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You Need to Update Your PlayStation 3's Firmware to v4.40

Posted by Sammy Barker

Mandatory download improves software stability

It’s that time of the year where throngs of serial whiners take the trip to Twitter to complain about firmware updates. Sony has deployed a new upgrade for the PlayStation 3, bumping the console up to v4.40. The download is mandatory, so if you intend to connect to the PlayStation Network at any point in the future, you should probably consider updating now.

While the patch doesn’t appear to change much other than software stability, VG247 reports that it also adds support for the platform holder’s RC-S380 NFC-powered card reader. The peripheral – which has apparently been available globally since last year – is able to read contactless IC cards. We’ve no idea why the PS3 needs that, but there you go.

If you're still antsy about these updates, remember that the PlayStation 4 will solve many of your complaints when it rolls around later this year. Then we can all get some peace.


User Comments (10)



TreesenHauser said:

Hopefully this means my PS3 won't hang for a few minutes while it loads Music Unlimited.



jer18 said:

Hope this improves the PS Store accessibility so the system doesn't halt when accessing the store. Or, even better to stop freezing on COD BOII Tranzit T__T. It's rare, but it happens at horrible times.



ShogunRok said:

Took me about 2 minutes to download and install.

But still, this was the last straw Sony. I'm never buying your products again, you horrible, horrible people.



Stuffgamer1 said:

I got this update last night...before Sony had even announced it. Not surprised it accomplishes little of interest, though.



Alpha said:

i heard a rumor for Vita remote play on all games... but i see that isnt the case... oh well.

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