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PS3 3.30 System Software Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Apr 21, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone, in our continued effort to provide the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible, we’ll be adding a few new features to PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the latest system software update, which is a mandatory update and will be available shortly. Most notably, you’ll see some new sorting options within Trophies that make it easier to claim bragging rights among your friends on PlayStation Network.

  • Trophy enhancements –- Now you can more easily sort trophies in the [Trophy Collection] and [Comparing Trophy] sections. Sorting can be done with [Trophy Collection] in the [Game Category] and also when comparing trophies with your friends in the [Friend Category]
    • Trophy Folder (Title List) can be sorted by game name/ by title according to the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
    • Add-on list (Group list) can be sorted by original/the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
    • Trophy list can be sorted by original/trophy name/grade/date of obtaining the trophy (ascending/descending)

In addition, this update preps the PS3 system for some upcoming new features, including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to PS3, in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D BRAVIA TVs.

Let us know your thoughts and as always, we look forward to your feedback.

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+ red_sundown on April 25th, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

seriously ,u guys have the opportunity to fix the outdated flash and browser and you waste your time with a trophey update thats like detailing your mustang with the broken transmission wtf? we have asked repeatedly for you to address these problems and we are constantly ignored ,my 360 is looking better and better every time i turn on my ps3


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+ red_sundown on April 25th, 2010 at 5:03 pm said:

my bad u did fix the flash on youtube ,thanx sony,ihavn’t checked facebook yet but hopefully you fixed that as well,i was on my 360 facebook for the first time today how about doin something like that?


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+ BWX232 on April 25th, 2010 at 7:38 pm said:

Now I realise that not only are my PS3 browser cookies not being saved but my basic PS3 settings are not being saved either! I set power save function such as controller to turn off after 10 miutes OFF and I restart PS3 and the setting is back on again. WTF SONY?? Also when I was updating to 3.30, my PS3 rebooted when the progress showed 57%! I do not have the new sound options either! So can I somehow REINSTALL the update from USB drive?? It says I have 3.30, but I don’t think it installed completely or correctly. HELP- advice ANYONE??!!


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+ LYNX-79 on April 26th, 2010 at 1:30 am said:

have to keep signing in on browser after this update!! its bad enough us OTHER OS lads had to revert back to it!! wouldn’t have this problem at all with other os.. miss firefox.. and for all u other lads sayin stop complaining about other os. know u wouldn’t like it if ur paid for pc was taken off u.. sony all ask is to replace what you have taken with somthin!! alphabetical trophys and 3d gaming doesn’t fix it…….


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+ VoxRetus on April 26th, 2010 at 2:35 am said:

I know it’s been mentioned more than a few times on here.

But I’d also like to be able to delete games from my Trophy list with 0% completion.


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+ DEMON4444 on April 26th, 2010 at 4:33 am said:

Ok sony executives, I’ve been reading a lot of these comments and I think that I have a peaceful and reasonable solution for the 3D situation. We just recently switched to digital television and people have been trying to buy HDTVs a lot of people have bought them, but there are still alot of people who can’t afford them. just because some of u guys are rich doesn’t mean everyone is keep in mind the people who are hurting. ( I do have an HDTV ) but 3D tvs are to expensive and it’s a little taxing wearing glasses all the time. so here’s my proposal, how about using the technology like in “journey to the center of the earth” on blu ray, only with clear glasses like 3D tvs. if you have the space offer both HD & 3D versions on one disc, or if space is needed for game designing use a disc 1 & 2 . also allow game saves to remane wether the HD or 3D disc is put in for desired experience at the time. if this idea seams feasable, please keep me in mind for any reasonable monitary reward u deam worhty. U can contact me through my email assoc. with my PSN account. sincerely, a patent pending inventor!.


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+ DEMON4444 on April 26th, 2010 at 4:43 am said:

simply encode the blu ray to work with the 3D glasses on an HDTV, out of phase picture!!!!!!


