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PS3 System Software Update (v3.66)

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, PlayStation Network

A new PS3 system software update, v3.66, will be released soon. With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.

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zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:12 pm

nice

mob_uk said:

June 22nd, 6:13 pm

After the network outage embarrassment, I was thinking team PlayStation would be reinvigorated and push through some good improvements i.e browser UPDATE.

p.s people give the party chat thing a rest already it’s so overrated..

Zz-triniboi-zZ said:

June 22nd, 6:13 pm

i LoVe Ps3!

playstantion said:

June 22nd, 6:13 pm

PS3 format software and network services has been improved, I like it! :D but i was expecting more info.

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:14 pm

ps3 best allexclusive sony got

Skater_Ricky said:

June 22nd, 6:16 pm

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Hope we get the Party Invite system that will be in the new PlayStation Vita will be nice to use these features across the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita while playing with friends on PlayStation Network.

Will make things user friendly to invite or to join in a Game with our PSN friends.

I get excited as anyone can tell when it comes to Firmware updates haha.

Thanks Eric Lempel for Reading my Comments :D

Have a good one and keep the firmware updates coming ;)

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shellzie81 said:

June 22nd, 6:16 pm

ok i must be dumb my password works on here but it keeps tellin i have the wrong password on my system.. anyone kno why it would do that?

explosive78 said:

June 22nd, 6:17 pm

This is nice and all, but can we PLEASE get some gaming related updates. New music visualizers. Something done to playstation life. Optimized in game xmb so it runs faster. There is so much room for improvement. I still love playstation and all for it’s games, but man look at playstation share for once.

megamixer said:

June 22nd, 6:18 pm

Jun 22 2011 – PS3 System Software Update (v3.66)
A new PS3 system software update, v3.66, will be released soon. With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.

Jan 26 2011 – PS3 System Software Update (v3.56)
A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.

Jan 19 2011 – PSP System Software Update (v6.37)
Hi, everyone. A new PSP system software update, v6.37, will be released soon. This is a minor update that improves system software stability during use of some features.

Dec 06 2011 – PS3 System Software Update (v3.55)
A new PS3 system software update, v3.55, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.

Sep 06 2011 – PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.42 Now Available
Hi everyone! A minor update to your PS3 system is now available via system software update v3.42 that includes additional security features. For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 system, please visit the PS3 System Updates page.

Anyone notice a trend?

D-Roca said:

June 22nd, 6:18 pm

nice, can’t wait!!

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:18 pm

@55 lol

Puscifer73 said:

June 22nd, 6:19 pm

Does this fix the stability for Infamous 2 and other games that have been crashing since the last System Update? As well as, speed up button responses in the XMB?

steadydecline said:

June 22nd, 6:19 pm

The vita interface better be coming to the ps3. xmb sucks so hard

adrian97c said:

June 22nd, 6:20 pm

Party/cross-game chat function: just like Xbx

megamixer said:

June 22nd, 6:23 pm

@Skater_Ricky
The real kicker is that fan-made firmware can/does support all of those things you’re asking for, and then some. :D

JumperPrime said:

June 22nd, 6:24 pm

Will this update fix the freezing issues with DC Universe Online? The freezing’s been horrible ever since they released Update 3 and SOE’s hotfixes have been of limited effectiveness

sindiewen said:

June 22nd, 6:24 pm

Ohh, another useless PSN update.
May I add somthing?
Sony, please give us featues that can compete with the 360.

dan08pires said:

June 22nd, 6:25 pm

CROSS GAME CHAT??

Street_Killaz said:

June 22nd, 6:29 pm

Nice!!!Downloading after my movies done!!

greyfeast said:

June 22nd, 6:30 pm

Good stuff. More security to keep those no-life hacker kids away.
Now if only there was a way to update the intelligence of the users so they wouldn’t whine every time there’s an update to protect them…

TUSTIN1 said:

June 22nd, 6:30 pm

@ megamixer – yeah, I notice a trend – SONY keeps beefing up their security – and you see a problem with this, why?

Also, Sept 2011 hasn’t happened yet – are you psychic or just sloppy with your references…

MarinoBrea said:

June 22nd, 6:31 pm

@Skater_Ricky

Great job man, but you know the only answer you might get is : “submit it to PS.blog share” LOL. Blog.share, the lamest joke I’ve ever seen lol

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:31 pm

need stop with cross game chat boreing hell

AwRy108 said:

June 22nd, 6:31 pm

For all you idiots still whining about Cross Game Chat, here’s some breaking news: it’s not happening. Ever.

Cross Game Chat would utilize system resources that the PS3’s architecture just can’t spare, especially considering its small amount of system RAM and video RAM.

Besides, wouldn’t you rather SONY utilize every last bit of resource power the PS3 has to continue making the best looking games on the market? I’d much sooner have games that look as good as the Uncharted series, rather than Cross Game Chat; and if you disagree, then why don’t you just go play on 360? Have fun with their big library of exclusives. Oh, wait: they don’t have one.

