PS3 3.0 Firmware Adds Xbox Beating Features


Sony is clearly not content to rest on what is left of its laurels, for it is apparent the latest 3.0 PS3 firmware, which has supposedly been shown to increase speeds, adds several notable yet unannounced features sure to challenge the Xbox 360’s infamy.

Users report inexplicable freezes in several games, sound problems in others, and that the update actually breaks certain models of PS3 controller.

Many who have bought the newly released PS3 Slim only to have their controllers rendered inoperative have expressed grave dissatisfaction, though for now the problems do not seem hugely widespread.

If Microsoft’s record for introducing new unexpected features and improving the design of their console is anything to go by, Sony will still have its work cut out catching up…

Via Ore-teki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony announcing that they will have 'Xbox-killer' features? Reminds me of that time when they announced that the PSX RPG Legend of Dragoon is to be a 'Final-Fantasy' killer but failed.

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    Comment by Exitium
    12:39 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't particularly like the ending to it,but I wont say what it was though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually wasn't bad, i really wish they'd come out with more, it had potential

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My 大PS3 80GB is running 3.0 just peachy.

    Controller problem was because they were knock-offs and not official sony products, and last I read, this was due to the implementation used in the controller, less because of Sony intentionally killing it.

    Everything else seems good and snappy

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is entirely over-stated. 3.0 is working gloriously on my machine. I wouldn't say it's changed much besides aesthetics, but it FEELS like there's less screen tearing when I watch a movie (more because of my relatively low-quality LCD HDTV). Will take further testing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I run on 3.0 and it's fine. Granted I only use it for SF4 and BlazBlue

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SEEEE? Gotta wait a few months for the first buyers to wash out and expose all the glitches from it.

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    Comment by Myballz
    08:30 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what I am going to buy the new PS3 only because its affordable and plus I can play Blue-ray movies on it.

    I bought Halo 3 Theme Xbox version I didn't have any problems, when they release the first PS3 I remember going into the store and watching how well it proformed it turns out that the game demo kept frezzing up It convince me not to buy it.

    The only thing that would convince Japanese to buy a Xbox 360 would if they made a Gundam theme Xbox Console that would maybe sell if the Japanese would consinder that idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 sells really well in japan, but nice try. Moron

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I'm positive that several small animals have died in my SNES, and it still works, so why all the bullshit with the supposed new gen consoles? Can't they just be honest and raid all of our banking accounts directly so they can be properly arrested for it?

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    13:45 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spoilers: PS3 firmware will contain a fix for 360s RROD

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stfu already. PS3 sucks. Get over it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you really should reconsider that comment before posting it. It was unwise, Judgmental, bias and asking for a fight all in one. Also shows you have a shallow personality, an easy to manipulate mind, and also a rotting-tomato sense of humor.

    In fact, just because you type with fullstops at each of your short phrases doesn't mean you end the story right there, nor could you claim yourself king in that way.

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    11:22 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AH CRAP, the latest Gundam game require me to update, hope it's not this firmware although I've yet to encounter a problem

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 24/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony fails yet again. Japanese gaming companies are losing their edge. they need to make new games that are fun gameplay versus reprinting old franchises. American gaming companies have been providing new features all the time, like project natal, netflix etc. look how succesful World of Warcraft is and modern warfare 1. come on Japan, step it up. we Americans want more from you. Sony ps3 is hella lame and blu ray discs will be obsolete in 10 years. lets go. and why does this website always try to make sony look like an awesome system when it has made less sales then nintendo and xbox?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 25/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um the Ps3 out soled the Xbox 360 not the other way around. Also of the 4 things you mentioned as American achievements in gaming one of them is netflix which is a movie rental agency and the other is project natal which has yet to be released and was already pushed back because it wouldn't work on blacks, or Asians. Also a matter of point World of Warcraft main design staff are from the Europe not America. So yeah. Nuff said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's already been fixed with the new firmware update (3.01).

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    Comment by Tikay
    19:03 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks to the new firmware my game of Uncharted stops over an amount of time, i hope they will fix that.

    But with messaging and other things it's faster, but i like Uncharted and want to play it out.

    Ah wel some gta iv online trolling to kill time till they fix the bugs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the problems mentioned here are only for third party controllers... especially the cheapo ones... so far my 3.0 firmware runs perfectly smooth on my 20gb 1st generation problems whatsoever.. but when I tried using my friends "controller" from a third party manufacturer the ps3 would not respond to it... but after I plug the original ps3 controllers it works perfectly fine (I use the regular sixaxis one btw)and also tried the DS3 controller and no problems... xbox owners rejoice! prices of their consoles are now lower than that of wii where I live hahahahha

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    Comment by mi
    16:39 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    still waiting for the pirate >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    anyone still playing games on consoles nowdays?
    I'm buying one for my little sister...

    she's not even touching it
    it seems a Persocon is more attracting for her

    spent almost more than 8 hours/day

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    11:15 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    buy her a DS,for some reason girl seem to love it

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently there are rumours that FW 3.00 renders counterfeit DS3s inoperable hence the controller failures. Mostly the white ones.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I saw this, but it seemed others were having trouble with genuine ones so perhaps they were over-zealous...

