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Sony updated PS3 firmware again

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2007 17:29 User comments (5)

Sony updated PS3 firmware again After updating the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console's firmware to v2.0 less than three weeks ago, Sony pushed out another update earlier this week (v2.01). This time, the update attacks stability issues according to the company. Reported crashed and freezing during gameplay has been targeted by the second update to the system's software, and improved stability is offered now when users access the internet or information boards.
The update also improves backwards compatibility with older PlayStation 2 (PS2) titles for the units with emulation support for those games. The newer 40GB model does not support the older game titles. Firmware 2.0 also introduced a feature to remotely start up a PS3 over the internet via a PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console.

The update has made changes to this feature after many users reported that it was not reliable.

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5 user comments

129.11.2007 22:44

When is DTS-HD MA decoding coming?!?

230.11.2007 19:01

anyone know if the 40gb model will ever have ps2 title support?

can they even put it into the new model with firmware updates? its the only thing stopping me from buying a ps3 is the lack of title support

31.12.2007 14:46


Surely, it would be possible to easily emulate the PS1 fully in software. PS2 would be tougher, of course, but I'm sure they will do it eventually. They are prolly focusing on more important things right now.

I just wish they had left the PS2 hardware and used it creatively in tandem with the Cell. Like, they could prolly implement an upscaling engine that ran on the PS2 chips to upscale 720 games to 1080 during gameplay... just a thought...

41.12.2007 15:57

sony has been dicey with the ps3 for a long time now no one really knows whats going on. Time to play the waiting game i guess and see if any homebrewers will take the plunge into the deep end for ps2 emu on ps3

520.12.2007 4:51

I like this however i don't like how they remove backward computability.

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