Update your PS3′s system software

We recommend keeping your PS3 system software (also referred to as firmware) up-to-date. System updates often include new features, stability improvements, additional game support, or security patches.

The easiest way to perform an update is when your PS3 is connected to the Internet (see below). It is also possible to download updates on your Internet-connected PC/Mac and transfer to removable media.

Update via Internet

  1. Go to the Settings menu in XMB (Xross Media Bar)
  2. Select System UpdateScreenshot
  3. Select Update via InternetScreenshot
  4. You will get a message if your system is already up-to-dateScreenshot
  5. Otherwise the update will be downloaded and installed. Please note that this step may take a long time, depending on your internet connection. System updates are about 120MB in size

Check your system software version

  1. Go to the Settings menu in XMB
  2. Select System SettingsScreenshot
  3. Select System InformationScreenshot
  4. The current version is displayed in the System Software fieldScreenshot

Screenshots

  • System update option in Settings menu
  • System update: select method
  • System update - latest version already installed
  • Settings menu option: System settings
  • System information menu option
  • Software version shown in System information
  • Sasserzmarie14476

    my online mw3 wont let me play, says need system update, done the update 3 times already and still displaying the messege!?!? whats going on?!?!? anyone hellppp!!!

    • Xjoshuarobel

      add me at facebook joshua robel lee this also had happend to me to use my games i tried fast recovery and then it worked or it showed my games

  • Rosecmorales

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS MAC ADDRESS……PLEASE

  • Dragon_clown3002

    how do i unlock a pup file ps3 gone on the fritz and now telling me to redownload update 4.2 what do i do
     

  • Ronnieharrison44

    me countries name is not on the list of countries so i can’t sign up for playstation net

  • Rayrayswaqqin

    help me get online

  • Usman Naeem

    hi
    when i start my ps3 it automatically updating the software and then close .my ps3 is not working .can somebody give me suggestion 

  • Rashidsinan

    SO CAN YOU UPDATE YOUR PS3 WITHOUT IT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET OR NOT IT IS A SIMPLE QUESTION,YES OR NO ?!

    • PS3 PRO

      nope :(

    • http://ps3explained.com/ Flame

      It says in the second paragraph that your PS3 must be connected to the internet for the update to work, or you can download the update file to your PC first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.larue.77 Diane Larue

    free face book card not signing in my sign in.

  • Wembus

    I keep getting the message “software update available,go to settings>software update”, but I have the latest version, and of course I cannot further update it. Does anyone else have this same issue, and if so, how did you remove the message?

  • nick

    I hope this workes