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PS3 System Software Update (v3.66)

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, Marketing & 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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Uncharted_Lord22 said:

June 24th, 9:25 am

synystergatess and you expect us to pay also? you lost your damn mind

jerdog93 said:

June 24th, 10:05 am

So I did the “optional” download and now I can’t play any game that has not already been played on my system. I have an old 40g fatboy that has worked without any problems since the day I took it out and first played it years ago.
What am I to do, as there is now no need to buy any new games since it wont recognize that a game disc is in. CDs, DVDs work games that have been loaded on to the system work so it isnt the laser.

ojoesinco said:

June 24th, 11:08 am

i cant download it for some reason it gets to 25% than has an error message :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 11:09 am

5% of people are having problem with online, sense this update version 3.66, unless your PS3 was good before it or after. I can’t even used my PS3 Slim until there fix the update with the Slim models that are being affected by it. I know some of my friends are being affected by this too. Freezing up or bricking up, Sony will fix it sense we are the bloodline of the company. Unless there are killing us off now.

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 11:25 am

I say throw all bricked systems in Sony’s of America’s Headquarters front yard!!! Let them make a huge pile and maybe they will act.

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 11:29 am


5 percent may seem like a small percentage, but 5 percent of all ps3 systems out there, is a lot of systems.

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 11:31 am

Luckily nothing happened to my system with the update, I’m on the side of the frustrated consumer, that has problems with this update.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 11:43 am

i wish sony would do something right now to fix this update with my PS3 Slim model which is 120GB.

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 11:46 am

I bought my ps3 back in Feb. of this year, I own both the ps3 and 360, I mean jesus its been one headache after another with my ps3, i just got it back from warranty repair, and barely have had it for 6 months. I haven’t had one problem with my 4 year old xbox 360, wait i had to replace a controller, cuz i dropped mine.

Its bad enough my wife thinks the ps3 is a piece of junk and was a waste of our tax return..So i am tired of defending the ps3. Internet connections on the ps3 is a joke, psn and ps+ is a joke. People that have never bought a 360 shut up, can’t knock something that you have never had. Its part of the fanboy disease, quit thinking ps3 is all that and a bag of chips. Don’t get me wrong I love both my systems, i’m just tired of defending the ps3. If you ask me, Sony gave me a bad first impression, since i just bought my ps3. With the outage, and well just about everything. And as a consumer i have the right to say that. and no one will tell me different

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 11:47 am

thx dude

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 11:54 am


I hope your fight doesn’t go unheard, I got your back man, when i get back from a barbecue i want to put your video on my face book, and try to spread your message even further.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 11:55 am

@ AbruptedWotas PS3 is better then xbox360 anyday. I had Xbox360 slim model guess what happen to it the whole system stops working and there told me that it would cost alot of $ to fix and we have to pay tax’s. i said ?$!#!$!$# xbox360 is the worst system ever. u have to pay to go online each month no way. Thats why i took the chance to do something to it. guess what? its on youtube me beating up xbox360 ;) jk on that part but no way i would get xbox 360 again. PSN+ & PSN rules, xbox360 is true joke.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 11:57 am

not trying to say its bad system in anyway but xbox should make sure there systems work before selling them. If i go out to get new xbox 360 again its got to work or else or i am just during game PC from now on.

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 11:58 am

what i’m doing is what 750 is doing but i’m going to save my game data movies music pics and all of that on a flashdrive and then after restoring my it i can keep all of my game data :D

deadtravis said:

June 24th, 12:21 pm



I live in a hotel and can’t even click through the internet ULA agreement to access the internet due to the PS3’s horrible browser that doesn’t work on most sites.


No online gaming


I know I am not the only one bothered by this!

Please fix this!


jose213jose said:

June 24th, 12:28 pm

Comcast, is that Lightning-fast Speeds? someone told it was?

red1233 said:

June 24th, 12:31 pm

@765 Well they do updated the browsers during most updates but I think there just adding new versions of flash and others.

Well this update well works for me but i guess is because I have the 160GB and it was built last year. Y’all can try backing up all your saved data and putting in safe mode and re-updating it and see how well it works.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 1:01 pm

Safe mode, hmmm i can’t back up anything sense i don’t have many GB’s to back up with. I’ll give it try then and see what happens. AT 767 u may have good idea i never try once yet.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 1:03 pm

is there way to back it up to my laptop if i have usb both ways then? or how about online back or something? i have 8GB and 4GB USB drive only. My laptop has 160GB’s total.

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 1:51 pm

how do you put it in safe mode and back up all your saved data and re update it?

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 2:11 pm

ugh it makes me so mad that all of my other online friends are having a fun time playing call of duty while i can’t play anything at all D:<

red1233 said:

June 24th, 2:17 pm

@771 you got to hold power button into it beeps 3 times then follow the instructions that it tells you make sure you have a USB.

@769 I have no idea you can try looking it up.

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 2:23 pm

i’ve done that already so i’m just going to to do a full format

red1233 said:

June 24th, 2:25 pm

@773 ok and when your done try the update again


June 24th, 3:13 pm

And, my 120 gb yloded. I knew it was coming, but I’m pretty sure that auto download was on. :l

Hooligantuan said:

June 24th, 3:14 pm


I don’t have to try something to knock it, and nobody else has, either.

Just to illustrate why it’s not a reasonable argument: you shouldn’t knock skinning a live rabbit and wearing it as a handpuppet to swear at preschoolers …UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED IT YOURSELF.

Hooligantuan said:

June 24th, 3:23 pm

And the only lag I experience with the PlayStation is in its archaic menu systems and icon load times. Like waiting upwards of 15 seconds for my game list icons to show up so the menus become navigable. THAT I think is unreasonable.

