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PS3 System Software Update v3.50 Available Soon

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network

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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smogreen said:

September 21st, 11:31 pm

So yeah, when are we going to be able to change our PSN ID?

SurfDrifter said:

September 22nd, 2:12 am

@superstewie: Probably you don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s an issue that started since fw 3.40 and affects people with multiple PS3 systems. It has nothing to do with the ability of login in at 1 PS3 at a time.

It has to do with proper trophy syncing between your systems.
For instance i play in my living room and earn few trophies, then I decide to go to the bedroom and resume playing there, but the trophies earned in living room, will not sync in my bedroom’s PS3.

Before 3.40 it was possilbe, now it requires verious workarounds (delete and re-create the account or earn a trophy and then sync) which are tedious or sometimes simply impossible to do.

ranger69 said:

September 22nd, 3:03 am

Love the facebook and grief report but, the push for 3d is getting out of hand. Most people I talk to say they won’t be buying 3d tv’s do to the fact they just got hd tv’s or had them for only 2 years. This did not work nin the 80’s and won’t work now. Only a few percent will get it.

ranger69 said:

September 22nd, 3:04 am

sorry about the spelling just woke up. lol


September 22nd, 3:30 am

Another update that does not benefit me. Sony when are you going to listen to your customers and give us some things, that we as a whole, really want. I for one want a better web browser. I don’t care about facebook. Give us stuff that will make our PS3 experience better. I wish I could use the 3D but in reality, more than 75 percent of your customers won’t have a 3D tv until maybe the PS4. Please Sony, give us functions we can use.

Phizbizzlment said:

September 22nd, 3:59 am

After downloading this update I can no longer play games on my PS3. The system will not load games I attempt to play. About the only thing I can do with my PS3 at the moment is stream movies from netflix… not all that much fun. PLEASE ADVISE!!!

carlosmrce said:

September 22nd, 4:50 am


ghost_nite2000 said:

September 22nd, 6:00 am

What they dont/didnt tell anyone about that new up date is that it will shut down your playstation network ( mine shut down for amost 5 hours) it’ll say that the login info is wrong and and the password is incorrect .

Phizbizzlment said:

September 22nd, 6:22 am

That is the exact problem I am having, only it seems to be taking much longer than 5 hours. Mine is going on 24 hours now and I haven’t seen a glimmer of hope yet. Anyone know of another fix for this or am I just screwed here?

Markus-Ruski said:

September 22nd, 6:39 am

I’m furious with PlayStation for this ridiculous faux pas. Had they not tested the patch? Surely they should have known that these numerous and destructive problems were going to occur? I dont know what to do now. I still cant log in over 24 hours after the update and can’t play past certain points in games as the system crashes. Uggghhh!

Markus-Ruski said:

September 22nd, 6:42 am

Why can’t they provide a smoother Playstation experience and enhance the homescreen to incorporate better features instead of 3D support that blatantly wasn’t ready anyway. I love the PS3 but the 360 is much more user friendly and I cant understand why a massive company like Sony can’t offer us a better experience

Sindred said:

September 22nd, 6:52 am

I’d hardly call Burger King ads greeting you when you turn your system on, “user friendly.” And judging from the recent “disc read” and “4 gig 360s not working with coop Halo Reach”, I’d say 360 is all but exempt from having it’s own problems.

Phizbizzlment said:

September 22nd, 6:53 am

Well, it seems I’m not alone then, this is just plain terrible. Lets hope there is another patch to fix the 3.5 update by the time I get home from work today. Please make it work Sony, and soon… the inability to play games on my Playstation is rather ironic isn’t it? Meh…

Grigor said:

September 22nd, 7:49 am

—–I’ve noticed that “1” reply out of 363 comments “1” wow thanks for looking out, maybe if some of the comments weren’t so blatantly obvious and embarrassing we’d all get more replies from SONY———

You know we’ve all just been BEGGING for the 3-D never mind the cross game chat that I and apparently thousands of people have been waiting for… hey Sony you want MORE PS+ subscribers???? ADD CROSS GAME CHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’d pay for that alone! BUT INSTEAD I’m looking at a list of games I already own!!! Definitely NOT renewing my subscription. Another thing why the heck cant you update the browser or visualizer????

cupfc said:

September 22nd, 8:28 am

both of my PS3 black thunder controllers do not work after this update WTF

fiv it or i will buy a xbox 360 and sell my PS3

jeep_2003 said:

September 22nd, 11:49 am

Is that rumor of a PS4, JUST A RUMOR OR……REALITY!

svenndahl said:

September 22nd, 1:07 pm

“Might be too late to comment here and get a response, but I tried playing Aliens Vs Monsters retail 3D BD and it wouldn’t even show up on the XMB.”

