PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.0 Update is Now Released & Mandatory!


242w ago - Update: A full changelog is now available HERE!

Ever since PS3 Firmware 3.0 was first announced at GamesCom 2009 excitement has been culminating for the update's release.

Even Sony's Eric Lempel stated that it will indeed be the last major PS3 Firmware update of the year.

Those wondering what changes PS3 Firmware 3.0 brings to the table can check out the details direct from Sony.

Finally, for those who don't use the PS3 System Software Updater, you can now download the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.0 update below for both the PS3 and PS3 Slim directly- cheers!

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.0 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.0 Update (EU)



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#4 - red8316 - 242w ago
Confirmed LIVE, downloading now, thanks.

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#3 - 51N15T3R - 242w ago
That "PS3" logo startup is on 3.00 regardless if you have a slim or phat ps3

verified phat ps3s use new "PS3" logo as on slims

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#2 - PS3 News - 242w ago
No problem... for those unaware, the last update (2.80) still showed 2.76 on the updater so that is why it wasn't initially a mandatory update.

Sadly, this one is required to go online with the PS3, PSN, Home, etc:

Dest=84;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=3.0000-;
Dest=84;ImageVersion=00008751;SystemSoftwareVersion=3.0000;
If someone who updates their non-Slim PS3 with it can check if the new Bootscreen is now in it that would be appreciated.

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#1 - joni84 - 242w ago
Great, now let's see what's new with this FW.

Thanks for the update.













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