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+ studioeng on April 26th, 2010 at 4:44 am said:

[quote]Hi everyone, in our continued effort to provide the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible, we’ll be adding a few new features to PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the latest system software update, which is a mandatory update and will be available shortly. Most notably, you’ll see some new sorting options within Trophies that make it easier to claim bragging rights among your friends on PlayStation Network. [/quote]

You’ll be trading Panini’s next!


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+ Onna76 on April 26th, 2010 at 6:49 am said:

Eric, here’s an idea, why not PLEASE, add an option to turn those trophy notifications OFF. No picture and no sound, it annoys the heck out of me a lot of times. I can always check the list to see what trophies I’ve earned. I have the right to want to be informed about trophies or not, same as with notification when people going online / offline, sending messages, which you can also switch off. I don’t see the reason of having those things anyway, besides bragging you can’t do nothing with them, and the idea of implanting them with Home makes it even less desirable to me. I don’t like Home, sorry.

And like anyone else, please update the browser, its getting worse with every update. I also need to log in each time I want to post here and many website don’t even work properly.

That’s all.


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+ Onna76 on April 26th, 2010 at 6:56 am said:

“you can’t… *do a thing* with them…

*fixed


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+ Director2k1 on April 26th, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

Yes the new Sony Bravia 3D TV, just imagine playing GoW 3 in 3D. TV.


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+ RD1945 on April 26th, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

I want my Linux back, dammit!!! I paid for the feature, so you can’t just take it away Sony!!! (even if the manual states that you can).

Oh yeah, and I want to be able to play NFS: Undercover without LAG, 2 minute loading time and without having to wait for the level to load while I’m driving (Sony should file a complaint at EA for this because EA doesn’t listen to users).


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+ PirateHarlock on April 26th, 2010 at 9:43 am said:

@RD1945,

EA has NEVER listened to users. when I started playing games as a kid n I’d go to gamestores people would be complaining abot the same thing. Even met a hardcare gameer who dates back to the 8bit days of the 80′s when EA still made commdore & atari computer games, same thing. Unfortunately SONY is now using them Perhaps Jeff Rubenstien & Trip Hawkins should write a book called “how to alienate people & lose costomers”


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+ nawfal901 on April 26th, 2010 at 10:47 am said:

There is a dns hack so you can use linux on ps3 and go online and not download the patch. but i havent done it. someone i know did. linux is pointless to me.


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+ Mopunishment on April 26th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

whothefoo | April 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Thanks Sony.. my machine is now broken.. again.. a few months after you fixed the last one.. good job on either the very poor update or the shoddy repair.
Shall I just set up a direct debit of £130 quid or would you prefer me to send when you do updates?
Actually if you could resend me the cheque from the last time I’ll go buy an X box.
jaddai | April 23rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Hi. I update my ps3 because it didn’t let me connect to the internet . After it finish installing the new update it rebooted and now it doesn’t boot, a red light start blinking and nothing else.
JKenney05 | April 23rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Not to be annoying, but can we stop fighting about consumer rights and focus on the fact that it breaks the PS3 entirely!
@JKenney05
Last I heard, Sony ignored those problems also, said it was the user’s tough luck and they’d need to pay the repair fee.

……WOW….. 200 hundred bucks to sony to fix the problem there “update issue started” because I’m just “one out of a million” they don’t care I’m not buying Sony Crap again.


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+ PirateHarlock on April 26th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

There is only one other industry where customers are treated with such contempt, and get nothing for their money but huge problems. That is the worlds oldes provession, yes prostitution. The ffirmware and service were getting from sony are nothing short of a digital STD. The only difference being that the customers in this case are doing nothing wrong.


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+ kehora on April 26th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

HELLO SONY WELL I WANTED TO SAY I REALY WISH I WE COULD ALL GET SOME NEW VISUAL PLAYER GRAPHICS IM TIRED OF SEEING THE SAME ONE’S SINCE I GOT MY PS3 LOL ALSO IF THERE IS ANY NEW KIND AUDIO UPDATE CUZ MY PS3 SOUNDS LIKE FUZZY AND STATIC LOL ALSO IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO LOCK MY USER SO OTHER PEOPLE DONT LOG INTO MY USER. ALSO ANOTHER IS IF THERE IS GOING TO BE AN UPDATE SO I CAN USE A MYBOOK 500GB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE TO BACK UP MY PS3 BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW. ANYWAYS HAVE A GREATE DAY AND IM GLAD TO BE A SONY FAN. ADD ME LOL.


