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Support: System Software Updates

PlayStation®3 System Software Update

System Update

Required items
  • PlayStation®3 system
  • A wireless controller
  • A USB cable
  • Internet access (wired or wireless* connection)
    * Available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

You must create the necessary network settings for the PS3™ system before performing a system update. For details, refer to the PS3™ system software user's guide.

Update procedure

  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During an update, the power button on the system front and PS button of the controller are inactive.
  • From the XMB™ menu, select (Settings) > (System Update), and then press the Close button.
  • System Update
  • Select [Update via Internet], and then press theClose button.

    System Update

    The system automatically searches for and finds the latest version of the update data.

  • Download the update data.
  • System Update

    If a new version of the system software is found, an update is necessary. Press the Close button to start downloading the update data.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.

  • Confirm that the update was successful.
  • After the update has been completed, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information].

    If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.