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PS3 System Software

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Find out how to update your PS3 with the latest system software, and get the full list of changes and features.

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PS3 System Software

  • Update using the Internet

    Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded.

    • Select [Settings] > [System Update].
    • Select [Update via Internet]. Download the latest update data from the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.
  • Update using a disc

    Use an update file contained on a game disc to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS3 system
    • A disc that contains an update file

    When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

  • Update using a computer

    This update method can be used if your PS3 system is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on a USB storage device. Copy the saved file to the system storage of your PS3 system to update the system.

    For the standard update procedure, follow the steps below. 

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS3 system
    • Computer connected to the Internet
    • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

        * There must be approximately 320MB of free space.

    1. On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.

    Using a computer, create a folder named "PS3". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

    2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1.

    Save the file with the file name "PS3UPDAT.PUP".

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    3. Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS3 system, and then from the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update].

    Follow the screens to complete the update.

    If your PS3 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

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