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Next PS3 Firmware Update Adds PlayStation Store Recommendations

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jul 26, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone, the next PlayStation 3 (PS3) system software update is coming soon. Firmware update 3.41 will add recommendations for games and videos on PlayStation Store. When you’re browsing through the details of a particular title, you’ll see a new “You May Like” section on the right-hand side. This section lists additional items based on the purchases of other PlayStation Network members who have purchased the item you’re currently looking at.

You can then click on this section to zoom in on the list and scroll the recommended titles.

system software update 3.41 recommendations

This feature is a great way to discover new games that you may not know about, and it’s another step toward making the shopping experience easier and better for you all — similar to the five-star ratings feature we added in the last firmware update. Please note that while the 3.41 update will be released shortly, the recommendations feature on PlayStation Store is slated to go live by the end of July.

In addition to this PS3 update, the next PSP (PlayStation Portable) firmware update (v.6.31) will be coming as well. This is a minor update, and system software stability during use of some PSP format software titles has been improved.

As always, we look forward to your feedback.

Update: For those users who are replacing the PS3 hard disk drive: We have been aware of the symptoms with the system software update 3.41, released on July 27, and that it will cause the update to stop in some occasions while replacing the PlayStation 3 (PS3) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) if the PS3 system is installed with version 3.41.

To resolve these symptoms, we have released a new version of system software update 3.41 with a very minor change (the version number does not change) on August 2nd. If you are experiencing such symptoms when replacing the HDD of your PS3 system, we kindly ask you to use the latest data and try again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your understanding and continued support.

For any other questions, please contact your local customer service.

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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 9:19 am said:

@442 thats why its called a demo, want more? BUY THE GAME!


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+ NightRaven77 on July 27th, 2010 at 9:30 am said:

From a long time user perspective, this might be a “useless” or “unwanted” update. But from a developer/publisher or new user perspective this is a nice little tool. Developer/publishers get more traffic for their PSN releases that might have gotten lost over time amongst the newer releases. New users might find a game they never heard about before. Yes, power users can search the web/wikis/forums for info about games, but for a casual user, this is nice. A quick 5 minute update.


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+ Noctai on July 27th, 2010 at 9:30 am said:

It´s been way to long since we got anything usefull :( It would be nice if you guys would do something with first page of most voted idea’s on Playstation Share.


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+ Frejim on July 27th, 2010 at 9:35 am said:

how come the update is not here yet: http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm ???


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+ Kikmaidog on July 27th, 2010 at 9:36 am said:

ALL I want is to see the trophy sync’ing bug that was introduced in 3.40 fixed and returned back to normal and for Sony to never break any more things in the future!! All the new features in the last year have been crud… the worst part is we’ve lost Linux and now trophy sync’ing between multiple ps3′s if we have them in our house. HORRIBLE :(


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+ Subtech117 on July 27th, 2010 at 9:36 am said:

I would like to see cross game chat… considering there in-game chat already sucks they probably need to fix that first. I am happy playing one-player games on PS3 and Multi-player on Xbox360. It is not about chat it is about stability and xbox is better. Thanks for the recommendation store update, I thought that is why Gamespot exists. But when you lose your store purchase licenses when your console breaks for video download it really underminds the consumer. I buy Zune media only because someone who thought “it might be useful to make share data easy and cross-device compatible.” Not to mention I have already owned 2 ps3′s that have needed repair so forgive me if I am a bit bitter. With any more resriction and poor updates, not even the Uncharted Series will keep me with Sony.


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+ SS-boats-n-hoes on July 27th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

how about cross chat and being able to play music within a game? that’d be great


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+ JustinHenderson on July 27th, 2010 at 9:44 am said:

Any update for deleting trophies I can’t earn anymore because I sold the game back? I’m all about my trophies man. lol


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+ PMRFC1873 on July 27th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

improve the browser and add other stuff than just not needed things like that


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+ FRANKMAN1 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:04 am said:

ok for example RDR its getting a new dlc at the beginning of August, BUT the store update its the 3 of august SO, when they say beggining, they are not saying the first day. The are saying the end NO the 31 of july. So, U read before posting ITS LOGIC d-bag


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+ jizzcantalope on July 27th, 2010 at 10:12 am said:

cross. game. chat.


