
Some would argue the addition of Vita support / connectivity is a major feature. Vita is the biggest launch since the PS3 itself. The amount of additional functionality and code that needed to go in to the new firmware is probably extensive. Seems like a good candidate to 'start a new chapter' in the PS3 firmware. But ultimately, it's just a number, and just a firmware update.
Honestly, this is just stupid. I don't understand how anybody could get angry over these updates. You do know, online is completely free. Sony doesn't owe you anything. When you payed for the PS3 you didn't pay for cross-game chat or a better OS. This is what you get. Would it be nice? Sure. But don't expect it. I almost forgot we even had a 3.0. o_O
I'm more pissed about this huge BF3 update. This shit is taking forever!
yeah.. it makes those gamers sound a bit spoiled.
I used to get angry about updates like these, then I took an arrow to the knee...
As someone who has preordered a Vita, I am pretty darned happy about it! :)
I sort of understand why people are upset... There are fairly regular updates on the PS3 and it seems that the majority dont add many or any features. Yes this update is for the Vita but some other features would probably have been nice. But...At the same time, its pointless because the majority of the functionality on the ps3 is fine so maybe its already doing what it needs to...right?
For the most part, I never really notice any new features, because they tend to be useless stupid little features on every update. The latest one has "awesome warnings"! /s To me, the last major feature I cared about was Trophy support. Pretty much since then, the frequent updates are more of an annoyance especially when Sony saw fit to remove OtherOS. A feature I paid for! X(
@gamingdroid: again, that you have 7 bubbles and can say such troll B.S. proves this site is massively broken.
Exactly darkblade, people are really dumb, and always complaining for nothing, everybody knows since 2.0 that sony bring cool stuff no matter the number is, and some less usefull ones , no matter the number is...so stop being donkeys guys, i'm sure you don't even know all the stuff your ps3 can do...(by the way, only cross game chat and one or two other sthings are missing, it's nothing to cry about) i don't even talk about competition (less functionalities, not free, etc), but do you prefer only one or two big updates each year, or more little ones, with more things ! (i choose the second option)
Like always people are going to think its ok of the lack of features that come out of these firmware....What gets me mad is that we haven't really seen real features that benefit or make our online experience better. I'm sticking with Sony but C'mon treat us with new things !!!!!
I don't think the main reason why people are mad is the update itself, yes it doesn't help that the update was lackluster. However, I think that the hate towards this update is the fact that the PS Vita is not even coming out to the majority of the PlayStation 3 owners anytime soon. People are only hateful because they can't use the feature they were given, until about 4 months later. If Sony would have released the PS Vita in the U.S, Japan, and Europe in December everyone would have been rejoicing that this update was indeed useful. However, since Sony failed to release the PS Vita at the same time. Now only the Japanese, and the very few people who spent ridiculous amounts of money importing are happy with the update.
This is nothing, the next 4 updates will problably be vita related. Dont expect anything, that way you can only be pleasently surprised.
The worst update ever. The health warning it just awful. Xbox destroys PSN and XMB.
I stopped getting frustrated with PS3 updates when I told myself they were just a part of owning a PS3. Sure, it could have been optional given the Vita isn't out in North America yet, but it isn't, so no big deal. Impressive? No. Worth getting infuriated over? Nah.
The worst is when you only play PS3 every once in a while and then it's this huge undertaking to get it updated. The Xbox dashboard might be sloppy but damn if it doesn't get you into the games quick, updates or not.
Huge undertaking? I connected, downloaded, and installed this latest firmware update in less than a couple minutes. Man, you really must be spreading yourself thin if that falls into the "huge undertaking" category.
I know where DemonStration is coming from. Firmware may not be a massive issue (although they can be a bit slow to download for some reason). But taking a break from PS3 can often mean having to sit through a lot of patches if you haven't played a game for a while. It's one of the reasons I went for PSNPlus, so that updates would be downloaded overnight - however even that isn't perfect as it only downloads patches for recently played games.
