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PS3 Firmware update (v2.43)

Al De Leon's Avatar Posted by on Sep 16, 2008 // Sr. PR Manager, SCEA

Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a heads up about PS3 firmware update (v2.43). Unlike previous updates, firmware v2.43 is specific to the Japan region, and only PS3 users there will be required to
install the update. PS3 users in all other regions will not be prompted to download v2.43. However, if you manually initiate a firmware update by clicking on “System Update” under the XMB’s Settings icon, the v2.43 update will be available, regardless of where you are located.

Users outside of Japan do not need to perform this update if your PS3 system software is on version v2.41 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not cause any issues with your system or add any new functionality.

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+ perrandy on September 17th, 2008 at 1:59 pm said:

i think its a shame for sony to try to force folding@home to everyone that desires to have this service.this is my only complaint about it.why they didnt make the program separate from folding? i dont think thats fair for those of us that want to use the service but dont want to waste more energy when folding…because of this,i will not use the program because i dont have 150 bucks if my original 60 gb ps3 breaks nor have the money to pay higher electric bills….as for curing cancer thats a joke, i dont think you can cure cancer by just folding and even IF they were to get the cure for that disease it would take years to make it for the average consumer because of the red tape and also because the drug companies would want to still making money from less potent drugs and treatments or chemotherapy

if sony is so hell bent to cure cancer then why dont they donate 500 ps3 to that university so that they would fold all they want without they screweing the customer up…also, think about this we can already clone animals and measure the outer planet’s physical and chemical compositions but cant cure cancer?O_O

one last thing, dont you think that sony and standfor would get tax breaks for doing this crap…just a thought!


+ reinheart on September 17th, 2008 at 2:06 pm said:

…it’s funny how some people never bother to read what other people comment in this blog and ask questions over and over thats already been answered on previous comments… how sad…


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 2:14 pm said:


I don’t know if it’s Sony…it may be Stanford that has the Folding@Home application that is offering this Life application to Sony.

Maybe we’ll hear more from Sony on this when they do finally implement Life with Playstation.

Let’s stay tuned and see.

As well, they are not forcing us to use it.

You don’t have to run it all the time….if you want to check out news and weather…get in and then out….no one is forcing you to do anything here.


+ blaCChussein on September 17th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

life with playstation is out just download the new firmware then delete folding home and after u download folding home again life with playstation will download instead


+ theownerz on September 17th, 2008 at 2:48 pm said:

@204 it was released prematurely and was taken down that won’t work anymore


+ isaiahj3 on September 17th, 2008 at 2:55 pm said:

If it is useless in the US, why the heck are we getting it? I was forced to download otherwise I couldn’t go online to play madden. [DELETED]


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 2:59 pm said:

I’m posting for one of my PS3 friends that doesn’t have a pc and their PS3 can’t connect to the internet. (id=Thetruefiziks)

They asked that I mention to blaCCussien and Co. (and anyone else interested) that you DO NOT need the firmware update to get LWP.


+ joostin on September 17th, 2008 at 3:06 pm said:


You’re plain nuts dude. F@H does not harm the ps3. I have 223 WU completed on my launch 60gb PS3. I don’t think F@H has ever failed on me so far. I have had the internet browser freeze up, games freeze up, but never F@H.

You are basically saying, I want to read the news, check the weather, but not have a simple app running in the background conducting research to help find treatments/cures/causes of some of the biggest diseases in the world. (Alzheimer’s, Cancer, etc)

Give your head a shake! Maybe one day you or someone close to you will suffer from one of those diseases.


+ perrandy on September 17th, 2008 at 4:16 pm said:



+ Blankfrank on September 17th, 2008 at 4:17 pm said:


I registered just to agree with you – I’m amazed how damn ignorant and selfish some people are.

Good work Sony – force the inconsiderate sods to fold! :-)


+ Hummer3man on September 17th, 2008 at 4:22 pm said:

from wiki= (2.43) Changes to support the release of rental content on Playstation Store in the Japan region.


