Posted by Eric Lempel on Dec 06, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment
A new PS3 system software update, v3.55, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.
+ Spinout209 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:
Nice, Can’t Wait!
+ ILOVEPLASTATION3 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:
Where are the big updates at?! lol I love those type of updates better.
+ gold5225 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:03 pm said:
I hope it adds something secret too!
+ Spinout209 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:03 pm said:
Just curious though, why such a small update? There has got to be something else coming with it
+ GamerMoney on December 6th, 2010 at 5:04 pm said:
sigh….got me all happy since it’s almost christmas…lol y’all made me waste a tear
+ ARC_Stig on December 6th, 2010 at 5:05 pm said:
Yes, please do give us some nice little nugget of goodness :).
+ KALEL114 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:05 pm said:
Take that criminals!!
+ WakizashiM on December 6th, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:
Probably has something to do with GT5.
+ angelspawn77 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:
Cant wait for a security update?
+ DAnnyDanger on December 6th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:
better safe than sorry :)
+ ReefrRulz on December 6th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:
I’m just hoping this will cure my trophy sync failing at 11%.
It’d be nice if this would trim some of the fat off the ingame XMB, also. Cleaning up the icons that appear but can’t access unless you quit game would help the speed. I would think anyway
+ Zhi13 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:
Ok! thanks for the heads up
+ jazzyrider on December 6th, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:
Please clarify on the security update! And is it required?
+ Joaquin27488 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:
Of course it’s required, it’s mandatory to have the latest firmware installed to be able to log on PSN.
Let’s hope this takes care of hackers for a while.
+ AG-WarFighter on December 6th, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:
Sony please its been a year with useless updates. ok fine yes we need security but wat about new stuff!!!!!!!
+ XxDeathDoctorxX on December 6th, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:
last update of this yr? add some features some more plz like voice messages or cross game voice chat or in game music for all games and dont leave it upto the devs they dont add in game music usely and a faster xmb
+ Ethereal on December 6th, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:
Well I guess security is something you always need. Damn Hackers. Eagerly awaiting the next big update!
+ REkTALSPiDER on December 6th, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:
I’d rather have an update that fixes the slow WiFi downloads :-)
(google: ps3 slow download wpa2 for example)
+ Ruffday on December 6th, 2010 at 5:21 pm said:
I wonder what Sony’s gonna remove now!
+ DNAgent on December 6th, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:
I don’t always update, but when I do…It’s a security update.
But seriously, how about that cross-game voice chat?
+ Fenrir2606 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:
At least this time you all said its a security update instead of “this update increases compatibility with certain games” lol One step in the right direction.
+ Trixzter7 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:
It should be illegal for me to have to download an update that does basically nothing when I could be playing Gran Turismo 5.
+ Destiny89 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:
Aww i was hoping for a big update that adds something new, i would like to have a voice message added to ps3
+ symeon6 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:
Me want new web browser >:( … But safety is good too.
+ twooh on December 6th, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:
Don’t update ladies and gentlemen. It’s a trap.
3.50 is better.;)
Google: Jailbreak ps3 3.50
+ FredPunella on December 6th, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:
XxDeathDoctorxX shut up.
Get off this site you pathetic troll.
+ Chessy_08 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:
Yo sony these security updates arent doing jack to prevent the hackers and modders form doing anything so why dont u work on add some features for all the legitimate PS3 owners?
+ Enforcer_X on December 6th, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:
Boring … thanks a lot hackers and thank you Sony for pounding the rest of us that aren’t engaging in hacking our systems.
Please see my Blog Share idea regarding an open app store/market place for these very talented hackers/developers to showcase there work.
+ Joaquin27488 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:26 pm said:
Dudes, dudes, cam control for XMB, yeah, that just happened xD
WHAT IS UP?
+ ThatPolishBoy13 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:
I bet its more than a security update… Maybe something secret will be put into this update.
+ Taker_129 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:
Blame the media for complaining about the updates. I loved when the ps3 got updated because that meant the ps3 was getting a new feature. But as usual, the media b#tches about it and now Sony has reduced the amount of updates we get a year. I really hate the gaming media with all their bias. But Sony keep up the good work. More updates please.
+ POI2NO_DETECTIVE on December 6th, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:
Dont waste my time and bandwidth sony, at least add a feature
+ Skater_Ricky on December 6th, 2010 at 5:31 pm said:
Need to Add a Option to Defragment Hard Drive in the Settings Selection
It seems the More and More I fill up my 500GB HDD it gets slower and slower.
