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PS3 3.30 System Software Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 // SVP, PlayStation Network

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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+ Sailsman2 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

Quite tired of these mandatory updates that enhance stuff I don’t use. I wanted a quick half hour game of something and instead I’m blocked from connecting because the update is mandatory. So instead I have to waste a half hour downloading over 164 MB for changes I’ll never see or use. In addition, when are you going to start providing updates in smaller segments instead of a mega update all the time?


+ GGCAN on April 21st, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Eric….just updated.


+ jvasq on April 21st, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

cool ill update this when its needed


+ ppbobby on April 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

Yawn.. I dunno how many times a freaking update is going to be put up without cross game voice chat, but every single time one does, it will be a disappointment to anyone with friends.

Hurry up. Its like you guys are either asleep or just literally dont have the brain power to do it.

Its getting sad.


+ XreptarX on April 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

Thanks for the update, I always appreciate some new features. However, there are still some things I would like to see added:

-Auto trophy syncing
-Ability to hide/delete game with 0% trophies
-Option to remove the ticker in the upper right of the XMB.
-Option to remove the PS Store icons under the game and video sections. We really only need the one under the Network tab.
-Option to change the font size.
-Options to use the old start up when turning on the PS3


+ WorstCompanyEver on April 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

@dbagel you obviously have no clue what you are talking about, you clearly don’t understand how the function worked. I on the other hand ran Xubuntu, then YDL 6.0 then 6.1, and currently run YDL 6.2. Funny my otheros works properly and great. Matter of fact its never crashed on me in Linux side which I cannot say for the gameOS. The gameOS web browser alone crashes every few minutes. You can’t ruin your PS3 running otherOS, it runs on a seperate partition on your hard drive. If you want to critique and take part in something, make sure you educate yourself properly on the issue…


+ adolson on April 21st, 2010 at 8:30 pm said:

YouTube works again, so either Sony fixed it, or YouTube fixed it on their end at approximately the same time. Either way, great. Now if only I could post on Facebook again…


+ WorstCompanyEver on April 21st, 2010 at 8:31 pm said:

You had people download an update to kill otherOS when you knew this was coming out within weeks? For shame guys, you know that the more times you make people update the more chances there are for unit failure. If you think I’m letting go otherOS, I am not. I will be back here anytime its even remotely relevant. I paid for it, you took it. Putting aside your fancy legal talk, anyone would see what you have done as theft plain and simple. If I am just LEASING my console and you have the right to remove stuff from it then I believe you should also have the responsibility to maintain and service all of these millions of consoles don’t you? Isn’t that how leasing things works? I have a house full of Sony equipment, rest assured there are other brands that I can and will choose from for my household electronics. New feature, update your PS3 every couple of weeks so it bricks faster! Awesome!
For those asking about a better web browser, the otherOS that you all didn’t care about runs firefox beautifully and has NEVER crashed, unlike the cheap XMB browser which crashes every 10 minutes or so…


+ Blackxino on April 21st, 2010 at 8:31 pm said:

*I want my money back for removing other os
*trophies sucks, we play games for fun not for stupid trophies!
*take a snapshot when watching bluray movies
*more TV content
*cross game chat
*party system
*I want my money back!


+ cyclopz2004 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm said:

a way to play ps2 games and the laser does read the disc otherwise it wouldn’t say youve inserted a playstation 2 formatted disc which is not supported. come on already.


+ JavierBerjan on April 21st, 2010 at 8:33 pm said:

Can you delete games from you trophy list??

If no, I don’t care about it. How can you talk about efforts to provide us the best and we’re still unable to do something that simple.
Is not fair to have games you don’t even own spoiling your trophy list, specially if you took your time to complete 100% in the games you actually like.


+ sm9db on April 21st, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

Sweet but you do realize that you still need the hard ware to support that 3D gaming from what makes sence to me will only be possible on the new upcoming (not in the market yet) Sony Bravia Tv’s your standard HDTV are basically gonna be old school comething like HD ready when Full HD came out:P


+ Pirate43 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

are you guys even listening to ANYTHING in Playstation Blog Share?
Why is it there? There are many things that MANY people are asking for, that you still refuse to give.


+ Skiniusmaximus on April 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

duchebagel, so tell us, where did you get that using the otherOS feature on the ps3 phat can potentially render your ps3 useless?? I have never heard of that one. links please to this supposed piece of information. I have been running linux on my phat for years and it is still going strong.


+ Sailsman2 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

okay, now I’m really ticked. After spending 15 minutes waiting for this huge frickin file I find out it just loaded up 3.21 again not 3.30… CHANGE YOUR SUPPORT PAGE links… There is still stuff pointing to 3.21 e.g. bottom right hand corner of http://us.playstation.com/support/


+ John-Shooter on April 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

ehhh this wasnt really that important really but hey atleast its an update i guess

that playstation blog share thing is really proving its worthiness already

how can i share my ideas w/ people if only 1 of my like 25 submitted ideas is even accepted by these “moderators”


+ sm9db on April 21st, 2010 at 8:36 pm said:

3S sony bravia Tv range that is i forgot to mention 3D above.


+ ncfoxriver on April 21st, 2010 at 8:36 pm said:

Question, why is this firmware a mandatory update? If it is only 20 days from the last optional update? Is it because of Geohost’s hack and Sony is hiding a “special” patch under the disguise of 3D capable TV which maybe 1% users will have this summer.

Should Sony have firmware like Windows that have Critical and Optional updates that we choose to install rather than lumping features users don’t need to conceal other “special” patches?