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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:15 am said:

there are ppl from the other system who ome here and flame then get it started up and the fools here fall for it while psn users fight with one anotgher.. funny ish. how many posts here wothout a avatar… i wonder why.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on July 27th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

@Frankman1 The update was today, the feature will be out possibly when the store update tonight or after all the video + comic stores update as well.

@polo155 Yeah ahah it really makes you wonder how these people could ever contribute anything positive to society


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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:21 am said:

you are soo right Gogo! @467


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+ fijibobcat on July 27th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

as soon as i started downloading the update my ps3 crashed


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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

ill be in Home watching that full episode in the theater.


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+ norbair212 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:24 am said:

i am waiting for call of duty black ops to zombies


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+ LordKaiser00 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

We want Codecs, Cross Game Chat and a better browser. What we get? Just cosmetic changes that pales in comparizon with the core features we are tired of asking for!


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+ deuce0394 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

i think its goin to be great


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+ killable454 on July 27th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

hey how about this for a good one dont have updte that eat up your (f-word) hardrive cause i got a 120 gb nd i only got like 3 games (i trade in alot) but i only have played 8 in the past nd killa-bite(kb) isnt al tho that much (1000kb to to a mb right?) but hey here is a useful thing when you get an update cant you skipped it cause on xbox you can skip the update and play gta 4 nd if you have to update on sony`s ps3 the choices are start a new game or pay the internet bill when you dont ahve the money anyways try changing the look of the thing you look a try having playstation plus you can use your own pictures from your hardrive! that would work


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+ HaraldHrabovszky on July 27th, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

OK …. this update is a big [DELETED], beacause I Can’t play Online co-op Army of Two 40Th Day… THANK YOU SONY


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+ mew_frenger on July 27th, 2010 at 10:42 am said:

hey ur firmware is breaking stuff again.. fix this asap!!!
http://tinyurl.com/bc2viperror

also; .avi for psp, come on


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+ HaraldHrabovszky on July 27th, 2010 at 10:44 am said:

The Online GamePlay and Sound-in my Headset is very very erratic, I have a 20MBps Internet (I don’t down/uploading with my pc, just want to playing) and my friend have too… WHY??


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+ HaraldHrabovszky on July 27th, 2010 at 10:47 am said:

Yeah…, and we havent had PS Store in Hungary Good Sofware Update :(


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+ Miceincloaks on July 27th, 2010 at 10:48 am said:

I wish you would put the Playstation+ content for the PSP all in one place in the PSP store the way it is in the PS3 store. As it is, it’s hard to find everything if I’m browsing from my PSP.


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+ MYRO on July 27th, 2010 at 11:03 am said:

How about A £$*£)$* Demo section for the EU Store.
WHY THE HELL ISN’T THERE ONE??!


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+ TOY_BOXX on July 27th, 2010 at 11:06 am said:

I just finished downloading the mandatory firmware update and from what I’m seeing there really isn’t much change done to the PS Store. The “recommendations” feature isn’t there.


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+ BritishGolgo13 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:07 am said:

I installed the update and my PS3 ended up freezing 3 different times within a span of 3 hours. The games were Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time and Uncharted 2. Not cool.


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+ VandalHeart383 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:08 am said:

This is just another useless update. What I really want is an update to bring back PS2 backwards compatibility on the PS3. I have my old PS2 games and wish to play some of them, but don’t have a PS2 anymore. And I don’t wish to spend over $100 for a new machine when the first PS3s were capable of playing the old games. Why was this feature removed? An update like that would be helpful and more useful than me finding it easier to spend money in the PSN store.


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+ neogearzx on July 27th, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

anything hidden in this update?


