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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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+ Str8Jay on August 16th, 2010 at 8:11 pm said:

I recently updated my ’07 80gb fat ps3 with v3.41 with no problems. Played ALL of my games and blu-rays flawlessly. Then I tried to go to the playstation store a few days later and it told me I needed to update to the latest version. Before I noticed that it was still v3.41 I chose to update. And Lo and Behold..WTF!! It won’t read my ps3 games. I got 17 ps3 games and it will only read and play Resistance Fall of Man, and that’s only after I insert the game several times. Plays ALL of my PS2 games, CD’s and DVD’s with no problem. Just not blu-ray disc. I really hope Sony realizes this problem and fixes it. v3.42 perhaps?


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+ Smoothjazz74 on August 17th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

On this last update there was a changes to the photo gallery. I really only have one complaint about it. The music that plays when you first open the photo gallery used to be play on the slideshow and now it’s pulling music from my GT5 prologue which is totally unrelaxing. Please bring back that track as an option when viewing the slideshow. I’m viewing vacation photos not racing a Ford GT!


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+ Boofster on August 17th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

How do I disable the new recommendations thing?

It takes a few seconds longer than I’d like to for it to load and I can’t just click through to download what I selected.

Extremely annoying!


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+ smuffing on August 17th, 2010 at 11:08 pm said:

it would be cool if ps3 next update could let us put a pics of us in avetars that would cool so we could know each auther and thnx for the time


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+ Yautja762 on August 18th, 2010 at 10:05 am said:

WOW! ANOTHER AMAZINGLY POINTLESS SOFTWARE UPDATE!

5 minutes gone and only 10% downloaded (with an internet connection which works fine). YET ANOTHER complete waste of time.

‘Store suggestions’….? WHO CARES??!

Get a grip Sony.


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+ slowride28 on August 20th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

Heres some updates you should think about,

1. Be able to play music while playing all games, if the system is capable of it.

2.Voice chatrooms instead of text

3. Maybe instead of releasing little updates have them all packed into 1, i had no idea what the last update was about, i had to research to find out, plus having a big update makes everyone exited

4. be able to play ps3 games

5.enable a skype program in the system, this way you can really get the edge over xbox

6. Auto delete inbox (like set a maximum of only the last 10 messages recieved stay in the inbox)

7. Be able to install certian programs, (msn, skype…ect)

8.Update internet browser, Facebook chat wont work, flash games, ect

Well theres what i would like to see, i think they would satisfy a lot of people, and abotut he ps2 games, theres a file in the PS store you can download that lets you play ps2 games, but it dont work, you can also make a internal ps2 memory card, which makes no sense if you cant play ps2 games


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+ sonofman01 on August 21st, 2010 at 4:11 am said:

It would be good if the next psp firmware update had the ablility to play music while web browsing and more interaction with clock calender function.


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+ VancePH on August 24th, 2010 at 10:46 pm said:

Hello.

Can you please add Philippines in your country list?

On behalf of the filipinos who have a PSPGo and want to purchase game in the PS Store and to register in PSN.

I hope you will add Philippines in your country list.

Thanks…


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