+ Pelt_Hunter on April 21st, 2010 at 8:37 pm said:

Good. Adding features instead of taking them away. Good steps.


+ NestleWesle on April 21st, 2010 at 8:37 pm said:

Do we really need one of those tvs? Ijust bought a better tv that runs 120 hz. Will there be any 3d function without the tv? i know not many people are going to spend that kind of money for added 3d. Im just saying, something else must be done to make 3d more accessable and affordable for us who cant buy the sony tv.


+ FireDragonGod on April 21st, 2010 at 8:38 pm said:

Looking Good


+ CRaftsman1459 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:38 pm said:

Well, that’s kinda cool. I’d like some mind shattering updates sometime soon though. Maybe an update with more than one new feature. Like a trophy update, browser fix, etc, etc, etc in one update. Idk something.


+ Scubamaggy on April 21st, 2010 at 8:39 pm said:

OK Sony we love updates but just give the people what they want: BROWSER update and CROSS GAME CHAT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!


+ taternuts on April 21st, 2010 at 8:39 pm said:

ok nice eny music plugins update or CROSS CHAT!!!!


+ GTerholli on April 21st, 2010 at 8:40 pm said:

Please, for the love of God, give us some new free avatars!!!!!!!!


+ CRaftsman1459 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:40 pm said:

Oh and I want the ability to chat while playing any game, and be able to listen to music while playing any game. If Xbox 360 can do it, then so can PlayStation 3!!!!


+ John-Shooter on April 21st, 2010 at 8:41 pm said:

omg people are still arguing about otherOS


+ D_I_S_C_I_P_L_E on April 21st, 2010 at 8:42 pm said:

every time i have to update i get excited and i log on here to see whats its for then get hit with disappointment :( another worthless update. to bad the ps3 doesn’t do everything (x-game chat)


+ COMBATCSOLDIER on April 21st, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

OH YA BABY!!! This sounds like a good update. Thankyou Sony.


+ EVILCHIPMUNK666 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

Are you guys ganna fix the Youtube problem?


+ j_mauer on April 21st, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

fix the web browser, fix remote play web browsing


+ TakiFuGu on April 21st, 2010 at 8:46 pm said:

Have you guys at Sony ever consider including one 3D glasses to go with the TV purchase? The 3D upgrade is a pretty steep one. It’s going to be difficult for 3D to take off at these prices, which does not include the expensive glasses.


+ MrsEaves on April 21st, 2010 at 8:47 pm said:

I wish you guys would make messaging and inviting friends to games easier. As it stands now the number of menus you have to navigate just to talk to friends is ridiculous.


+ Buzzkiller on April 21st, 2010 at 8:47 pm said:



+ PsychoBoots on April 21st, 2010 at 8:50 pm said:

That’s some good news… I thought u were planning on taking something else! Instead of updates that improves on organisation you should work on improving the system itself. I don’t know something like using other os system or how about

*adding better v.chat System
*deleting 0% trophies
*the ability to read my iPod so I can listen to music while playing all games *playback capabilities (ps1,ps2)


+ devareay on April 21st, 2010 at 8:50 pm said:

Sigh… Let Down..


+ KSPRAYDAD on April 21st, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:

Another drive by Eric Lempel post….I swear they don’t let him talk for fear of some rip in the continuum happening.


+ Soundwave42069 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:



+ Rotten_Bologna on April 21st, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

Just want to say THANKS for removing my Linux support after the last update. I really appreciate it, especially when it was a key feature in my choice to buy a PS3 in the first place. Remember? You advertised it for games, movies, multimedia, and other os?

Thanks for caring about your consumers. Kiss my a$$.


+ DarkHawkDX on April 21st, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

Cool least there is some things you improved sony i like the new trophie thing :)


+ immaNinja on April 21st, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

wish i could download this but wait…
my playstation broke. cool….


+ AR_Kozz on April 21st, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

No OtherOS restored? No good. Will not download 3.30. DENIED. The lawsuits should begin soon… meanwhile no money from me on any Sony product, not even used products.


+ Antihero20 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

Great, so the Playstation.Blog Share is pretty much as useless as I thought. A lot more wanted features and we get THIS? Useless crap.


+ strack94 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

wow first update in months that actually improves something! SONY FTW!!!!!


+ NTone on April 21st, 2010 at 8:55 pm said:

please, let us sort THEMES too
now that more themes are premium content (although I only paid for 1 dynamic theme), users should probably want to be able to sort through them in alphabetical order, not only by recent use


+ DarkHawkDX on April 21st, 2010 at 8:55 pm said:

Oh and sony please make an update to listen to music and playing games that one i would really like and it shouldn’t be that hard if microsoft did it for 360 :P


+ MarcePaul on April 21st, 2010 at 8:56 pm said:

After make this update my 2 controls don’t synchronize with the console, so i cannot use the PS3 for anything!

how i can fix it???


+ DarkHawkDX on April 21st, 2010 at 8:57 pm said:

NTone you do know you can just creat a uk account in playstation network and get 2 dynamic themes for free xD


+ ITforensic on April 21st, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

Nice update but I am wondering when I will get my refund for taking away YDL!!!


+ tAy_b0n3 on April 21st, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

ok ok hey now leave sony alone if ya didnt want a PS3 you would have bought a crappy microsoft x box 360 now did you umm…. no but….

we could use the following…

* skype would be nice
* maybe intergrate the psp comics to the PS3
* a little help connecting ipod touch to PS3
* in game music would be nice or atleast hook a mp3 player up to it like the stupid 360

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