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PS3 System Software Update v3.50 Available Soon

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Sep 20, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone, as we announced previously, the PS3 system software update (v3.50) is adding support for Blu-ray 3D Disc Playback, and it will be released shortly.

Additional new features in the 3.50 update include:

  • Facebook Integration: Developers will be able to create PS3 games that have deep interaction with Facebook. Once compatible PS3 titles are available, PS3 users can choose to access their information on Facebook – including user name, profile, photos and friends list – to enhance their gameplay experience.
  • Grief Reporting Function: Users can send claim reports directly from the XMB for any inappropriate messages they receive from other PlayStation Network users. This feature is accessible from the option menu of the messages list in the FRIENDS category.

For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 system, please visit http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate.

As always, we look forward to your feedback.

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+ etur0 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

@SpyDudeFX np I believe you can even short by the type of trophies and you can but you have to do every game seperately when you are in the game that you want to short hit the square button


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+ DUBMNM on September 20th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

how* is this going to work?


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+ KILLZONE79 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

now im just waiting for the store to update as it wont update tomorrow due to maitence.

while im waiting i’ll be playing SportsChampion PlayStation Move


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 20th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

got it … who here get’s a little apprehensive when the “installing… do not turn off system ” screen shows up ??? I do EVERY TIME it’s like im expecting a power outage everytime i update .LOL just a bit curious as to how the provision of my facebook info to ganes is going to increase my enjoyement …. i must admit … that feature sounds more like data mining than something that will benefit me… IDK though … would be cool if you could elaborate more on that feature .


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+ TheTrickster_76 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:47 pm said:

@KILLZONE79 – I think a Sony employee said about 9pm it is supposed to update… :D Deathspank Thongs of Virtue! Hell Yeah!


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+ Lestatdelioncort on September 20th, 2010 at 8:48 pm said:

@fuzzyclutter everytime i sync my trophies im hoping my friends won’t delete me for being spam all the sudden


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+ Kepp83 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

Another wonderful update with many more to come!

Thank you SCEA.


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+ KILLZONE79 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

@ The Trickster_76

i didnt buy Deathspank yet only the demo, im still reading reviews on it though.


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+ Lestatdelioncort on September 20th, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:

@Killzone79 hows the playstation move from a customers point of view?


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+ Pirate43 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

they have acknowledged that they are adding XGC (xross game chat). However, all they said is they are hard at work.


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+ Joaquin27488 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

I don’t understand the fixation with cross game chat. When i’m gaming, i’m gaming, i don’t see what’s so vital ’bout “chating” with friends, it’s sorta like a teenager’s whim, the extension of the ‘in the phone all day’ m.o.

Any stress on the servers should go towards making the online experience as smooth as possible. As simple as that, that’s what a true gamer should think. Not following social/casual fads.

I’m not saying it wouldn’t be, idk, nice, cool or w/e, but im pretty sure it isnt worth the million lines of whining the topic generated D: I don’t understand why THAT’S the feature everybody cares about =/

Downloading the firmware, keep the work up (Y)


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+ SloopydrewReborn on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

We just had one of these a week or two ago. They take FOREVER to download, they risk screwing up your PS3, they lead to burn in on my television AND I don’t WANT 3-D movies on Blu-Ray (I don’t have a 3-D television and I will never buy a 3-D television).

As I don’t care about tattling (“grief reporting”) or 3-D, I should have been able to decline this update and still been able to play online. Just got Demon Souls and was looking forward to playing, spent the last 30 minutes updating and installing. Please do not release a MANDATORY update again for at least 1 year. Thank you.


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+ Lopan on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

Wasn’t this update supposed to add the Netflix application as well? Or was that in October?


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+ ArchAngeL-777 on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

So where is this PS Store update that was supposed to hit tonight? Are we going to get it before the maintenance starts tomorrow?


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+ HatmanTc on September 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

@122 you must abuse your disc some how. i am still on my 1st and only disc. which i got the day they were available.