+ kleanx on September 17th, 2008 at 4:25 pm said:

@201 Perrandy & 208

My first post on PS blog today as I take the matter really seriously.
I totally agree with Perrandy. SONY should NOT make F@H mandatory for those who want to use LwP.

1/ those software have nothing to do, and I really don’t think F@H Team as anything to do with LwP.

2/F@H is a fraud, exactly like Seti@Home. I mean, it’s fun to pretend to look for ET signals or cancer’s cure but let’s be honest, i’m not sure there is any result at the moment (and F@H is far from being a new program -i’ll be glad if someone could prove me wrong-

3/ Using F@H is FAR from being without effects on the hardware, like anything else. I’m not an expert, but using the CPU to calculate proteins or anything else. The more you use the PS3, the more it deteriorates (quite different from browsing internet cache)

I paid 400 euros for a PS3 with a pad and no game. I saved money for a long time to buy it and I like my PS3. I don’t want a so-called therapeutic software to ruin my game console because neither SONY or anyone else is going to buy me a new PS3 when it’s broken in 3 or 4 years and nobody can assure me at 100% that any electronic device will last that long.

You want to help F@H. Fine, that’s YOUR CHOICE, I’m glad you do it, but as a customer I WANT TO HAVE THE CHOICE

I want to save energy and reduce my energy bill, and I want to save as much as I can my PS3 and for 400 euros a system and 70 euros per game, I think I can have what I ask

@all the people complaining about the complainer on this blog:

if nobody complains, SONY will make no effort to communicate: it’s not hard to write 5 lines about HOME, even if it’s to deliver no-essential informations and 2 pictures, but it shows that there is some customer service.
We are proud and faithful customers and we deserve some attention.

If Sony is not happy with the comments it gets then it should close the comments


+ Enforcer_X on September 17th, 2008 at 4:28 pm said:

Agreed 100%
Thank God we still have a few people around here with some sense!

Power bill… your nuts!
I have been running my launch 60gb PS3 24/7 since launch of Folding@Home I have never had a problem with anything including my power bill. If you can afford a PS3 you can afford the tiny amount of power it sips to fold 1 work unit then automatically shut itself off when it’s done.

However I am an advocate of freedom and liberty so you can do as you wish and who am I to tell you otherwise, however I may also state my opinions and facts as follows.

Running folding in the background of Life With PlayStation is a GREAT idea no one is forcing anything I am sure folding could probably be disabled from even running but with all the background help from Folding with LFP we can speed research years ahead of schedule. As for the other things you mentioned, testing on humans and cloning of humans is usually frowned upon so the best we have now is computer simulation.

We can cure cancer we are working on it Folding@Home. Obviously you don’t understand what Folding is and how it helps or how these crippling diseases work.
I agree drug companies are crooks but that shouldn’t stop research eventually it will become either covered by insurance or affordable to regular folks. If a cure is found by an institution such as Stanford I would think they would try to make the cure as widely available as quickly and cheaply as possible as a way to give back to all the “regular” folks that helped cure it.

By your logic you should probably stop coming to this blog because it’s to difficult to type and you may get criticized plus the cost on your power bill to start up your PC or internet browser on your PS3.

Sorry for going WAY off topic from the initial post but hey Thanks again for the heads up on the firmware and keeping us up to date on what’s going on so we know.


+ Masterofallz on September 17th, 2008 at 4:28 pm said:

You MUST BE KIDDING ME. We’ve waited like, what… 1-2 months for the next update… and its so they can have a update for japan?


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 4:32 pm said:


Just remember…you don’t have to use this application if you don’t want to.

No one is forcing you to use it.

However, Sony and Stanford university have decided to do this and many of us PS3 gamers are willing to go along with it.

There is plenty of other stuff on the PS3 you can do and if you really want the weather and the news….



+ DemonOfRazgriz89 on September 17th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:


good question, im still waiting…


+ perrandy on September 17th, 2008 at 4:47 pm said:

@208 & 213 tell me when they’ll ACTUALLY find a cure to find cancer thru folding at know what, i am gonna keep posting in this blog as long as i want because none of you payed for my ps3 and therefore you dont have the right to tell me not to post.with that beign said, enjoy beign scammed and feeling good about it ;)

i guess if sony ask you guys to bend for them you will do eh? LMFAO ;)


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 4:49 pm said:

Before people post how bad Folding@Home is, maybe read up on it a bit more.