Same here :-(

Zombies-R-People said:

September 22nd, 1:30 pm

Here’s an idea. Stop making games with 720p res. ur games are on blu ray and you still put games at 720p res. xbox had an update and all their games are at 1080p WTH blu ray is supposed to be better? than why are we playing games at 720p? games that look awesom on xbox look less shinned on ps3 cause they run at 720. lets fix this

FormerPSfan said:

September 22nd, 2:16 pm


Absolutely correct. Its more than a shame we’re stuck with 720p on nearly every game released now. PS3 should not be advertised as a 1080p system when new games are not being shipped that way PERIOD!

And yes we used to get games in 1080p, why don’t we anymore? that alone is proof it is indeed possible. Thats right folks we had a scant few 1080p games YEARS ago that proved beyond any doubt that full HD rez games on PS3 are possible as they should be.

Wulfjr said:

September 22nd, 7:38 pm

Did the update and now my ps3 will not oot up. Touch the power button, green light comes on with the usual ding, then the 3 beeps and the light turns red and blinks. I’m hoping this just didnt kill my original 60gig cause i still play my ps2 games.

ReAnim8or said:

September 22nd, 11:55 pm

Thanks to the update, I can’t login. PLEASE FIX!

roadfighter911 said:

September 23rd, 2:52 am

i’m not sure if its because i only did the update today or if its because i’m in south africa, but my ps3 updated fine to v3.50 and havent had any issues on my ps3 since the update…

shalyboy said:

September 23rd, 7:52 am

What games???

riffed777 said:

September 23rd, 12:51 pm

Come on, SONY!! Download 61% of update 3.50…then, ERROR 8002F997. (over and over) Does this mean my HDD has now got corrupted data on it? If I could get to it, I could delete it. WILL THERE BE A NEW UPDATE SOON TO OVERWRITE CORRUPT DATA? so, I dont have to format my whole PS3. Come on Sony, give me an answer!!

MentulamCaco said:

September 23rd, 4:14 pm

I’ve read on several websites that the v3.5 update stops 3rd-party peripherals from working via the usb sockets(usb thumbdrives/joypads,etc.,).
Can anyone verify this? Or is it just the rumour mill at work.

ZARAK-X said:

September 23rd, 4:20 pm

Since the update 3.15 that I’m afraid to update my ps3, I do not have that crap jailbreak or anything of piracy, but after so many people complain about problems after doing the update 3.42 and 3.50… I have many doubts if I’ll update, the one that has everything to lose from this is sony, no one is happy to stay with the ps3 damaged after doing a firmUpdate, and they(Sony) don´t recognise this problem (undreds of complains….).
In conclusion, while i´m not sure that I will not spoil my PS3 with new firmware I will not update.
I do not care a damn for anything about 3D lol (I have an LG Infinia Full LED, Full HD 42 “;-)) I am interested more for good graphics and good resolution ( Native 1080p it´s a DREAM):-p
Please Sony, give us some good Firmware updates that don´t brick our PS3´S.
Ps – sorry for my rusty english lol ;-)

Lezz said:

September 24th, 12:09 am

This update breaks the goto functionality with PS3mediaServer

carlosmrce said:

September 24th, 12:18 pm

still no cross chat…

BalramRules said:

September 24th, 12:49 pm

da eu version of this post is WAAY more detailed, or are da EU just receivin more features?

nmccall said:

September 24th, 9:55 pm

If Sony’s implementation of 3D included more formats – checkerboard, field-sequential (compatible with CRTs), anaglyph (compatible with ALL TVs) – then lots more people, including me, would be excited with the addition of 3D capability. But, no, they gotta stick to only a few sets & HDMI 1.4, ignoring almost their entire user base. Pathetic.

Purgatori303 said:

September 25th, 3:06 pm

Ok seriously, if you report someone for being “verbally abusive”, then maybe you shouldn’t be gaming at all. If you are that weak, then go play with your stuffed animals. How about being able to report people for stuff that really counts…hacking and cheating?!

borje2 said:

September 25th, 3:14 pm

When will PS3 be able to shift the position of subtitles for DVD and Blu-ray. This is becoming a standard feature for mediaplayers and Blu-ray players.

Kedaro said:

September 25th, 3:25 pm

@382 Purgatori303

Telling people they shouldn’t be gaming online based on what they feel is right or wrong… really? There are very clear lines not to cross when trash talking.

Some people don’t like being called names, and some people don’t like being sworn at or treated like garbage.

You are trying to raise a scene by telling people to play with their stuffed animals etc, I’m guessing someone used that on you for whining about someone cheating because they were better than you at a game?

Purgatori303 said:

September 25th, 4:18 pm

LOL, always the excuse for someone who probably uses hacks themselves. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out when someone is using a hack, or if someone is just that good. Or perhaps you just can’t figure it out. Reporting someone for trash talking is weak for the simple fact that you can just block that person from messaging you. It’s that simple. Then you can go on about your business, unless you want to whine and cry about it for the rest of your life because you have nothing better to do with your time. Cheaters are pathetic losers who deliberately go out of their way to ruin the game for people who actually have skill. They should not have access to online play period.

