PS3 System Software Update (v.4.50)

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PS3 System Software Update (v.4.50)

Later today, the next system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.50) will be available. We’ve added some features and improvements to make downloading system updates and Sony Entertainment Network online store purchases more convenient for all PSN users. In addition, we’ve made it easier to move games, movies and other content from your PS3 to PlayStation Vita with Wi-Fi data transfer.

Here are some of the new enhancements you’ll find when you update your PS3 to version 4.50:

  • Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.
  • Auto download support of purchases made on the Sony Entertainment Network online store will be made available to all PSN users.
  • New options for Trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.

With the auto download features for system updates and SEN online store purchases, you can set a two hour time interval for your PS3 to turn on from standby mode and check for updates as well as content to be automatically downloaded. Any purchases made in the SEN online store before your designated time will automatically start downloading during that interval. For example, if your Automatic Update time is set for 10AM-12PM, and you purchase a game while you’re away from your PS3 via the SEN online store (at work or school via PC or maybe on your daily commute via iOS or Android) at 9:30AM, the content you purchased will start downloading while you’re away. This adds convenience and will help you get into your games quicker, so you can start playing when you return home. You can find the new settings on the XMB under  [Settings] > [System Settings] > [Automatic Update].

For additional information on PS3 system update v.4.50, including how to update your system, please click here when the update goes live.

Let us know what you think about these new features in the comments below.

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238 Comments

  • Nice update, but the one thing I Really want never seems to get added..

    PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!!! Let me sort my games alphabetically.

    Surely it can’t be that hard??

  • will it brick the console like the previous firmware update?!!!

  • Hide Trophies…nuff said =D

  • I think any game that doesn’t have more than 0% of trophies should be able to be removed, this update doesn’t benefit me. I don’t hide trophies being unlocked. I can’t find the rest of that to be useful either

  • i don’t even care about any of that since it’s stupid.

    i care about the promise of being able to remote play any ps3 game with the vita that hasn’t happened yet.

  • What I would REALLY like is a way to customize the transaction list. It’s all demos, purchases, DLC thrown together, it makes it hard to find what you are looking for. There should be an option to:

    sort out by alphabetic order
    sort out by purchase date
    filter by type (purchases, demos, dlc, etc)

  • all good stuff, was confused by 1 part though, “•Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection” my vita dont have an RJ-45 jack on it hahahaha. good stuff like i said though, keep it up sony and thanks for all the free **** :) igc my fav thing, gotta renew to continue soon though

  • Finally! I can hide my Hannah Montana platinum.

  • need a separate way to look at downloads and games demos addons trailers and stopputting my pp games at the beginning or put them in a separate spot i have even let mine lapse and it does it regardless

  • Good on expanding auto-updates and auto-downloads to all PSN users (like the auto-sync for the clock), and privacy settings on trophies is a good compromise to ensure that users don’t unintentionally or regrettably delete their progress while still customizing how they appear to their peers. I don’t have a Vita yet, so that’s a null point in my present.

    For my requests, I would say…
    – upping the system content limits (used to be five, down to two now, but with the Vita and PS4 in the picture, ought it not get upped?)
    – specifying which system gets an auto-download as well as canceling auto-downloads (sometimes I’ll manually download so it can work in the background, but the next sign-in begins that same download due to the site)
    – SORTING OF THE DOWNLOAD LIST: type, per-game, and availability on the Store, as well as indication of what is currently installed
    – appear offline with singed in to the PSN
    – nicknames for the Friends List
    – saving/transferring of messages, and marking a system as ineligible to receive messages
    …and prolly more I don’t have in mind at the moment. Just please, keep making the PS3 more user-friendly (even if download speeds have to suck).

  • still platinum

  • why do people want to hide their Hannah Montana platinums? why did you earn it if you don’t want anyone to know? trophy whores are the bane of this generation and it’s just pitiful..

  • I didn’t get the update yet, let me know when it’s ready.

  • Wow, there are 8,459 people who got platinum with Hannah Montana. That at least, 8,459 satisfied with this update :)

  • nice i’ll hide the trophies for the games i never play ;P hahaaaa

  • LOL wtf people play hannah montana for trophies?! that’s pathetic ;D
    just play a good easy game like the walking dead!! i wouldn’t play hannah montana even if i get payed

  • Very nice additions for all users!
    But there are still some bugs…

    1-When you switch to another game while you are in in-game XMB… why all XMB content, dynamic background, icons, etc gets loaded? unnecessary wait.
    2-While booting up why the health advise stops loading process and logging in? Unnecesary wait, it should be shown at the same time.
    3-After reading a message from a friend, it returns to friend list and not to message list, this would be the normal behaviour, very slow.
    4-All content should have the possibility to be seen in a grid, like the photos section.
    5-Multiselect games and create or move it to a folder!
    6-Ps3 downloads content much slower when it is in background, even if it is doing nothing.
    7-Unnecessary icons that can’t be used in in-game XMB, compact and fast version very needed.
    8-New pstore on PC is really good, organized with interesting functions. On ps3 is a disaster, older pstore was 20 times faster. Unnaceptable boot up time, buggy transitions, slow performance, slow load times. It should be part of the system like before, but also updateable without firmware update needed.

  • How dare you remove features from the Plus race and hand them down to the PS peasants.

    What do you guys plan on give the plus race in return? priority connections? >:(

  • Can I download games from US PSN account to my Japanese PS Vita TV? I’m buying it day one.

  • I would the option to delete trophies, not hide them or delete the game off my trophy list.

  • Very nice changes, thanks.