PSN+ is your friend. Free games, discounts, and you'll never miss any gaming time thanks to updates...or even trophy syncing, which is infinitely more annoying than updates. edit: @ Jdoki I haven't played GT5 in months and it updated. Perhaps it has something to do with the last few games you've played. The last 5 games I played over the course of 3 months is Batman AC, UC3, Resistance 3, and GT5.
Huge undertaking? Wow.
Oh yeah it was a huge undertaking - took about 3 minutes tops to update. Quit being a drama queen!
I'm no stranger to paying for services (as I don't mind paying for Xbox Live, yes blasphemous), but I looked at the history of PS+ games and there is at most 1-2 that I might want, but likely will never play. I ain't paying $40 for that. CloudSaves is nice, auto-trophy *batch job* syncing (chuckle) is nice, and auto-updates too, but not enough. Heck it wasn't enough to get me to pay for it when Target had a price mistake and sold annual membership for $15. So the way I see it, PSN is free. Take it with the warts and all! I'm almost certain someone will ask me why I'm willing to pay for XBL and not PSN? XBL gave me ESPN (free), updates to the dash, party system, cross game chat and beacons. Features I use all the time, and is now "essential" to my gaming. I also love that MS is pushing new features consistently. They were first with Netflix and now they are pushing LiveTV/DVR. Is it pricey? Heck yeah! I get my memberships for around $30/annually on sale though. What I hate the most is that it is hard for my family members to share and I refuse to pay for family pack. So I take XBL with it's warts too!
hmm after i finished playing GT5 i figured i see if it was available. it downloaded for me in less than 2 minutes, was no huge undertaking for me. actually none of a the updates are huge undertakings as i have a pretty good connection. all this generation has become known for is stupid fanboys, and whiny a$$ gamers who think they are entitled to everything in this world. as an owner of the console i have nothing to be disappointed in as there's more important things to worry about. same as i dont care about updates for my 360.
@TBM "all this generation has become known for is stupid fanboys, and whiny a$$ gamers who think they are entitled to everything in this world. " And retarded sites to make everything seem worst than what it is and or add fuel to the flame.
@TBM: You really didn't care about the big Xbox UI overhaul a few years back!? We had the blade dashboard before that which was pretty neat, but as more and more games came out it became cluttered and really hard to navigate. The new interface was a bless, and the numerous tweaks added over the years (content streaming, divx suppport, installing games to the HD etc) were a great touch. Obviously this article is trolling and there's no point being "dissapointed", but one should always be happy if a new improved interface with additional good features comes out.
@dmarc you are 100% absolutely correct in your statement about the dumba$$ gaming media also fueling this idiotic fanboy war. @humble no i really dont care about updates to none of my consoles because for me the games is what matters. as long as i get to play good/great games on my consoles, and using netflix on my ps3 i dont worry about all the other stuff that comes with the systems.
With the PS Vita launch date less than a month away I'm really not surprised that this update focused on that. And if you plan on getting one, this update really helped you. But I can definitely understand why ps3 users who don't plan on getting the vita are disappointed with lack of new features.
IT'S...A...NUMBER It's no big deal, we've had big updates without the ".0" mark With Vita fastly approaching, I wasn't expecting anything with the 4.0 update, I knew it would be Vita related.
Isn't that the case with every firmware. Obviously once the coming firmware is announced and you get 'rumours' claiming everything you could ever want in an update doesn't help anything. The PS OS is shoddy at best, it's a poor point of the console IMO, but as I just fire up a game and play, it's no big deal. Hopefully they have some forsight next time, Vita OS is already better, so promising signs.
Why something big was supposed to be expected out of this update?
Because the underlying troglodytes believe that any round whole number attached to a firmware update should be a significantly visible or feature-filled change, as if this is some rule in a book called "Firmware Updates For Dummies!". Frankly, integration of this magnitude for a platform releasing in under two weeks (in Japan), is big, it just isn't what these people were expecting. Either way it's a silly stance, do we own PS3's to watch Firmware Updates roll out, or play games/blu-rays/etc.?