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    Comment by Elle Lowel
    03:22 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let see and hope that this version of the PS3 will allow backwards compatability instead this time instead of removing it like they did a while back. Im still holding my cash until I feel the PS3 is safe enough (for me) to buy. I already know how awesome it is. I just want it to be awesome for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    people started working on a ps2 software emulator when it first came out and they still have not got one to work properly. lets see if s*ny can copy their own shit

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    03:54 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Let see and hope that this version of the PS3 will allow backwards compatability instead this time instead of removing it like they did a while back"

    No, it wont play Ps2 Stuff. End of Story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't the first Sony firmware to give problems. The staff seems to be too busy fapping to lolis to test the firmwares, it seems. Seems like it's best to not download firmwares immediately and just wait to see what kind of errors surface.

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    Comment by Robocop
    15:36 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, wish i had that option with my 360. i can't go on live without getting the new "manditory" update. utter bullshit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bug reports are fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And no one has problems with the Wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do, it's a piece of gimmicky shit, and has no good games

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NMH >>>>> Madworld

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WII because the only good game it has is Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

    Comment by MusicalNote
    05:59 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "No good games. BAAAAAAAAW."

    Look harder. Seriously. I could find good games on the XBox if I didn't treat the thing like a radioactive monster, and I have no interest in the majority of the genres it caters to.

    While I'm a Nintendo Fangirl and will say it is superior in almost everything (without proof) I'm more than happy to admit that the other gaming companies have redeeming features, games, and other such nonsense. It annoys me to hear people who won't admit that the Wii has its own plus points, just because it doesn't cater to people who feel that 90% of a game's challenge should be learning how to use the fucking controller and call themselves hardcore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rune Factory Frontier?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typical microsoft ball licker. I love to play my Xbox, but I'm not shy in saying it's defective as hell, and inferior to PS3. Hard to enjoy allll those games when I have to send it away for a month at a time every year. >_< (on my third system, a friend of mine is on his 6th)

    Comment by Mitsuo Kubo
    05:13 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I second No More Heroes. It's good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about Madworld?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No More Heroes

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no good games that gamers would like

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I take it your an xbox fanboy who bashes games like Call of duty?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to new age. age of non test product

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a software test engineer for a major network equipment manufacturer, and stories like this always amaze me. In the enterprise realm of Cisco, Foundry, F5, etc, things have the shit tested out of them and even then some things can slip through. It sounds like entertainment software gets minimal to no testing. Haven't they ever heard of BVT, automation, and regression testing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hardware compatibility tests in such wide hardware base are almost impossible. but apart from that one would think that os for consoles, which is updated much less frequently than os for pc, should get comparatively more testing. but no, it looks like they just made a few basic positive tests and thats all.
    i would understand if they announced sth like "we have a new software update but its not throughly tested. we would like you to help us. load this update and give us feedback. you are updating on your ow risk. consider yourself warned." but crap like we have atm... sigh.

    as i said before the race between m$ and s*ny to release updates first can result only in an incomplete products.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    CCCCCombo breaker


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    Comment by nocturne
    03:24 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I miss the days of the NES. You could fix any problem by blowing on the cartridge or forcefully tapping the console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the locked controllers in question have been revealed to actually by knock offs. but as to why sony is locking out knock offs, we may never know... at least it's only a software issue...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well it means that u can throw the controller and actually reach the tv

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    10:46 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    99 games in 1

    Comment by MusicalNote
    05:42 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, how I miss those days. That's why I stick to mainly 8-16 bit games if I can help it. Nostalgia. That and a great hated for 3-D 'animation' because the shit is ugly, but that's another subject altogether.
    And I can pretend throwing my controller/handheld won't break the thing. Ah, the good old days when a system could fall four feet off a shelf when you yanked the controller for some reason and all you'd have to do was cut it off, pull the cartridge out, blow on it, and stick it back in to be guaranteed the thing would still play.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude you just made my day *laughs hard*

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those were the days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or more, destroy your console...>.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or fail trying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "i had to beat the hell out of my xbox and ps2 to get them to work"

    dude next time try sticking the xbox games in the xbox and the ps2 ones in the other console XD makes things a lot easier ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i had to beat the hell out of my xbox and ps2 to get them to work

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you could throw the controller at the tv and nothing would break.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the TV was made out of insanely thick glass.
    You could throw totally random shit at those all day and you wouldn't break them. You'd just scuff the glass. Which could be fixed, if you really had the time and know-how to do so.

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    Comment by sadron
    06:20 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the controller didn't weigh as much as a small child.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and the controller was on a safety tether.

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    Comment by Robocop
    15:32 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and you could have 8 or 16bit fun all day long without running the risk of an epileptic seizure...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I misread by fapping the console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh i thought i was the only one who did that

    Comment by Y0k41
    04:40 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woa me too....

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, good old times. My SNES got a few beatings back then and it still works after almost 20 years. lol

    cant imagine doing that to my other consoles now D8

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fixed a red ring error by beating it, the red ring dispaeared

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what an hilarious comment Anon XD
    that just made my day ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    > the red ring disappeared

    yep, the red ring disappeared, because it wouldn't turn on.

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    Comment by First Posting Idiot
    10:20 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    + >9000

    With the record shared in part by all 3 consoles, any tech savvy person who downloads the updates right away is a little dumb. console updates that do things like increase speeds or any other spec altering capabilities tend to screw with your system a little. It's better to wait for these things to be beta tested by the fanboys.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    + ⑨

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    Comment by Schrobby
    05:10 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The products are tested, by the customers... -_-

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    Comment by ドラゴン
    06:01 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol like freeware you have to buyO_O

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We live in the age of digital ripoffs.

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