My gaming connectivity is fine … because my internet connection is fine. Only other slow transfer I experience is in the PS Store, and guys … PS online is free. If you can’t stomach a throttled download from the store, your perspective and priorities are way off.

If you experience a bad connection on the PS3, it’s probably your fault. Seriously. Get better internet.

Universalfan said:

June 24th, 3:25 pm

To get background on this post please refer to my comments on the 13th page of the blog #629.
Just wanted to update everyone on my update (3.66) experience… my alternate unit ( used when I put my other in the shop) has just finished DLing the update and at 54% complete registered a failure to complete error and is now in an endless loop of attempts to finish the update… now pay attention sony, this is 2 systems in 2 days that have been crashed by your ill formed updates… I have a 40gb that is bricked and will not load anything ( thanks to voluntary update 3.65) and an 80gb that is in the endless error loop (epic fail for the 3.66 update) at 54%.

Universalfan said:

June 24th, 3:25 pm

I am currently out of units to put in service so I can continue to game… guess I will have to stop buying sony systems and find other creative outlets to pursue with my free time because I think I’ve had enough of making sony richer while system after system turns into paperweights, I have been gaming since the days of the Altair and timex computers ( thats pre- commodore and tandy / IBM PS computer days) so I am not another teen with separation issues acting out over game withdrawal… I am a man in his 50’s who truly loves the cerebral and strategic exercise that gaming provides…. it is frustrating to know that the PS3 has become the system you never quite own as much as lease ( I’m hard pressed to believe that the frequent breakdowns are not planned obsolescence and as such a part of the sony business model).

Universalfan said:

June 24th, 3:25 pm

If an automaker had a vehicle model that broke down as much as a PS3 it would be recalled and permanently repaired or replaced to prevent litigation in the publics interest ( come to think of it toyota had this problem not long ago) so there it is, after the EPIC FAIL of sony last month and the continuingly cavalier treatment of its customer base I surrender and will not spend another penny on anything with the sony logo

Hooligantuan said:

June 24th, 3:26 pm

And somebody explain to me why cross-game chat is at all important. PLEASE.

has3o0n said:

June 24th, 3:28 pm

Hi every one
I think this update is good because last week there meny problem in the disconnection..

red1233 said:

June 24th, 3:45 pm

@778 that sucks man I saw your last comment you may have bad luck hope I never have to go through that and I hope your update finishes mine did not have any problems.

xRickyRozayx said:

June 24th, 3:54 pm

After the update, every time I try to play zombies (either online, solo, or split-screen) the game freezes. What do I do???

agzander101 said:

June 24th, 4:00 pm

instead of thinking of system updates as annoying thing that slow you down…..think of it as somthing that will improve your system or make it more secure! thats what i do

red1233 said:

June 24th, 4:05 pm

@784 BO has been having freezing problems it could be new firmware or the game what I would do is try another game see if it freezes. I’m sure sony is aware and working on a possible new update.

station3fever said:

June 24th, 4:15 pm

785 counting

station3fever said:

June 24th, 4:15 pm


jose213jose said:

June 24th, 4:56 pm

788 is alot for comments but anyway, i ask 4 help there told me to being it in for repairs and there said it will cost 99$ so. i was like no way, just to fix freezing problem. If there is xbox 360 fan and you think its better the PS3 give me rate of 1-10 if its good rate i may just go out to buy one again and later i’ll make video of me and my PS3. The res in the video guess what i’ll do to my ps3.

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 5:35 pm

nope 790

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 5:36 pm

omg don’t tell me jose xD

red1233 said:

June 24th, 5:37 pm

@789 So no luck huh and yeah if it was a bigger problem i would pay 99 because that’s cheap. Yeah if you want to pay for xbl i recommend getting one because otherwise it may be useless i give it 7.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 6:17 pm

wow now i got told it will cost 299$ to fix it, i just got it in mail just now. That crazy, no way i’ll waste all my hard own $ on thing. Come on sony that being evil to fix one thing, i pay 289$ for my PS3 slim at walmart.

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 6:23 pm

i am not going to waste money on PS3 again, i am getting xbox 360 with 4GB with that thing remote which look cool.

red1233 said:

June 24th, 8:30 pm

you did that’s crazy if you want to get an xbox get one are you diagnose your problem with the support site I know they were doing a good deal awhile back not sure if now.

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 8:47 pm


I hope you have no problems with your 360 if thats what you choose to do, i’m happy with mine, i have had no problems with my 360, but then again the way both systems have been its the luck of the draw i guess, ya either get a good one or a faulty one, seems like 360 and ps3 are running neck and neck in the faulty department

AbruptedWotas said:

June 24th, 8:51 pm

all jose213jose wants to do play some damn games, is it to much for a man to ask for

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 9:08 pm

omg after like 5 hours of format it still does the same thing -_- i feel like getting a flamethrower and burning it to the ground turning it into ash then take the ash pour it down a toliet and watch as the ashes slow disapper and spread to different parts of the u.s >:D

Naruto7519849 said:

June 24th, 9:10 pm

omg after like 5 hours of format it still does the same thing -_-

jose213jose said:

June 24th, 9:36 pm
Thanks, all i want to do is play video game, its not that hard to ask for now sony.
i post my link to post about this too and it will take time for it to pop up on here to see.

my friend ask me if i am going to sell my ps3 now and i am not sure. I would hate to sell something that will freeze up on them. My PS3 is still new as when i brought on that Christmas day i’ll never forget.

If i do get xbox360 it will be slim model one, i like shining things, :) and sense i don’t have anything to play right now, i am going to be bored out of my mind until i get my psp fix or buy xbxox 360 slim. 1st got to save up and work hard at my job to pay good.

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