PS3 Firmware Update Now Live

The following has been posted by the EU PlayStation Blog with regards to PS3 Firmware V3.61.

The firmware update is now available to download from your PS3.


“We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and will be available soon.

If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN.

This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.”

We’ll have more on this as soon as possible.

Source: EU PS Blog



  1. It’s live people, we’re back in buisness :D

    • Saying that, looks like theres a problem with the actual download. Yet, we’re back today defo :)

    • As the news item says, this firmware is “to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online” – we’re not “buisness” yet ;)

      • America says it’s “live” and you can sign in. I assume they are talking about full online capabilities :)

      • Europe will be locked out though… I wouldn’t be surprised

    • update features (ver 3.61)

      main bulletpoints:
      After you update to version 3.61, you will be required to change your account password the first time you sign in to PlayStation Network. Please change the passwords for all of your PlayStation Network accounts. Visit for further details.

      *When you change your password, an email message may be sent to the email address registered with PlayStation Network (your sign-in ID). If you cannot receive messages at your registered email address, you will not be able to change your password.
      *If you cannot receive messages at the email address you have registered as your sign-in ID, prepare an email address that you can use to receive messages and contact us at before you attempt to change your password.
      *Depending on your country/region of residence and the network environment you are using, you may not be able to change your PlayStation Network account password or make use of PlayStation Network services for some time after updating your PS3 system software.
      *The ability to change PlayStation Network account passwords and use PlayStation Network services – except for PlayStation Store – will be made available in all regions within a few days.


  2. YEAH BABY! This deserves celebration, gonna fetch a beer while it’s updating.

    • Oki… so it’s “only” the firmware, well it’s a start.

      Anyway, still a good excuse to drink some beers.

      • Exact same reason here! Lol gonna be doing a fair few beers waiting for it to DL!

      • Bottom’s up!

  3. :D

  4. If nothing makes TSA crash, this will.

  5. Installing as we speak, it’s great seeing they’re actually making progress…PSN soon?

  6. Posted this about 8 minutes ago in the other thread! Thought for a few momemnts I might be the only person knowing lol


    • Lol you had all the power with your knowledge! Shame everyone knows now.

      I was wondering what it means for the people who play on their PS3 and their account was not created on that PS3 originally – a second PS3 using the same account. Do you just get the emails n do it on the internet? I figure that’s right but there may be something different.

  7. Anyone having Amy luck actually downloading it lol

    • I’ve installed it alright… ^^

    • Seems to be downloading OK at the moment.

  8. Keeps failing. Probably the 50 million people trying to download it :op

    • Thats exactly it. If your impatient just leave it to the morning :) Mine is actually downloading steadily now albiet at a VERY slow pace

      • Leaving it till the morning won’t make much of a difference because of the US and Japan population downloading it,

    • 15% by any chance?

      • Actually mine’s hit 20 :D

    • Mine keeps failing too. My record is 19%!

  9. -_-

  10. Everyone stop downloading so I can, er… download it and test it.

    • Yes I agree, please don’t download

      *runs update

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