+ Zinacef on December 6th, 2010 at 5:33 pm said:
+ AztecaPride559 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:34 pm said:
Whatever happened to the GOOD updates? You know, the ones that actually add features we want?
+ cortiz2092000 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:
yeah i heard that about the jailbreak update for 3.50 ps3 now…
and 3.55 is just a security patch… really sony if u want people to update u gotta give em reasons to like something new that everyone in the ps3 could enjoy so BOO!!! i hope u consider bringing Crisis core onto the psn store for us pspgo users
im tried of this
+ yazter on December 6th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:
People have been asking for certain features for years now, and you intentionally ignore them.
Yet a firmware is jailbroken and bam, within 72 hours a new firmware rolls out.
Why not show such enthusiasm for other features?
+ Kamiboy on December 6th, 2010 at 5:37 pm said:
Oh, wonderful, another one of those. This sort of bollocks is what killed the PSP, so why not keep it up SCE?
+ GooDer_gAMe on December 6th, 2010 at 5:40 pm said:
Great update. Love updates of all kinds, major features or not. Better than getting 1 update yearly. Keep up the good work.
+ Skater_Ricky on December 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm said:
Dear Sony Development Team,
This is Skater_Ricky Christmas List That I hope all
SONY Elvis can put these toys into the ever so growing
? (Party System) Cross Game Voice Chat
? Voice Messaging (30 second – 60 second clip)
? Be able to hit the PS button to Answer a Message that a Friend has Sent
? Faster IN-GAME XMB.. take out useless options that can’t be used or REVAMP the whole In-game XMB or just make a better In-game menu all together and deal without the XMB for in-game Menu.
? Option to Defragment Hard Drive in the Settings Selection
? Custom Avatars
? Screenshoot Capture Built into the PS3 OS across all Games and Apps.
? Easier to Customize Folders for all MUSIC, GAME, PHOTO’s
? Direct Feed from PlayStation Blog in the What’s New Section.
? Music Player Visual (Bigger Album Art) while playing with a nice Music Player Visuals.
? iPhone and iPod support to Upload Pictures and Listen to Music. (I’d like to at least upload my pictures from my iPhone to my PS3)
? Backward Compatibility with PS2 (Software/Firmware Update)
Thanks Skater_Ricky :D
+ NURADEEN on December 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm said:
i don’t mind a security update but add some new features. i usually wait a few days after a firmware is out to see the feedback from those that downloaded it. SONY you need to add new features not just mandate us with a security update . I don’t think sony can stop the downgrader. GIVE US NEW FEATURES! EVERYBODY JOIN TOGETHER AND DEMAND NEW FEATURES! AND GIVE ME BACK OTHER OS! INDIAN GIVERS! end of rant . here come the sony bendovers….
+ hdx514 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm said:
The PS3 was jailbroken several months ago, I fail to see how it’s surprising at all that we’re entering the firmware arms race phase – it’s only natural. Don’t blame Sony, blame the jailbreakers.
The scene guys came up with ways to downgrade v3.50 to v3.41, and more recently showed vids running unsigned codes on v3.50. What do you expect Sony to do, do nothing and let everyone FTP illegal downloaded games to their console and hack trophy info?
+ Link01 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:
Good for the security… but you guys are a little over due for a big update, no offense.
+ AngleofDeath696 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:
Please add full MKV support.
+ Keysersoze10033 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:
That’s it? Boooooo Boooooooo
+ fourtwenty2009 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:46 pm said:
What a waste of time and resources. You aren’t stopping any hackers, you’re just ruining the customer experience with daily updates.
What a PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHAT!
+ shystie1 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:47 pm said:
New patch … !!!
Oh wait it’s just a security patch!!!!
Now I have a Sad Face!! :(
+ mjc0961 on December 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:
@32: I don’t think Sony has ever released those kinds of updates for the PS3. I mean, I don’t know about anyone else, but I sure didn’t ask for a video editor, colorful friend lists, Home, and all the other junk we get.
This nonsense is a waste of our time. The pirates are just going to crack the new update soon enough, and then we’ll get another worthless update, and another and another and another. Just stop wasting our time with these silly things and work on actual features.
+ JnF_Gho5t on December 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:
Was expecting more to be honest
+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on December 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:
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