Posted by Eric Lempel SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network
A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.
January 26th, 6:32 pm
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY YESS THANKS SONY
I have 2 things to say. 1. there were hackers on ps3 before some virgin cracked the ps3. 2. 12% and fail = sony epic fail.
1st try failed at 9%, 2nd try failed at 11%, 3rd try failed at 8%…
Why can’t you ever release these patches in the morning to spread out the bandwidth. No, you have to always release them in the evening when we’re getting home from work and now we can’t play online because we can’t download due to the servers being overwhelmed.
January 26th, 6:33 pm
Update went fine for me…took 8 mins to download & update
Thank you for absolutely nothing Sony; the useless endeavors you make to spurn the hacker community and ruin everything for those of us who actually buy everything.
A security patch that fails and locks everyone out of the PSN is an f’ing waste of space, get your crap together or start facing the loss of customers.
here i go online have fun waiting
January 26th, 6:34 pm
They are a japenese company. They are going to release ALL of the updates in the morning for Japan.
return 4; //chosen by fair dice roll.
// guaranteed to be totally random.
January 26th, 6:35 pm
32% and Fails to complete, good job a useless faulty patch
WHO WANTS POPCORN???
im full plus i downloaded it already
January 26th, 6:36 pm
I doesn’t even pass 0% Sony, if you ruined my PS3 and I won’t be able to update no more longer I’m so going to sue you.
I understand you wanna ban the hackers but ruining the system of the loyal users like me….honestly that’s crap
Yeah for security patches. Hey hotz I’m send you my bandwidth bill
A direct download link to grab and update via USB key would be much appreciated.
49% at 30 minutes. See it for what it is, folks. One step closer to Ultron.
Update seems to be going fine for me. Looking forward to hearing what’s announced tonight (I’m on the west coast).
As far as the lack of new features in updates, I’m sure something is going to be coming eventually. My PS3 does everything I want it to and more
Where the XBOTS at????
January 26th, 6:38 pm
WoW!!! Download is finished 28% installed.
Security is better than nothing. I’d rather have some security than not being able to enjoy my games.
instead of sitting here complaining about updates that block out modders why dont you guys complain about not haveing in game chat changing up the xmb stuff like that cuz they aint going to give it us until enought ppl complain about not haveing it cuz they have the time and money to do it if there making these stupid “minor” updates
ill take some popcorn LOL
PS3…It only does Security Patches XD
In before Eric floods the blog with responses.
January 26th, 6:39 pm
Yay! No error for me!
Please update your website Sony! It will be quicker for a lot of us to update via USB.
January 26th, 6:40 pm
“They are a japenese company. They are going to release ALL of the updates in the morning for Japan.”
Sorry, this is a US update, not global.
Wow! Still can’t download that firmware! I wanna play!
January 26th, 6:41 pm
Thanks hackers now us non pirates have to download these while you guys have snes emulators and pirated games.
Can you guys post the new firmware on the website? My ps3 is having a hard time retrieving it.
January 26th, 6:42 pm
14%…error [restart PS3] 16%…error [restart PS3] …success, third times the charm right?
WOW now i cant even get passed 1%
January 26th, 6:43 pm
Remember when Sony actually used to release firmware updates with features? I understand trying to stop hackers, but seriously Sony sure does suck lately, with your lame “Community” software update that killed the community, to the crappy trophy website that’s been broken almost a year.
Thanks for the heads up Eric.
holy friggin cry fest in here. its an update deal with it, these things take time. on the cross game chat issue expect something nice when steam comes to ps3 in the near future
about 15-20 mins so far and only 12% i had to it took me like 10 mins to even get from 1-2% :( this update is pissing me off
Well this is useless, Sony should just give up. They can’t win this battle. They have come and they will conquere all that stand in they’re path.
January 26th, 6:44 pm
i cant believe how many people are having problems downloading this update, its working like clockwork for me as usual i hope this patch keeps all the hackers out of our lovely playstation world
Who the hell releases a mandatory update at 9PM? Sony, are you out of your minds?
Jus updated mine Sony please add the option where I can Chat when Playing the game #TeamBON
45 minutes later still an error! PS3 is dying slowly…
January 26th, 6:45 pm
Wow this is better than Netflix XD
(continues to munch on Popcorn)
I wish they would add something, anything, to these security patches to make it worthwhile for the 95% or so PS3 owners who are honest.
No probs here. Took maybe 10 minutes tops. Now after that breather…back to looking at dirty pics of hot woman and watching Ancient Aliens.
You took other os from us,now we take ur console and pirate ur games.
It’s interesting to see how many people think this “security” update is about game hackers. By security, it most likely means people who have found ways to hack the PSN store and download stuff for free, not people who cheat a few extra kills out of call of duty…
Mines still crashing between 15 and 20%
January 26th, 6:46 pm
screw it ill just play a single player game ill check bk in a few hrs to see if the update works yet if not ill wait tell tomorrow.
can’t update, tried 3 times, fails at 14%
Connection is fine
Thanx to those stupide hackers, maybe sony is considering right now, the idea to charge us for the online gaming. Thx again stupide hackers to make us our life more expensive and hard. I hope SONY ban those hacked consoles.
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