PlayStation 3 system software

PlayStation 3 system software

The PlayStation 3 system software is the updatable software and operating system of the PlayStation 3. The process of updating is almost identical to that of the PSP. Each update includes all previous update data.

The software may be updated by downloading the update directly on the PlayStation 3, downloading it from the user's local [ Official PlayStation website] to a PC and using a USB storage device to transfer it to the PlayStation 3, or installing the update from game discs containing update data.

The PlayStation 3 uses the XrossMediaBar (XMB) as its graphical user interface. The current version was made available on September 16, 2008 as firmware 2.43.

oftware update information

Due to the regular releases of updates to the system's software, the majority of the time newly purchased consoles will not have the latest version of the system software installed. However, any games that "require" a specific version of the system software will include the update required on the game disc. For example, "" featured v1.94. This update was only available via this game and the only feature it added to prior updates was DualShock 3 controller support, as this was the first game to support the controller without needing an update to the game itself.

Details of updates

*1 JPEG files must be DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 compliant
*2 GIF images that display motion do not exhibit motion if viewed from the PS3's hard disk drive. Motion GIF images can be viewed in motion only online on a webpage, via the PS3's web browser.
*3 WMA/VC-1 and ATRAC playback must be manually enabled in [System Settings] .
*4 SACD is not available in 40 GB version
*5 DivX video files that are copy protected or encoded using DivX 3.11 are not playable on the PS3. [Cite web|url=*&p_li=&p_topview=1| title=Movie and video file formats supported by the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system| publisher=Sony| accessdate=2008-09-01] Certain DivX and XviD Files have been known to not play on the PS3, even though they are recognised correctly, however deleting the first few black frames from the file with a program such as Nandub can rectify this problem.
*6 MPEG-4 ASP is as yet unsupported
*7 Main Profile and High Profile MP4 AVC / H.264 are supported.
*8 DivX, XviD, 3ivx and other MPEG-4 Part 2 codec implementations work with a simple import into MP4 using a program such as MP4Box. Xvid files are recognised as MPEG-4 since system software update 2.20, before this update they were recognised as DivX files.
*The Matroska container (.mka / .mkv) is not natively playable by the PS3, but programs such as mkv2vob can produce files capable of playback.

ee also

*Linux for PlayStation 3
*PlayStation Portable System Software
*Wii System Software
*Xbox 360 System Software

External links

Official PlayStation 3 System Software Update page
*cite web | title = Asia | language = English | url = • [ Australia] • cite web | title = Japan | language = Japanese | url = web | title = Korea | language = Korean | url = • [ New Zealand] • [ United Kingdom] • [ United States]
* [ Update History]
* [ PlayStation.Blog]


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