What Sony Should Do With PS3 Software Updates

If you think  that updating your PC’s software is a pain-in-the-ass, it’s cotton candy when compared to software updates for the Sony PS3. The latest update tips the scales at over 100 MB in size but there’s only one item in its change log: “The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been improved”. It’s so cryptic I probably need Mr Langdon to translate it for me.

Sony does provide several options to download system updates. You can leave the machine on to download and install the update, but unlike the PSN download service, this is pretty darn slow. Another option would be to download the file using your PC, copy it to a thumbdrive or a memory stick (presumably you have a card reader or your version of the PS3 reads Memory Sticks) and then update the PS3 by connecting the storage device to it.

One would have thought that these guys could have picked up some tips from operating system like Windows with smaller update chunks that download in the background. I would gladly download and install the software update that would enable this feature :).

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  1. Lee May 22, 2009

    I do not have a PS3 but I always wish I could buy one. I think that the price is quite expensive for me.

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  2. KY May 22, 2009

    my phone has over-the-air software update, or via PC, pretty nifty, but it’s also a 100+MB file :S

  3. tokyo_nights May 24, 2009

    @Lee: Save up to get one! And thanks for the site link. The name could have been better though.

    @KY: over the air updates does sound pretty nifty. but 100 mb? brrrr….scary man