You're dead right. Sony does not have to reward those that already own the PS3. This is about rewarding those yet to buy a Vita.
@sarshelyam: "Because the underlying troglodytes believe that any round whole number attached to a firmware update should be a significantly visible or feature-filled change, as if this is some rule in a book called "Firmware Updates For Dummies!"." believe it or not, there actually is a common protocol for version numbering. take a read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... someone didnt just "believe" that x.0 has to be significant - thats the universal way its done lol. working in software myself i know this only too well.
Which furthers my original point. The significance of this update IS valid, just not to those with rather misguided expectations or wish-lists. Would you agree that Vita integration, hardware pairing and cross-platform communication is deserving of a whole numerical increase, as opposed to an appended update?
Well if the competition is doing both adding features and playing games I expect a 3.x to a 4.x to have something more. Other it should've just been another 3.x.x
I was'nt expecting anything new , but GT5 boots into the main menu much quicker for me. Loading a race is'nt any faster though.
So I'm just going to sit down and play some Skyrim, you know...THE reason to have a PS3 anyhow, play games, watch Blu-Ray movies, not sit on my hands bitching about firmware features and arbitrary assumptions on the value of an equally arbitrary number attached to said firmware.
So why did you bother to ever update your PS3? you must still be on the first version of system software since the PS3 launched right? If not you're a....HYPOCRITE!
Two different things xtreampro. Firmware updates just happen...they auto update on my system, and I don't really care WHAT they do, as long as I continue to enjoy games, and watch movies. You must be one of those individuals who sees an update, handles it manually, reads each and every word on the license agreement...twice...and then justifies the validity of the firmware update, only if it comes with a description of features, finally approving it for download/installation. I didn't expect many would read my post, let alone understand it. Thanks for confirming my suspicions xtreampro, and likely the only disagree so far.
@sars I fail to see the problem with people doing that. It seems more stupid to blindly accept all agreements and blindly download stuff.
There are about 50 features that will never be added. Sony's Firmware department is rubbish so don't expect anything good in the next 500 updates. They gives us peanuts with every update.
Mst of the time a firmware update in hardware onlu fixes problems with hardware or improves performance of hardware and does not add new features. So count yourself lucky Sony even added new features in these Firmware updates.
Disappointed with the system update? Maybe they'd be happier with INTERACTIVE ADS like on certain other platforms?
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Yawn. I don't remember Sony saying this update would give us anything in particular so I am not sure with the articles about it. This is about the third one and the other two were already cancelled out by the moderators. But I see some other idiot managed to sneak one by them. Sony's updates have given us things in the past and this one was put in place especially to adapt to the VITA. Sony's updates are also to help them with security, stability etc. I am not sure what is with the 'what have you done for me lately attitude everyone seems to have with Sony these days. Its the same thing with PSN store updates. Everyone seems to think every update MUST be massive and have tons of things.The amount of greed gamers have these days is embarrassing
The thing is... I bought my PS3 knowing fully what it's functions were. I didn't buy it with hopes of Sony adding the stuff I REALLY wanted. People are stupid... they buy a product and hope it changes rather than buying a product with the abilities already there.
Some people always want more for nothing, and the current 'entitlement' culture we live in make a lot of those people think Company X, Y or Z owe them something.
Thats because people buy a platform as a service. PSN and Xbox Live are both really good because of being able to update and add new features. Like Steam you can download it for free and they keep adding free features such as cloud saves, screenshot manager, trading, better voice chat.
If you're genuinely disappointed about a firmware update, you have SERIOUS issues.
Who are these users they are speaking for lol...
I love people who complaint about a free service. Its like living with your parents and complaining that there is no food in the fridge. Guess what you whining pricks? Be grateful for what you have
I agree with most of the people here, it's really just a number. There's nothing stopping Sony from adding features for any firmware update, hell trophies and in-game XMB are considered the more important update and that was 2.40.
Considering they've been adding valuable features for the console up until this point and thus building up the hype for the "4.0" update, it's no wonder people are disappointed. Me included.