PS3 Firmware 3.15 Update is Now Available!


228w ago - Update #3: PS3 Firmware 3.15 is now a mandatory update, as confirmed by hacked2123.

Update #2: Despite Sony previously stating otherwise, Examiner.com reports that the Data Transfer Utility for the PlayStation 3 can transfer copy-protected saves from one PS3 system to another, to quote: "Even saved data that is copy-protected can be transferred (moved)."

Update: We have now added a PSP Mini Compatibility List for PS3 which will be updated periodically.

As previously reported, Sony has now updated to PS3 Firmware version 3.15. Remember, as stated by Sony, this is currently not a mandatory update.

It includes a fix for DualShock 3 pairing issues, the ability to transfer data between to PS3s via an ethernet cable and the ability to play PSP Minis on the PS3.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.15 (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.15 (EU)

PS3 Firmware 3.15 Update Changelog:

• Bluetooth sync issues fixed
• Trophy syncing issue resolved
• PSP Minis now playable on the PS3 (starting December 17th all PSP minis will be playable on the PS3, for now you must go to your download list and re-download any previously purchased PSP minis for them to function on the PS3)
• LAN Data Transfer Utility

For those who missed it, the PS3 Data Transfer guide is below:

This feature enables you to easily transfer all of your saved data from one PS3 to another. So if you decide to get a new PS3 you can make sure you don't loose any of your existing content.

Content such as games, game save data, and videos downloaded from PlayStation Network can be transferred to the new PS3 system and deleted from the current PS3. Other content, including personal media files (photos, music, videos), can be copied onto the new PS3 and remain on the current PS3 system.

The process is really simple:

1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV

2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings menu and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]

3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data

4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB

5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) - (Account Management) - (System Activation) to activate the system.



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#11 - PS3 News - 228w ago
Not a mandatory update? It forced me to update to 3.15 to log in.
Login to PSN or Home? This is what Sony said: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/12/ps3-3-15-system-software-update/
PlayStation 3 (PS3) will receive its next system software update shortly – v. 3.15. This is an optional update...
Then the PS Updater shows the following: http://fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/list/us/ps3-updatelist.txt


On the mandatory updates, both are the same version basically.

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#10 - Neo Cyrus - 228w ago
Not a mandatory update? It forced me to update to 3.15 to log in.

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#9 - PS3 News - 228w ago
CONFIRMED! You can download the minis and play them even without a playstation portable.
Thanks for the confirmation and testing B4rtj4h and +Rep!

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#8 - B4rtj4h - 228w ago
CONFIRMED! You can download the minis and play them even without a playstation portable.

Tried on the following systems:

PS3 60 GB with PSP registered
PS3 Slim 250 GB without PS3 registered

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#7 - Surfaced - 228w ago
You do not need a PSP for this new feature, but it only allows you to play PSP MINIS on the PS3. You cannot play the full-blown PSP titles (yet).













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