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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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JJairo92 said:

June 22nd, 9:04 pm

I know this may be off topic but I would really like cross game chat; I don’t see the point of Playstation Plus unless members get special features and cross game chat would be a great feature for Playstation Plus members.

Black_Rhino96 said:

June 22nd, 9:05 pm

I retract my last comment.. :( 3.65

Ssj4Gogita20002 said:

June 22nd, 9:06 pm

I understand the reason for updates and how some of them are necessarily to keep hackers at bay and all that great stuff…but the random times these updates decide to kick someone offline is unnecessary. A deadline needs to be set for each update so we all know when we can’t participate online if it hasn’t been installed. I personally been kicked out of COD in middle of a gamebattle three times(each a separate occasions). All I ask is for some kind of notice, I don’t check the blog that often and don’t feel its necessary to check it all the time just to avoid this kind of inconvenient.

Ultimate_Tyrant said:

June 22nd, 9:06 pm

@190 hahaha i just saw that too, it was sad :(

N-I-C-K-95 said:

June 22nd, 9:07 pm

i dont understand the comments about black ops freezing i’m thinking that it may have to do with people’s internet because mine rarely ever freezes and i have pretty cheap inernet it’s like att so check into that


June 22nd, 9:07 pm


Dimersak said:

June 22nd, 9:07 pm

Man most of you just make me sick. Day in and day out you cry like a baby girl who had her lollipop taken away. Just suck the hell up for once and say a simple THANK YOU.

Boohoo, no Cross Over Game Chat – Sony is trying to make us safe in every way possible. Do you care? Nope… only care that you are not getting what you want right this very minute.

Boohoo, Sony got hacked and did not inform us the VERY moment it happened – Hey morons, they had to check into it. Find what ALL had happened. I am sorry, but I would rather wait, then to get a half a$$ed report… that could be completely wrong because they rushed it.

Boohoo it took forever to get the PSN up – Did it matter that Sony was working their a$$ off for us? No all you did was cry, whine, and whimper.

Just sit, and let them do their damn job. I think they are doing great work. If you don’t like it… go buy an XboX, and let it red ring on you within ten minutes of it being out of the box.

Sony, thank you ALL for the hard work you are putting into not only the PSN, but the PS3’s them self. It is much appreciated. Even if you have the two year old jerk offs on here crying.

TheRealAlpha2 said:

June 22nd, 9:08 pm

Ever Damn time something gets posted a hundred of you little butt munches scream for this feature. THEY GET IT ALREADY STOP REPEATING YOURSELVES. Do you honestly think that if they could do it at this point they wouldnt have with 300 requests for it every day??? Stop asking they know already, and if they havent done it yet there’s a REASON! And NO, they don’t have to tell you what it is.

N-I-C-K-95 said:

June 22nd, 9:09 pm

@xxnike629xx i honestly wish i could believe you but i’ll believe you if i actually see it because i read alot of your comments while psn was down and it seemed like trolling to me but its your time not mine well everybody have fun downloading its late for me on the east coast so i’ll jus prolly play it in the morning.

ViCi0USV1C said:

June 22nd, 9:09 pm


Black_Rhino96 said:

June 22nd, 9:11 pm

update finished.. time to play a round or 2 of cod.. add me if u guys are playing

Hank3434 said:

June 22nd, 9:12 pm

I really hope Sony isn’t wasting their time on cross game chat. It’s useless. Plus the majority of people requesting it are 13 years old… just saying.

Ultimate_Tyrant said:

June 22nd, 9:12 pm

Omg im sooo embarrased! some1 on the internet maked fun of me! is the most horrible moment of my life!
anyways time to stop feeding the troll so later bro! peace

ViCi0USV1C said:

June 22nd, 9:13 pm

^ TRUE and cross game chat is kind of lame

ViCi0USV1C said:

June 22nd, 9:14 pm

201 BYE KID…and learn to spell

duke301 said:

June 22nd, 9:15 pm

An update on system stability, huh? Like I really believe that load of bull. Why don’t you tell us what this update is really for?