When I read about it, they said they have a lab that has PS3s and are constantly running Folding@Home and it doesn’t damage the PS3.

People have to read a little bit more I think, before they start complaining here so much.

I can’t believe how much Sony is listening to us now as they realize the fanbase will make or break this console.

But give them some time; I’ve seen lots come out the past few months, so they are truely listening.

And we have a FREE online service..


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 4:53 pm said:


Yes you paid for your PS3 and can say whatever you want….

But you know what ?

People are just gonna start disregarding your posts when they see your name and go on to the next.

With some people, you can never win…

What I’ve seen here, is there are a lot of people in favor of this application and that’s all I care about.

But you have a right to your own opinion…it’s a Democratic country right ?


+ PumpkinKingX on September 17th, 2008 at 4:59 pm said:


Since you paid for your PS3 you obviously read the user agreement that says Sony owns your PS3 right? Got an opinion on that? Congratulations. It doesn’t change fact. Fact says Folding@HOME helps. Don’t wanna use it? Congrats! More LWP for me to enjoy :D


+ zerocolin6 on September 17th, 2008 at 5:07 pm said:

ok we all want to know. whens the next firmware update comin out for us and when is playstation home goin to be available. been dying to download it since last year.


+ Ac3theone on September 17th, 2008 at 5:15 pm said:

yess whats the next fw going to contain and when is home beta going pulbic beta


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 5:17 pm said:

I’m not sure if this is the NEXT firmware update….but the blog that told us about the Socom headset was mentioning that a fw update was going to be applied for the headset to work.


+ PumpkinKingX on September 17th, 2008 at 5:22 pm said:

Yeah most likely sometime before SOCOM or the same day as the release ^^


+ perrandy on September 17th, 2008 at 5:27 pm said:

@219 220 i dont care if ppl dont read my posts because i’m not looking for your approval, so your opinions arent valid to me either…as for sony owning my ps3 i dont think so! my ps3 is mine and i do with whatever i want with it..but even if sony thinks they own it, then i dare them to take it away from me ;)

i dont think they will because i’m sure they need every last cent that they can squeeze from me

btw, what happened with the freedom that you speak off? since, they are “coercing” their consumers to use folding@home, when in fact what we only wanna do is to use lwp! :)


+ perrandy on September 17th, 2008 at 5:30 pm said:

@220 fact says that folding helps huh. says who? the same guys that are forcing to use that program on ppl that for whatever reason doesnt want to…what a choice! XD


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 5:35 pm said:

@ perrandy….

I don’t really want to say this, but you made me do it.

When you do grow up and go to work, maybe you’ll see the true meaning of FORCE.


+ Ac3theone on September 17th, 2008 at 5:38 pm said:

y r u getting mad folding is a good thing.. u dont want to help cure cancer???


+ PumpkinKingX on September 17th, 2008 at 5:40 pm said:


Your opinions mean nothing next to fact. Want facts? Try looking them up. This is a blog post about 2.43. Lets try to stay on subject shall we?


+ WHAT on September 17th, 2008 at 5:42 pm said:

What next. You guys/gals going to create blog post to tell us when your going to take a s***.
Could have be handle in a response in a forum/blog reply. Cheap post.


+ Eromu on September 17th, 2008 at 5:46 pm said:

Noone is forcing you to use it, if you don’t want to take part in it then just don’t use the program. It’s your choice.

@Whoever said it’s a scam/fraud/etc.
Results to date that have came about because of F@H


+ squevie on September 17th, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

Just in case you curious people havent gone to the support site to find out about 2.43, sony says:

New for 2.43: The version 2.43 system software update supports the release of video rental content on the PLAYSTATION®Store for the Japan region.