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 20th, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

freedom of speech is not a free ticket to say as you will , regardless of consequence . you cannot yell fire in a crowded building and you CANNOT FRAUDULANTLY claim that your a sony representitive and you handing out money … grow up .


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+ HatmanTc on September 20th, 2010 at 8:55 pm said:

@156 Well if your definition of forever is 15 minutes max.. then yeah you’re correct.


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+ laFANFAZkali on September 20th, 2010 at 8:55 pm said:

Sweeeeeet! now just bring back “Other OS”


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+ WILLIAMisBIGBOSS on September 20th, 2010 at 8:56 pm said:

why is everyone crying about id changes? you made one now deal with it for real. also with the cross game chat just forget about it. itll come faster if you stop worrying about it not coming. for real is it that bad that you need to tell your friend “ah yea dude totally just went 38 and 2 at sub base” seriously i got the ps3 to get away of the crybaby xbots but it seems alot of people here are no different. actually id say worse. sony keep doing what you do and let the kids cry


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+ RockToonz on September 20th, 2010 at 8:57 pm said:

Sony Cross Chat please


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+ ElektroDragon on September 20th, 2010 at 8:58 pm said:

Where is the Store update?!? I have a feeling they dropped the ball.


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+ I_like_ur_pants on September 20th, 2010 at 8:58 pm said:

Oh yay, new ways to ban players’ hard earned trophies and long friends’ lists for the wrong reasons. Just dandy!


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+ Lestatdelioncort on September 20th, 2010 at 8:58 pm said:

@fuzzyclutter, are you telling me you can’t say hi to someone and that they have the right to report you after say hi. How does this new reporting system work have you thought about that? No of course not, Is the system one sided? Probably how do i know because people i know on ps home have been reported for dumb reasons like saying Hi to someone or just walking by some dude who is randomly reporting people falsely


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+ BooberX on September 20th, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

Hey Eric,
I personally don’t mind the Facebook integration, but it seems rather odd if you can’t do the basic procedure of updating your status and commenting on status updates on Facebook from within the PS3 browser. Perhaps have a little PSN symbol stating that you updated from a Playstation device. (The PSP use to have the PSN symbol a couple of months ago when you updated your status on that device.)


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+ ixnine on September 20th, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up. :)


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+ TheTrickster_76 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:00 pm said:

@KILLZONE79 – Good game! I thought it was worth the money. I beat it and have been looking for extra stuff for it! It is great and really funny if your like me. I haven’t grown up since high school or middle school.


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+ Joaquin27488 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:00 pm said:

The store update will be out soon enough, a day earlier some say!

Grow-up D:


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+ jgrizzle358 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:02 pm said:

“available soon”

huh… I downloaded it BEFORE this blog was posted…


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+ righello on September 20th, 2010 at 9:03 pm said:

Whenever SCE announces something, there’s always bitterness.. wonder why.

It will probably never end. Sad because PSOne and PS2 were so good!! But Sony probably changed management and fired all the ppl that made it possible.. Just imagining. Still sad though.


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+ KILLZONE79 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:03 pm said:

@ 153

PlayStation Move is awesome fun, buy the sports bundle for $99
comes with sports champion, motion, controller, PSye, demo disc with 11 demos on it.

on sports champion theres: Disc golf, volleyball, gladiator, bocce ball, table tennis, archery

my most favorite so far is gladiator.


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 20th, 2010 at 9:03 pm said:

@fuzzyclutter~this is a repost from a prior blog…correct me if I’m wrong…you are saying that if someone downloads a movie or a tv show to either a PS3 or PSP, and the machine breaks (then that person replaces it with a brand new machine) or it gets fixed through Sony, those downloads are gone and will not be replaced by Sony?? THAT IS JUST BAD BUSINESS AND WRONG!! good thing I only purchase classic games through PSN. but seriously though, let’s all just purchase those items on discs…maybe then Sony will change their mind on that situation!! all digital content is not happening anytime soon. how are they getting away with this?? my 2 cents for the day!!


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+ ffrulez on September 20th, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

It would be awesome if you didn’t stop making those video previews of the software. But i guess it doesn’t really matter, because all the recent updates have been minor.