Dimersak said:

June 22nd, 9:16 pm

Comments still going on. Stop trolling. No one really cares about Cross Game Chat. As I said. Let them do their jobs and make the software needed to keep our systems safe and running like they should.

If you don’t want it… too bad. There is many more important things out there that need to be done.

ChiefsFan44 said:

June 22nd, 9:18 pm

hey eric pimple these cheap lame minor updates suck and are really getting old why waste time making these updates

give us some real updates with new features as its getting rally boriing not having any new features and can u please get off your butts and add the promised Cross Game Chat u said was coming in 2011

also why don’t u guys make use of the music feature it sucks i cannot play my own music during games but since microcrap patented it u claim u can’t add it

i say that a BS Lie you can if u had the balls between your legs Can get around microsuck moonolply by forcing game Devs to add it in all u have to do is make it mandtory like u did with the thropies if u can make thropies mandtory you can with in game music as well

why have the section let alone the feature if we can’t use it even in game

so if ypu can’t add cross game chat or ingame music for us in an update then atleast make it mandtory like u did thropies atleast u owe us that

please stop with the midgit updates and give us new features including the 1’s i listed above everyone wants them and u say u hear us so prove it by adding them in either by firmware or by making them mandtory like with thropies thanks

ViCi0USV1C said:

June 22nd, 9:20 pm



June 22nd, 9:21 pm

yall nees to add cross game chat, party chat, do the cool things xbox does

sleepy092 said:

June 22nd, 9:22 pm

How about being able to listen to your own music during gameplay :)

xxthe1andonlyxx said:

June 22nd, 9:23 pm

Common man no party chat Sony why but I love you! I will be buying PS Vita I love it give me party chat on ps3 I will pay for it One time fee of 20$ plz.

diavolatinoboy23 said:

June 22nd, 9:24 pm

WHY!? isn’t Music Unlimited Powered By Qriocity NOT IN CANADA?

xxthe1andonlyxx said:

June 22nd, 9:25 pm

Cross game chat it not lame you are not a hard core gamer.

K_Cotto said:

June 22nd, 9:25 pm

Sony should make these updates available in the website before our systems tell us to update -.-

Ellimak said:

June 22nd, 9:26 pm

@2 Word where is the party chat >:/

DANO69 said:

June 22nd, 9:26 pm

Considering your last updates completely “CORRUPTED” my hard drive I had to replace it. Restoreing multiple times did nothing. And I even tried to use it on my PC to see if it was a complete loss. And sure enough it couldn’t even be formated for that use. Thanks for late to the party update.

brndn842 said:

June 22nd, 9:27 pm

We want GT5 DLC!

xxthe1andonlyxx said:

June 22nd, 9:27 pm

Why is cross game chat lame plz tell me.

JMONEY0123 said:

June 22nd, 9:28 pm

The new software update 3.66 does not work on black ops it still freezes like 2 minutes into the game idk wats wrong wit it but yall should do somthing

ggmurry said:

June 22nd, 9:28 pm

+ aXe_MuRDeR_BoY on June 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

So the sceners are working on making it possible to QA flag any PS3, and you guys make us grab a stupid update to put our PS3s out of affectable firmware range? Just let them hack the damn thing.

lol dude not an Hour Tops w/o you game might just die huh?

xxthe1andonlyxx said:

June 22nd, 9:29 pm

You are 100% right we do need something new and we shouldn’t have to buy a Playtstation 4 to get it.

Tjoeb123 said:

June 22nd, 9:31 pm

Okay, let me get this straight: The big hack happened last month, and now you go back to the usual “system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved” excuse?

Narcisstalker said:

June 22nd, 9:32 pm

These aren’t updates so much as they are re-imaging.

If these were simple ~5mb hotfixes then they wouldn’t be received with such disdain. Couple a complete re-imaging with little to no added functionality and you have people complaining with each ‘optional’ update which soon creeps into the realm of ‘mandatory’.