* You do not need to perform this update if your PS3™ system software is version 2.42 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not harm your system.
* If your PS3™ system software has not been updated to at least version 2.41, the system will prompt you to update to version 2.43 when you sign in to the PlayStation(R)Network.


+ GGCAN on September 17th, 2008 at 5:52 pm said:

@ WHAT and squevie

Yes you’re right !

The only problem was that last night, some people also got the LWP application by accident…nothing actually with 2.43 apparently, but due to many rumors about LWP…
this is how these blogs get carried away.

I know I’m using Folding@Home and have since I pretty much bought my PS3 and will continue with LWP and people can decide what they want to do.

I’m out of here for this evening and let the others out there be able to comment.

Just a few of the people don’t read anything, whine and complain about stuff and get me and many others really upset, because we just DON’T agree with them.

I’ll bet we’ll be seeing LWP very soon and an FW update in the very near future.

I love my PS3 !



+ PumpkinKingX on September 17th, 2008 at 5:54 pm said:

I’m also out. Catcha later guys :D


+ lou04 on September 17th, 2008 at 5:57 pm said:

Hey people were supposed to talk about how dumb the xbox is and you know what would make a cool movie a resistance fall of man movie what do you guys think.


+ lou04 on September 17th, 2008 at 6:03 pm said:

i also agree with ggcan because hey w get free online well thats because sony dosent ripe people off unlike umm microsoft, so people stop complaining and whining.


+ vtheLD on September 17th, 2008 at 6:04 pm said:

I seriously hope this lame update fixes the havok the was caused by 2.42 …. So many peoples blu ray drive failed after the 2.42 update.

Ive been waiting patiently for a fix. My PS3 is a launch PS3, been fine until 2.42. I can read some DVDs,ps2 games,but nothign blu ray.

And dont blame the blu ray laser….its way too coincidental that once 2.42 was installed a a huge influx of blu ray problems happend to many.

Why would i send in my PS3 along with 150 bucks to pay for something a Sony official update broke? Especially since I have a launch PS3 that worked perfectly fine, and is now obviously out of warranty.


+ lou04 on September 17th, 2008 at 6:07 pm said:

and one last thing jeff Im downloading the new update right now and i live in canada what’s up with that.


+ squevie on September 17th, 2008 at 6:24 pm said:

read post 232 to find out what it is


+ Kindergamer on September 17th, 2008 at 6:39 pm said:

Blockbuster makes sense since blu-ray is up the wahoo in at that place.


+ kilko on September 17th, 2008 at 6:52 pm said:

hey sony why don’t you make a remake of poy poy with online play? that was a cool game
for the ps1


+ ThomasAnthony on September 17th, 2008 at 8:29 pm said:

Wow I didn’t think there’d be people that don’t want to help out Folding@Home while they read some news and check the radar in their area and I don’t think Sony did either.

Some people just don’t want progress.

Life With Playstation runs fine Sony, no issues here.


+ zerocolin6 on September 17th, 2008 at 8:44 pm said:

223, 224 thanks


+ zerocolin6 on September 17th, 2008 at 8:46 pm said:

lou i agree with you lets talk about how gay xbox is. hahaha and also yeah that would make a good movie


+ coolguy30 on September 17th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

I updated my ps3 but i have no update for Life…. is it cause im in Canada?


+ libregkd_117 on September 17th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

@201 perrandy

wtf? The program would be running in the background so the consoles wouldn’t be using more energy than what it would use when using LWP. And it would only be active when you are reading whatever you want on LWP. You exit the program and F@H stops.

I mean its something you wouldn’t even see at all and it wouldn’t change how you use the PS3 either.


+ libregkd_117 on September 17th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:


Its because its not available for anyone now. They released it prematurely. SO expect the update for LWP to come out within the coming weeks.


+ lou04 on September 17th, 2008 at 9:36 pm said:

o never mine guys my brother was just joking about the update haha sorry.


+ coolguy30 on September 17th, 2008 at 10:16 pm said:




+ Arterius on September 18th, 2008 at 6:01 am said:

Still downloaded the update. It’s not the end of the world just because it wasn’t a major update for everyone.

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