Kedaro said:

September 25th, 4:45 pm

@385 Purgatori303

Ok so my Wife gets a message out of the blue it has picture attached to it, of a man’s junk, This is a man who made several un-provoked attempts to be a sleazeball at her simply because he added her out of the blue during a latenight socom session which I was present for. now the fact that it happened doesn’t bother me, but if for some reason that had been my 10 year old daughter playing LBP online under my supervision. I’d like an easy access option for reporting the jerk right then and there, He’s lucky that we (wife & I) have a sense of humor. If we weren’t too busy laughing about how average sized his junk was(nothing special to be sending people) I think she was ready to report him for it.

For the record though, had that been my daughter playing LBP he’d be getting sued, For irreversable psychological damages, Sony does not want the headache of people like him on the PSN, so this option is a good one.

yuri_ha said:

September 26th, 2:19 pm

Why Sony hasn’t published a firmware that plays MKV files?

MentulamCaco said:

September 26th, 3:19 pm

Does anyone know the score on the Xvid file problem?
(reports of no playback – recognised as an ‘unsupported file type’)
Can anyone who has updated to 3.50 verify this?
Many thanks in advance. ;0

AllOrZer0 said:

September 26th, 8:11 pm

To everyone who keeps downvoting cross-game chat or complaining that it’s a useless feature, go play Borderlands or any number of other online games where the chat features are borked or just flat-out don’t work and tell me it’s unnecessary.

There needs to be a unified system for PSN players to use that isn’t game/company dependent. Cross-game chat (specifically Skype as a background app) solves that problem and adds a much-needed functionality to an otherwise good system. For those of us who would complain, just don’t use it, but don’t downvote something that would solve a rather major issue.

J3N0V4_legacy said:

September 28th, 4:05 pm

so are you gonna give us something we want in the next update or are you just gonna keep throwing stuff the nobody cares about at us.

you could kill any legitimate reason for people to JB their consoles just by giving them what they want. what they want means MKV support, the return of OtherOS, PS2 support, mid-level homebrew support. what does sony stand to lose by giving us compatibility with the newest video containers, an old feature returned, what should have been there in the first place and common sense, let me answer that for you, NOTHING

boneyardweller89 said:

October 4th, 9:04 pm

A couple of things…

1. These recent firmware updates have not really had a lot of features that are useful to me. I like some of the little changes like how the background changes when you highlight the PS Store icon. But there used to be a time when firmware updates had tons of useful features in them. (i.e. Remote Play, auto-start, automatic downloads) What happened to that? I appreciate all the effort you guys are putting into these firmware updates, but it seems like we’re waiting 2-3 months for an update that adds something that I’ll never use like video editing.

2. I know you guys are tired of hearing about Cross-Game Chat. I know you’re working on it. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it won’t be out for a while (if ever), but could you at least tell us why you haven’t implemented it yet?

Is XGC just a really hard feature to implement? We’d understand.

Are the rumors about EA blocking the feature true? (blink twice if the answer’s yes)

Is it because SCEJ does all the firmware updates instead of SCEE and SCEA and they don’t want to put XGC in the firmware?

Can you please just give us a reason???

Robski805 said:

October 4th, 11:42 pm

Updated the Ps3 to v3.5 now I cant play anygames….seems like Im not the only one with this problem. A fix would be nice; like ASAP, whats the point of a PS3 that only plays movies????

SticKeM727 said:

October 5th, 11:38 pm

Im not sure if this is the place I need to post this but ever since v3.5 came out my Ps3 Slim has been freezing!!! After every online match on COD MW2 my ps3 freezes!!! I have to turn it off and turn it on again, Then I can start a game then right at the end where is loads your k/d it freezes!

I’ve tried to go wireless with the internet connecting and hardwired, still nothing

I’ve formatted the drive and reinstalled v3.5 and still didnt work. anyone else have this problem

Wandahl-Fogh said:

October 11th, 2:21 pm

I’m having major issues after this update. I can’t play GTA IV, Mirrors Edge, they both freeze at the loading screen and I have to restart the playstation. CoD MW2 freezes online so i’m not able to play, it freezes as well. Singleplayer, splitscreen works though. It seems that many users have these problems so what can we do to fix this?

CBRRich said:

October 18th, 10:06 pm

I would rather like to keep my other os so I guess I will be keeping firmware 3.15. Speaking of which anyone know a work around for getting the diskless netflix UI without upgrading the firmware?


SteeliestGuzman said:

October 19th, 1:20 pm

i found another hidden feature and this one and no knows about this earlier today when i was about to install a demo game it was an error however error suggestion part can now be accesible for users. SCE can now show some issues caused by app meaning games, dlc and other by corrupted or unknown error.

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