This is not particularly applicable to people like me who don’t own a 3D TV. I think it would be a good idea to make all major updates like these have something for everyone. And not just something really minor


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 20th, 2010 at 9:05 pm said:

duh… are you even aware of psn rules .. are you even aware that logs are kept of text messages ? are you even aware that the posting of TROPHIES ON FACEBOOK is a function of the PSN and WHATEVER HAPPENS ON FACEBOOK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PSN AND SO THEREFORE , you cant be reported for what happens on facebook … your an idiot who ignores common knowledge to create a scare . sell your ps3 and go buy some common sense .


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+ xXReDxSparoweXx on September 20th, 2010 at 9:06 pm said:

i am unable to download the update…..


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+ Lestatdelioncort on September 20th, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

@fuzzyclutter whoa oh calm down man you miss understood me, i read your comment on facebook on how funny it was what you mentioned so i mentioned something funny too. Like how i hope my friends don’t think im spamming on facebook everytime i sync up my trophies on there. I didn’t mean it with what i was talking about right now.


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+ kenkraly2004 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:10 pm said:

Like the new update 3.50 thanks sony I like my ps3.


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+ DiabloNeonX on September 20th, 2010 at 9:11 pm said:

Another wasteful update.

Where’s Netflix, cross game chat, PS2 emulation, etc…

You know…functionality that people actually want.

PS3. It only does everything…except what PS3 owners actually want.


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+ KILLZONE79 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:12 pm said:

it is now 9:12pm pacific (11:12pm centeral here) still no store update, i hope the maintence window didnt screw it up


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+ xxnike629xx on September 20th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

Got the update.

Eh, not that great. T_T As usual though…

:: waits for next firmware update::


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+ Lord_Ka1n on September 20th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

not that im really complaining, its supposed to be tomorrow anyway. but when the cake are they updating the store? its 2113 here (central)


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 20th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

@PhillyTheCat it is true .once the machine you dl’d the video to breaks for good , you cant redownload nor will a backup function on another machine work . i lost 5 videos like that , but to be fair to sony , it’s an industry wide issue that goes back to DRM agreements with the 3rd party vendors of those videos . consumer protection laws need to catch up with technology .


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+ amguitarman86 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

How about a fix for the problem people have with the stuttering that occurs when you wirelessly stream videos to the PS3. Like AVIs. That would be awesome.


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+ ProjectInfiniti on September 20th, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

The store is going to be updated when the maintenance starts…. :|


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+ Lord_Ka1n on September 20th, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

@ diablo. XGC is not needed at all. its a pretty useless feature. what are you people? teenage girls who need to be constantly on their cellphone? focus on the game!

and ps2 games probably wont happen, only the 60 and 80 gigs can play them, and its not something you can fix with an update.

we should have netflix though.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on September 20th, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

While everyone’s waiting for the store update, relax with some good music.

Brandon Flowers – Only the Young

This store update is going to be massive, haha can’t wait! Man facebook is everywhere nowadays, pretty soon our boy Nathan Drake going to be using Facebook Places to locate hidden treasures, Sully tweeting his every move.

I value that the team is working hard and I’m pleased with the grief reporting, but as a customer I would like to see more game/console related updates that build upon the XMB and PSN to make it easier to use and navigate through. (Sorting options, small things really)


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+ FRANKMAN1 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

9pm pacific like u told us and stills no update… FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU please i want my RDR dlc and deathspank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ XizorTower on September 20th, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

Did you fixed the internet browser?, cause it always freezes while using facebook.


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+ brandvegn on September 20th, 2010 at 9:18 pm said:

Awesome! As soon as you re-enable OtherOS, I will be definitely updating my machine! You might as well. It was the USB slots that got you in trouble.


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+ eproo on September 20th, 2010 at 9:18 pm said:

Facebook. Nice… biggest social network with one of the biggest gaming network.


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+ P_KiD_5_8 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:19 pm said:

when r u guys goin to add party chat like the 360 has dont let them beat u on the online experience!! juss copy everything they have done ur beating them in all the other areas!


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