TUSTIN1 said:

June 22nd, 6:32 pm

Not to mention December 2011…

wilsonfamily said:

June 22nd, 6:32 pm

Ya i gotta say that only getting system updates that adds mysterious stability and what not is getting old. we haven’t had an update that has actually added something new to the system. While i am not dying without having cross chat i think it would be nice to have along with several other features such as…

backwards compatibility
Redesigned or completely redone xmb
Mire trophy support for games that don’t have them.
ability to read external drives that aren’t limited to fat/fat32 format
custom avatars
capture gameplay footage and save as movie file to either the hd or external
Better internet browser
more audio/video file support

just to name a few

brown3y3killa87 said:

June 22nd, 6:35 pm

Whine Whine Whine just take the update and let Sony do what they got to do.

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:36 pm

YEP RIGHTS

TUSTIN1 said:

June 22nd, 6:36 pm

@73 brown3y3killa87 +1

iHZ_UFire5 said:

June 22nd, 6:36 pm

And this is what happens when hackers release a how-to enter QA Flag.

kenneth26 said:

June 22nd, 6:37 pm

I just hope this one doesn’t kill my bluray drive like the last update did.

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:37 pm

@78 HEHE

Skater_Ricky said:

June 22nd, 6:38 pm

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@megamixer

I know right! I know the features I always ask for are really important and would make PSN over all more enjoyable.
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I for one RECOMMEND a MAJOR REVAMP on the IN-GAME XMB. I rather see a Menu System or just the Features that can be used while playing games.

It takes literally around 30-60 seconds before I can see the entire XMB load up to be used. (The More I have on my 500GB 5400 Hard Disc Drive the slower it seems to get.)

Can’t Find anywhere on the Support page that a 5400RPM or 7200RPM would run faster on the PS3.
I hear some say it doesn’t make a big difference. I like to see Results of these tests for one.

I also like to know how much more Improvements does it make with a Solid State Drive then a Hard Disc Drive.

dan08pires said:

June 22nd, 6:38 pm

meh, I’d still like CROSS GAME CHAT or an official word from SONY on the matter, thank you very much.

TemPz_itsMrRdBqa said:

June 22nd, 6:41 pm

y does it say the sites under matinence when i wanna make a new account

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:41 pm

happy for update ps3 you are the best console out there of one console call xbox kiss my __________

MadMeat001 said:

June 22nd, 6:42 pm

THIS IS OUT OF SUBJECT BUT OMG!!! WHERE HAS MARCUS GONE!??!?!?!?!
PLAYSTATION JUST DELETED HIS YOUTUBE DO THIS MEAN WE WON’T SEE MORE FROM HIM? :(((((

darkclouds01 said:

June 22nd, 6:42 pm

hey Eric. thanks for the update. Can you do us a big favor and add a ding sound for when a message is received or when a friend sign on. thanks again.
clouds out.

NeoHumpty said:

June 22nd, 6:43 pm

Just roll out 4.0 already. Give us a reason to be excited for an update for a change.

dragonleader33 said:

June 22nd, 6:46 pm

You know 3.0 came out in Sept of 09. We are nearing 2 years now without a full 1 point upgrade. With no news on cross game chat for the PS3 I really hope you guys have something planned. With the way things have been going for you guys, you should really take a look at your own creation and see just how many “ideas” you can make happen. The top 5 have been there since the start and you guys show no interest in making your customer happy. Seems ironic to me. Well here is to hope I guess.

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:46 pm

@ 86 darkclounds should add sound friends come on online message like xbox make sound friends come on line

SlaughteredNinja said:

June 22nd, 6:49 pm

It’d be cool if the PS3 had party chat, but I’m not going to constantly whine about it every time there’s a system update. I like this update that’ll improve the PS3’s stability. If you want cross game chat, go play crap box.

jrolson said:

June 22nd, 6:50 pm

Give us more features! Not stability updates…

megamixer said:

June 22nd, 6:50 pm

@TUSTIN1
“Also, Sept 2011 hasn’t happened yet – are you psychic or just sloppy with your references…”
Just pointing out that the dates and postings are all essentially interchangable. Same crap, different date be it past, present, or future… :(

WebScud said:

June 22nd, 6:50 pm

Considering I’ve been having issues connecting to Netflix and MLB.TV on both of my PS3s, this update is welcome.

wilsonfamily said:

June 22nd, 6:54 pm

I am all for stability and security updates, they are essential however i feel that after the long long wait, we are do for some much needed new features and updates to other aspects of the system/games than just the stability and security

SoleAddict23 said:

June 22nd, 6:54 pm

How about the most requested features for PS3 for over four years? You know, cross chat, cross party chat, universal game invites, improved UI, PSN name change, voice messaging, PS button press to access notification, universal own music playback etc, you know features that have already been announced for PS Vita.

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 6:56 pm

@94 lol never going heppend cross game chat stop whinng crybaby over it

trackiller said:

June 22nd, 6:56 pm

I want a real update Sony…something new !!!

timmy19888 said:

June 22nd, 6:57 pm

all i see is nothing but complainers still. sony should not realease any updates, nothing to the store, no patches to games. and see if that calms down everybody. your not all gonna get your way. get over it or just get a xbox

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