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+ BEASTXJASON on July 27th, 2010 at 11:14 am said:

So this update adds xbox marketplace pop ups trying to get us to buy more. Sad


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+ StarvedSanity on July 27th, 2010 at 11:18 am said:

wow! there are a lot of pathetic whiners on here!


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+ sadkins76 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

Im hoping they fixed the wireless that they totally borked with the 3.4 update. Netflix hasnt worked worth a $h*t since then. I suspect they arent telling us EVERYTHING about what the update is doing


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+ bolivianlegacy on July 27th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

im considering a x-box right about now


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+ undeadlegion on July 27th, 2010 at 11:26 am said:

“As always, we look forward to your feedback.”

lol good one. If you actually wanted to see our feedback all you would have to do is take a glance at Playstation Share.

Maybe we look forward to YOUR feedback that is non existant.


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+ seddy29732 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

Oh, wow. another money-centric update designed to boost sales in the PS store. And still nothing remotely useful or requested from the PS gaming community. how about finally giving us something we can actually use, like a browser update so we can actually USE thhe internet instead of looking at all the pretty colors, or maybe some patches to allow us to play some of the more popular video formats like .mov or .mpg. or let us play our own music, at least in PS home, because your muzak SUCKS!!! and if you can’t give us anything we actually ask for, at least stop denying access to PS HOME if we choose not to waste precious hard-drive space on your useless updates. i personally am on the verge of selling my ps3 and buying an x-box, because every update so far has caused more problems than they have fixed. get your act straight, sony.


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+ undeadlegion on July 27th, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

And everyone needs to stop saying “we are getting this stuff for free so stop complaining about things they’re not doing”

I am willing to pay for it (Which I already am) if it means Sony will actually start developing the things that we want.


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+ undeadlegion on July 27th, 2010 at 11:40 am said:

Playstation Share was one of Sony’s worst ideas ever because now we know how much they really don’t care about us.


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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

lmao@@484 i cant argure there!


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+ infowarsXcom on July 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

Allow cross game chat and private party chats. Also, allow in game music from my HD. It’s stupid the ps3 can’t do this but the 360 can


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+ rockinnoob360 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

uh ookkkkk


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+ seddy29732 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

even if we are getting these things for free, why does sony keep wasting their time and money giving us things we neither ask for nor want? a company that wants to be successful listens to the consumers’ feedback and responds accordingly. these guys on the other hand seem to be ignoring their customers’ wishes and purposefully pushing junk in our faces. it’s almost insulting to all ps users.if the platform won’t support these requests, just say so, sony.


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+ WestSiide on July 27th, 2010 at 11:50 am said:

THE HELL WITH X GAME CHAT! GIVE ME THE NETFLIX APP AND WERE GOOD!


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+ RyanMcBainDOTcom on July 27th, 2010 at 11:53 am said:

I have a recommendation….CROSS GAME CHAT!!!!!!


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+ polo155 on July 27th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

@492… you will have netflix on your xmb this fall!! promise!


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+ rw1494 on July 27th, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

When is the Madden NFL 11 demo going to available in the psn store?


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+ tano916 on July 27th, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

i think playstation should also update the music player equalizer just like in psp.


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+ BG808s on July 27th, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

What the heck, you shouldn’t need to install a whole new firmware for some tiny update to the PSN Store of all things?!?! There’s absolutely no reason why a store update should even NEED a firmware update in the first place. Morons…


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+ rollotomozi on July 27th, 2010 at 12:13 pm said:

well from the looks of things some posts have been deleted, is that the only response we can expect?

when comment counts go upwards of 500, and there is no response/comment from Sony Staffers, what are Users supposed to think?


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+ rappersonic1234 on July 27th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

pfft i’ll update just so i can sign in. not impressed but hey at least they did sumthing my expectations get lower and lower at this point nothing they do can suprise me anymore no matter how dumb. i just wish they do sum updates on the xmb


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