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
- Go to the Settings menu in XMB (Xross Media Bar)
- Select System Update
- Select Update via Internet
- You will get a message if your system is already up-to-date
- 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