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+ regiomontano75 on April 26th, 2010 at 6:09 pm said:

This update makes some of my games freeze, and I have to reboot the console. And I don’t care for 3D, so it would be nice if it was optional.


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+ DEMON4444 on April 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm said:

hey sony! how about skype?! that would make everybody happy in a download!!!!!

sincerely, patent pending inventor & former projectionist


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+ DEMON4444 on April 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm said:

yeah sonythat’s a great idea the visual player ps1 second gen. had a good visual player!!!! i still have one.


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+ SuperMegaSensei on April 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm said:

I’m very frustrated with SONY’s removal of the Other OS feature.

Why the “downgrade”? I thought that we were supposed to receive updates not the other way around. . . What does this “update” do: Sort Trophies, that’s it! Oh! Yes and to remove the Other OS that you promise to provide support for and never remove it! Yeah, right!

When you designed the slimmer PS3, you decided that you cannot afford that someone will bought it just to install Other OS and never get a Game for it…basically a $300 PC. So you removed Other OS from the menu to turn the new cheaper PS3 into only a Game Console. Compatibility with PS2 games was also removed. People will be getting what they paid for. But when you sold (and we bought) the original units for $600, we paid for the Other OS feature and 100% backward compatibility… all this mandatory downgrading is actually degrading the value of our original units to the level of the new slimmer stripped version… you are taking away features that you advertised as part of the bells and whistles and SOLD with the PS3 when we bought it… What a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! DOWNGRADERS! What’s going to GO next?


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+ SuperMegaSensei on April 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm said:

Being a SONY fan for so long: Playstation, Playstation2, PS3, PSP-1000, PSP-2000 (Star Wars Edition), etc…Backward compatibility has always been the asset when you get a new Sony unit. What happen with you guys? Now you are just another Nintendo or Microsoft…Why did you change for the worse? I know…Money! There will be no more Loyalty to the brand if you are not loyal to us…I will stop doing the updates on my PS3 forever…My Xbox 360 will be getting all the New Games from now on and forever…Sorry but it’s ALL your fault!

Remember this? PS3, it only does EVERYTHING, except Other OS… Well, at least for, now until we continue removing features.

SONY fan NO more!


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+ Drakkahn973 on April 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm said:

UPDATE THE LOUSY BROWSER!!………………Pretty Please?


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+ JollyME on April 27th, 2010 at 6:36 am said:

I just noticed that the rating for this thread is 3.15 (at this moment in time). The last viable f/w version. Kind of amusing for me in a bleak time with my PS3… Come on, let’s invite the penguin back!


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+ PirateRyoko on April 27th, 2010 at 7:26 am said:

@supermegasensei: Sonys onlike goon squad shill will probably pretend you are the only single person complaining about this. Far from it There are thousands of us angry at sonys criminal actions. What the fools at sony fail to realize is that users vote with their feet & money. I too have completely switched my game buying both disc games & online completely over to 360. I was going to buy thousands YES THOUSANDS on sony products over the 12 months on sony products but now other companies will be getting those sales. Multiply that by thousands of antry former sony fans who are doing the same.. Do the math sony, thats MILLIONS lost to your arrogant criminal actions taken against your own clientelle

PS3: IT ONLY DOES NOTHING!!!


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+ Illyakesh on April 27th, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

… Any chance you have an update to fix whatever is going on?
My games lock up, or I get kicked from the network repeatedly. I’m resetting my ps3 slim back to default settings. Otherwise I currently have a partially amusing paperweight.
Can’t log in to play Mag, and cannot play for long on Dragon Age, I have no other games to test, as this is a very new unit.

…not a happy face.


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+ Yacoman89 on April 27th, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

Please bring back other OS!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ ButOfCourse on April 27th, 2010 at 1:58 pm said:

I just put in a request to cancel my PlayStation network account entirely. Section 11 of your new policy, are you serious? You force us to update our consoles and claim no responsibility or liability if YOUR software causes the hardware that I own to fail. You guys are as bad as the banking industry. I for one, do not need you services.