I don’t mind frequent updates one bit but when it’s a complete re-imaging which adds little to nothing when I know from personal experience how to implement small incremental fixes then it starts to get annoying to not, at least, be issued a full and complete changelog along with the too frequent re-imaging.

Solid240 said:

June 22nd, 9:36 pm

Now if it would just let me actually download the freaking escalation map pack, that’d make my day…..

mitcho2013 said:

June 22nd, 9:36 pm

How bout an update that keeps my PS3 from overheating when I play LA Noire for 5 minutes!?

N-I-C-K-95 said:

June 22nd, 9:38 pm

@224 lol i think thats just your ps3 dude

MastaFlo said:

June 22nd, 9:38 pm

Sony its great that you are updating the system, but it would be more helpful to us consumers if you would describe what your actually updating in more detail?

Also as everyone else has said [This is my wish list] in the next update if it ever comes 3.67 could you bring in

Custom Avatars -create are own or get a photo from pictures folder or browse from usb)
Remove Text Chat For (Party System) Cross Game Voice Chat
Ability To Play Music From PS3 While Playing A Game
Custom Online UserName- change text/color
Custom Border Background for online username, keep the colors- add like camo, rainbows or tiles from are favorite games or something/allow players to make their own.
Custom Star-Change Star Level Trophy Display Above Online Username
iPhone and iPod support to Upload Pictures and Listen to Music.

biggE-77 said:

June 22nd, 9:39 pm

iNeed To Downoad The Update On My Usb Because My Wi-Fi Sukks. Dx

Spectram said:

June 22nd, 9:43 pm

I don’t see why they can’t give us cross game chat… If they didn’t have the resources to intregrate it in to PSN.. A Simple soluction would be to have a small Skype portable version running that could be used in XMB.

BigAlWink said:

June 22nd, 9:44 pm

Can someone explain to me why everyone wants cross game voice chat. Its so stupid. If your not playing with them online then why do you need to talk to them? Seems kinda pointless to me, and if you want or need to talk to them the created this amazing invention long before internet and headsets. Its called a telephone. Then they created a cellphone perhaps pick one of those up and call them. Pretty nifty idea huh.

Spectram said:

June 22nd, 9:48 pm


Because I have a group of friends, not sure one friend.. sorry that you only have one RL friend.

It’s relaxing that after a hard day at work, I can kick back and chat with my friends that I’ve been friends with since 2nd grade with a beer in my hand and gaming.

I feel this is one of the main reasons why people feel XBL is better… Because as far as actually having friends, and gaming with friends,, XBL wins because they actually give updates for their fans.

DarkShadow10209 said:

June 22nd, 9:49 pm

I want a major update for pay with Paypal, In-Game Cross Chat, Internet Radio, more Music Player Visuals, better Internet Browser, PS Blog Integration, Skype, Youtube, but thanks for update and improved of the security. Thanks PS3… :D

DNA_Jc said:

June 22nd, 9:50 pm

Yay, finally.

donte1337 said:

June 22nd, 9:51 pm

cross game voice chat?


ITempTIxJ said:

June 22nd, 9:51 pm

Can we atleast know what you are updating?

donte1337 said:

June 22nd, 9:53 pm

cant Sony hire some super genius Operating System programmers to lower the memory footprint for the PS3 Operating System to like 10mb then add cross game voice chat and ability to play 3rd party audio while playing games

drupy28 said:

June 22nd, 9:56 pm

hey so um mine was around 48% and than it turned off and and my 60 inch tv went off for a moment. than i turned it on and went back to the update thingy and it said it was already installed.

angelspawn77 said:

June 22nd, 9:57 pm

These are great and all, but what would be fantastic is an update that actually gives us new features or something, you know like we used to get? Come on sony!

Wareham1 said:

June 22nd, 9:57 pm

This update fixed my themes “minis” icon .. The last update set it to the default icon when they renamed it.
As for what else it does .. I have no idea

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