Sony PlayStation 3 Firmware 4.84

We encourage you to visit this page periodically to obtain system software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

For more information on PlayStation 3 reviews and information, click here. [19659002] If the software version of your PS3 system is 4.55 (or later), you do not need to perform this update. To check the software version of your system, go to Settings (Settings)> System Update (System Settings)> [System Information].

Main features of software version 4.55 (with 4.50 and 4.53)

What's New in 4.81:

  • This system software update improves the quality of system performance.

What's New in 4.80:

What's New in Version 4.75:

  • The system software improves the stability of the operation. 19659007] News from 4.70:

    • PSN name and icon were changed to PlayStation Network.

    News from 4.55:

    • System stability improved when using PlayStation 3 format software.


    • Do not download or install updates using data other than the official update data provided online or on disk media by Sony Computer Entertainment, and do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that is altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not work properly and you may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
    • System software and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment. Inc. Visit for more details.
      If the software version of your PS3 system is 4.55 (or later), you do not need to perform this update. To check the software version of your system, go to> Configuration (Configuration)> Configuration (System Configuration)> field [System Software].
    • Functions [Install Other OS] and [Default System] have been removed in system software versions 3.21 and later. You can not use [Install Other OS] or [Default System] in Settings (Settings)> Settings (System Settings).
    • See the Consumer Alerts page for more details.
    • To play with some software or use some functions, you may first need to update the system software.
    • Depending on the software version of your PS3 system, the screen images and icons used on this website may differ from those displayed on your system.

    You can update your software system by any of the following methods:

    Update by PC

    Download the update data using a PC and save it to a storage medium * or on a USB mass storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3 ™ system hard disk and perform the update.

    Instructions for updating using a PC:

    Necessary elements

    • PlayStation 3 system
    • One wireless controller
    • One USB cable
    • One PC with access Internet
    • Storage media (Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash) * or a USB mass storage device such as a USB flash drive (At least 195 MB) of free space required)
    • * Requires a Suitable USB adapter (not included) to use storage media with some models.

    Update data download procedure

    • Create a folder on the storage media to save the update. data. With a PC, create a folder called "PS3" on the storage media or USB device. Inside the PS3 folder, create a folder called "UPDATE".
    • Download the update data and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 1.


    • Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3 ™ system will not recognize the update data. The name of the folder must be in uppercase letters.
      • Location: Save to "PS3" folder> "UPDATE" folder
      • File name: Save as file name "PS3UPDAT.PUP".

    Update procedure


    • Do not turn off the PS3 system or remove the storage media or the USB device during an update. If an update is canceled before it is completed, the system software may be damaged and the system may require service or exchange.
    • During an update, the power button on the front of the system and the PS button on the controller are inactive.

    System Update

    1. Insert the storage media or USB device containing the update data into the PS3 ™ system.
    2. From the start menu, select Settings (Settings)> System Update (System Update) and then press the Close button.
    3. Select [Update via Storage Media] and then press the Close button.
    4. The system searches automatically and finds the update data stored in the storage medium or USB device.
    5. Start the update.
    6. Press Close button to start the update. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.
    7. Confirm that the update was successful.
    8. After the update is complete, go to (Settings)> (System Settings)> [System Information].
    9. If the field [System Software] shows the version number of the update, the update was successful.


    You can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has completed successfully.

    Update using disk media

    • Uses the update data included in a game disc to perform the update.

    System update

    • Update using function [System Update] of PS3 system

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