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+ MeioJo on April 27th, 2010 at 2:46 pm said:

Hello- I have a 3D ready t.v., the new update recognized it which is great! The bad news is the PS3 does not recognize the 3D Blue Ray that I put in it… Why is that? Also when are there going to be 3D games?


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+ Frogman1975 on April 27th, 2010 at 2:51 pm said:

So… are you working on the issue this causes with Dragon Age (and reportedly some other games and movies) freezing?


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+ aalh020 on April 27th, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

BRING BACK ‘OTHER OS’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ lastamerican on April 27th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

they don’t care!!! Sony is doing the same things as apple!!! it’s sad but true!!!

Sony = SEGA


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+ squallxlionheart on April 27th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:

Dear Sony,
In all honesty, I love my PlayStation 3. It has the best games, better visuals on exclusives, and is overall a better machine. With that being said however, it seems you guys really don’t seem to listen to what the gamers truly want. It seems Sony thinks Backwards Compatibility is an unwanted feature,if you truly believe this, then you are not listening to the consumer at all. Id say a good 75 percent of PlayStation owners would love this feature and would gladly pay for it. Cross Game Voice chat? Im curious as to why this feature has not been implemented yet. Its been asked for time and time again and the only viable reason I could come up with as to why it hasn’t been implemented is that Sony is either having difficulties implementing it, or they refuse to give a consumer what they want. Support for MKV files, better support for the web browser, facebook twitter and youtube integration with the XMB, sorted friends list, have also been asked for and unimplemented.
Let me finally say, I want Sony to continue to succeed in there gaming division. I think all they need to do is to listen up a little more.
Good Luck on the consoles wars Sony,
Squallxlionheart


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+ ClassM on April 27th, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

OK $ony, you’ve completely lost my confidence as a consumer. You expect me to be OK with losing functionality and allow you to make changes to the OS etc., in the background, without my knowledge, and not be liable if the PS3 gets bricked?

No thanks…the only way $ony will get the message that people are pissed off is if they refuse to update to 3.3, and boycott.

At least Amazon apologized and reimbursed their customers when they removed 1984 from their Kindles.


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+ Deeone313 on April 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm said:

like it but please get a browser update for us ps3 owners so we can go youtube to watch a vid and listen to music on myspace.thanx…..


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+ buzanga on April 28th, 2010 at 4:41 am said:

Great update – haven´t installed it obviously (i paid for my linux functionality) but from the comments you can still play games – you haven´t removed THAT feature … yet.

On the other side it is good to see that you can now install anything you want without my knowledge (well, not exactly “my” because i will never update but you know what i mean).

I just feel a lot more secure knowing you can install anything you want (yes, your terms would allow you to install spyware on the browser software WITHOUT end-user knowledge).

For the suckers (like me) that bought PS3 be cautious. If you think about it $ony can now install ANYTHING without you knowing about it – this means they can see your browser history (where you go, what you type, etc) AND PlayStation@Home (again, whom you talk to, what you say/type/do) – Big Brother legally because YOU accepted terms in the firmware update.

Open your eyes boys and girls – open your eyes !


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+ xx_xxBOBHxx_xx on April 28th, 2010 at 6:11 am said:

Two downgrade firmwares in a row, nice!

Now the already appauling browser is downgraded, disabling cookies so that i have to sign in to my iGoogle homepage every time i open the browser. And as the thing is so awkward to input text (even using a keypad) I’m using the PS3 for the web less and less. Christ, the web browser on my 5 year old Nokia phone is better than the offering for a supposed “super concole”!

Up until recently the PS3 was the hub of my home entertainment system, it did everything. Now with each firmware release it seems to do one less job. Whats next? Removal of the DLNA functionality?


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+ xx_xxBOBHxx_xx on April 28th, 2010 at 6:11 am said:

And as for 3D TV / gaming; all well and good but only a very small percentage of PS3 users are going to own a 3D TV so it will only be an “also” feature. I for one, having spent £1500 on a HDTV last year won’t be swapping it any time soon. Sony need to concentrate on keeping the core functionality of the console current and working; ie. its plugged into my whopping great TV in the living room and provides the content for that screen (games, films, TV via PlayTV, web browsing and music).

