PS3 System Software Update (v4.11)

PSBlog: Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.

Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

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deep_fried_bum_cake2437d ago

Key part of the sentence: "This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software"

Solid_Snake372437d ago

Thanks for the input Captain Obvious

Frenza2437d ago

The update is mandatory in EU..

CynicalVision2437d ago

vstep is right, at least in the UK it's mandatory.

torchic2437d ago (Edited 2437d ago )

yup true. wanted to play some LBP2 online but couldn't without the mandatory software update.


In Brazil (SCEA runs PSN here) it's mandatory too.

Don't know about other SCEA territories (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc), have anyone tested to verify if it's really optional anywhere? (not that it's a bid deal anyway)

otherZinc2436d ago

WTF! Again?

This is ridiculous!

Armyless2436d ago

Why is an update ridiculous?

deep_fried_bum_cake2436d ago

It's ridiculous because people like otherZinc can't be bothered waiting a short while for their service to be improved. People seem to think that there are far more updates on PSN than there actually are.

ziggurcat2436d ago

yes, it's utterly ridiculous that sony would want to improve their system and your experience by offering FW updates...


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edwineverready2437d ago

still going to do this update. i love updates. Yes i am a nerd.

Solid_Snake372437d ago

Me too... Nothing feels complete for me if I don't download the update

Finalfantasykid2436d ago

Ya, updates are addictive. I love when my computer has updates, I check for them like every hour :D

Why o why2436d ago (Edited 2436d ago )

you lot might be taking the mick but im always checking for updates on my android and i actually enjoy it

edwineverready2436d ago

@why o why not taking the mick. i also enjoy my app updates. i search for them to :)

Cra2yey32437d ago

Doing this cause 4.10 is not smooth, it kinda broke the Internet browser.

Snookies122436d ago

Actually the internet browser was broken on the previous update before 4.10, it would freeze all the time, 4.10 fixed it quite a bit, but it's still not where it was before these updates. Can't watch videos smoothly like I used to. :\

RioKing2436d ago

yeah, gotta watch those videos smoothly


Snookies122436d ago

Lol, well when they mess up to the point of a frozen image on the screen half way through with audio still going... That's when I have some issues with it is all I'm saying.

Dee_912436d ago

i get alot of red x's on .. some .. sites .. (0_0 )

kma2k2436d ago

Am i the only one that gets "do you want to run plugin" every time i start the browser? Its really anoying!

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KingOptimus7772437d ago

so this update is for software and not the hardware

bwazy2437d ago

Really? Darn, I was hoping the update world add 256mbs of ram to my system :(


KingOptimus7772436d ago

It was a question my god whats up with the disagrees

SilentNegotiator2436d ago (Edited 2436d ago )

Because updates are for the system's software. What you asked was very redundant.

Like asking if an oil change is for your car or just the oil tank.

But hey, there's nothing wrong with being ignorant in some subjects. But your post was like posting my example in a car enthusiast forum. You'd get lots of funny responses and disagrees (if such an option existed on said forum).

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its not optional for uk :( lol

Frenza2437d ago

The update is mandatory in EU.

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