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PS3 system update released, in the year of our lord 2023

PS3 system update released, in the year of our lord 2023

A new software update has been released for the PlayStation 3 updating the system's stability.

You just never know what’s going to happen in the world of gaming. I didn’t expect to wake up to the announcement of an Elden Ring expansion yesterday, which I should note was a very random Tuesday to make such an announcement. Today, I wasn’t anticipating a PlayStation 3 update to drop but alas, here we are.

We are well and truly into the PlayStation 5 era. In fact, we’re probably almost halfway through the console’s lifecycle. After launching back in 2020, it’s only this year that PlayStation boss Jim Ryan announced that the PS5 shortage is officially over and it’s true that it is now much easier to get your hands on one of these bad boys. It’s rumoured that a new PS5 model is on the way featuring a detachable disc drive. Let’s get back to that PS3 update though.

Speaking of the PS5, console-exclusive Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores releases very soon. Take a look at the trailer below.

As reported by PSU, software update 4.90 dropped this morning, surprising, well, everyone. Sony has mentioned the update on their website but it's all your standard fare. The note reads, “An update to the PlayStation 3 system software was released on [28 February]. In order to download the update, you need a minimum 200MB of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update). Always update your PS3 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability, and enhanced security.”

See? Nothing major to note here. Upon further investigation, it looks as if the update “improves system performance,” which I’m sure will be welcomed news to those who still use and enjoy their PS3. It’s a strange affair though. The PS3 first released back in 2006. It’s wild to think that 17 years later, the system is getting a new update. Points for the commitment though Sony.

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Topics: PlayStation, Sony