  • I just want to add my voice to what many of the other users are saying; Please allow us to delete our trophies. For many trophy hunters (such as myself), it’s frustrating to see 0% after 0% of games that I either do not play any more, were rentals, or where part of the Playstation Plus free 60 minute trial.

    I know at the end of the day trophy lists are a little thing in regards to the overall system enjoyment, but on that note, wouldn’t it just be a little thing to allow us users that do care about our trophies to delete the games we no longer care about?

  • What time will this be available for download? Its not there yet.

  • That what I’ve been waiting for, Hide some uncompleted trophies.

  • Does this mean I can have auto-update without having to automatically log in as me?
    If you’re sharing the system, it’s pretty convenient having it ask who’s turning it on, rather than automatically assuming it’s me, then other people having to switch users.

  • I won’t be hiding my trophies. Especially the AC Liberation Plat. That multiplayer trophy was a chore.

  • wasnt all of this one of the reasons to have plus? so in the future it is just we get free games and can play online when the ps4 comes, so the next step is to make it so that the only thing free for plus is playing online, right?

  • Can we get an update where you can sort your downloaded games in your game folder by alphabetical order finally please? THAT’S been the update I’ve been waiting impatiently for. I hate how unorganized my folder looks.

  • WOA! FINALLY! An update that actually do something! Thanks!

    for next update pls give us Backwards compatibility! No need for excuses btw… hackers proved that ANY ps3 can run ps2 games :)

  • Now losers can gide their trophies and say that they have 200 platinums :S

  • Glad everyone has this feature now, auto system updates shouldn’t have been a PS Plus exclusive. But my question is now what feature will replace it in the PS Plus feature set? You guys should have included subscriptions to the official PlayStation magazine with every plus membership, you shouldn’t have ended that magazine.

  • Any chance that the option to extend all PS+ expiration dates on games without going into all of them separately?

  • Can I hope to get external storage for games someday?

    I know we can replace the internal HD, but as afar as I know, I would have to download every game again, as the backup function doesn’t work (at least as far as I know) for DRM material.

    I believe we are getting external storage with PS4, otherwise people would be able to have only something around 10 games installed simultaneously (I believe the 50GB of KZ:Shadowfall is going to be a sort of standard size for a lot of games, since it’s the full capacity of a Blu-Ray disc), as the internal PS4 HD is supposed to be 500GB in size.

    So, as external storage seems like something that “should be there” for PS4, it certainly would be useful for PS3.

    Sorry if the reason for not existing external storage has been clarified before and I’m not aware. This is my first time commenting here.

    Sorry for my English. I’m not a native speaker.

  • when will this update come out just wondering?

  • @68

    What a stupid comment, I don’t have a PS Plus subscription and I’m not poor either. I rather own my games than renting them out, I don’t even care about these features that we so-called “peasants” are going to get. Anyway, I hope they have a feature in a future update to let us appear offline and let us alphabetically sort our games.

  • People, it is okay if you think this update is not big deal just because you are Plus already and have been into these features already. But think for the users who lack PPlus. Stop your trashtalk.

  • Ill pass for now since last update bricked a bunch of people.

  • I had to turn this feature off because the system doesn’t automatically shut down after it downloads a large update. It happens when my hard drive is full and ps3 can’t install the update. Its bad for the hardware long term.

  • Update is finally out, at least in Central time zone, assuming that’s how it’s rolled out…

  • Sigh.

    Your engineers shouldn’t be allowed to make these updates immediately required until you’ve proven your QA is up to the last. A track record of about 5 years without bricking thousands of systems should do it… Assuming this update is ok, we’ll start the countdown now…

  • why must you torture us with constant bad graphical updates in the ps store??? the old layout was perfect it ran fast and smooth, now this graphical nightmare keeps getting worse and WORSE!!!!!! the ps plus is updated so now the free game section doesnt show all games as a grid thumbnail, now it shows a graphical preview for game by game. which would be great if the store and layout wasnt so SLOW!!!!!!! please switch this back. i dont know who is making these calls on changing the layout but please stop. theres a 150+ page in the forums saying how much we hate the new ps store ever since it was changed PLEASE STOP!!!

  • @83 anterobs_001

    As far as I can tell, the back-up utility backs everything up. You just need to reactivate your PS3 (Account Management > System Activation) after you restored your hard drive content, and all your DLC/DRM will be functional again. That’s what I did when I migrated from HDD to SSD.

  • Great update, but when will you allow sub Accounts to become Master accounts?

  • The notification of this update locked up my system so none of the controllers work – hence, we can’t install the update nor use our PS3. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • We can alphabetically sort our music, movies, trophies, etc., but why the hell…

    CAN WE STILL NOT ALPHABETICALLY SORT OUR GAMES?!

    FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, GOODGOD, HOW HARD WOULD IT BE FOR YOU GUYS TO HAVE AN ALPHABETICAL SORTING OPTION FOR OUR VIDEO GAMES??????? JESUS CHRIST.

    TAKE YOU LIKE 5 MINUTES TO WRITE THE CODE FOR IT!!!!! WHY THE F HASN’T IT BEEN DONE?

  • I keep got logged out, and it won’t let me log back in.
    Anyone else?

  • Glad they finally have the Ps3 to vita wifi transfer.

  • ok, now lets see how it works, also, i like to see a way to keep my download list with filters, like full games (PS1, PS2, PS3, Minis, Vita, PSP), Avatars, Add-Ons and so on and so forth…

  • add a party-voice chat

  • @95 No kidding. I don’t understand why alphabet sorting wasn’t made available on everything from day one. It seems like such a basic thing. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a sortable list of items that wasn’t. Well, except for obvious things like number and date fields. :P

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