Oh, and though i do like the Trophy collection a lot, the new sorting system could have been knocked up by a programmer during his tea break, hardly a major selling point for the firmware up-, no sorry, downgrade!


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+ drwpetu on April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 am said:

This update start to piss me off!! Replace this with old one and have some time beta testing. so I can use console for that purpose which I bought it for.. playing game I wanted to, not only those which works without freezing!

U don’t pay me for beta testing your firmware!!


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+ insane2103 on April 28th, 2010 at 10:49 am said:

you should think about fixing things that aren´t working properly, instead of adding things up… like the “back” function while reading messages, it get´s us BACK to the first message menu, not to the last menu we were, it´s annoying… and voice chat would be good dont mather wich game we are playing


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+ RobertC1985 on April 28th, 2010 at 11:47 am said:

hmmm, i wonder how long it will take sony to pull their heads out of their [DELETED] and allow us to keep linux, or give it back to those who updated to 3.21


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+ btman_17 on April 28th, 2010 at 4:04 pm said:

what about allowing websites like Giant Bomb to access trophy information…..microsoft allows it and is therefore beating sony in this department.


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+ urmomsroomate101 on April 28th, 2010 at 5:43 pm said:

hey sony…. just want to ask…. was that last update ummm 3.30 i think. Was it supposed to mess up my ps3??? i cant play blu ray at all and some of my games will play for like a minute and freeze. if there is anything that u can tell me or do to help, tht would be awesome. it would really suck to spend another 500 bucks on a ps3 that i shouldnt have to buy. 661 644 0938 <—-cell


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+ DiamondstarGSX on April 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

Based on the spec. Movies will be downscaled to approximately < 810p (1080×810) while most games will be downscaled to approximately < 640p (720×640). stretched from a 9:8 to a 16:9 (or 4:3) aspect ratio.

I'm interested to see this in combination with the PlayStation Move. Expect to see some really cool things and optimizations that begin to take better use of the Cell processor catering to this new technologiea. Also, I think the PlayStation Store will play a key role in all this. Bite-sized items of entertainment. Hardcore gamers will continue to purchase large-production games stored on physical BD media to be played with a DualShock2 controller; with 3D disabled.


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+ Sven_Viking on April 28th, 2010 at 10:51 pm said:

@urmomsroomate101
Sony won’t reply here — you’ll need to contact customer support.


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+ dekffo_ska on April 28th, 2010 at 11:15 pm said:

all these time waiting 4 an update and u guys . came with thse ??? come on..!!!!! is that the best u guys can do?????


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+ f3rd_GREATEST on April 28th, 2010 at 11:25 pm said:

I wanna know whats gonna happen next???


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+ js111410 on April 29th, 2010 at 7:14 am said:

i miss my pc ps3 why did you have to take off the other OS that is what ps3 better than xbox now you guys downgraded yourself.


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+ js111410 on April 29th, 2010 at 7:24 am said:

i want my os back sony you people got a great system but xbox is going to beat you sooner or later and everyone is going to go with xbox at least they upgrade not downgrade like you. i am going to buy a different system if you guys don’t start doing somethig like xbox try to put game to game voice chat and put the os back about 73% users used that os. come on beat microsoft already stop sitting on your hands and upgrade


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+ Major_Webkill on April 29th, 2010 at 7:50 am said:

Wow, I’ve never seen so many people whining like little (|)’s in my life. F a bunch of cross game chat bs. Go buy an Xbox if that’s so important because we all know that console has absolutely no issues. Just hop right on it’s internet browser and go to town. Let me know how that works out after you’ve just received you’re third replacement in the mail. If you don’t care for an update they put out than do just then do just that & only that. DON’T CARE, BUT STOP YOUR B**CHING. Thank you Sony for making me a proud owner yet again, and keep it up because 360 fanboys don’t have much to say anymore. Oh yeah they do, WTT my 360 fo a PS3. Just take a look at craigslist for proof.


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