PS3 System Software Update – 3.15

Hi Guys

The next system software update for PS3 will be available very soon. Update 3.15 is an optional update and has two key features which are explained below –

minis‘ come to PS3:

PS3 minis

We launched minis for PSP back in October but from the 17th December you will be able to enjoy these bite size games on your PS3 as well as your PSP. This firmware update allows the minis emulator to work on PS3 and we are working on getting the majority of the current minis ready for the PS3 from the 17th December.

Check out great titles like ‘Blast off’ (8.5/10 – IGN), ‘Fieldrunners’, “a wonderfully crafted casual nugget” (8/10 – Eurogamer) or ‘Kahoots’, “a must-buy” (8/10 – Videogamer).

If you buy a minis game from the 17th it will work on both platforms so if you have a PS3 and a PSP you will only need to buy it once and it will be available to download to your PS3 and your PSP.

If you have already bought a mini for PSP and want to get it on your PS3 as well, just go to your download list in the Store and download it again for free. The game will then work on your PS3 as well.

PS3 Data Transfer:

PS3 Data Transfer Utility

This feature enables you to transfer all of your saved data from one PS3 to another. So if you decide to get a new PS3 you can make sure you don’t loose any of your existing content. Content such as games, game save data, and videos downloaded from PlayStation Network can be transferred to the new PS3 system and deleted from the current PS3. Other content, including personal media files (photos, music, videos), can be copied onto the new PS3 and remain on the current PS3 system.

Look forward to your comments and will reply to as many questions as I can.

Thanks

James

390 Comments
14 Author replies

Minis are designed for PSP with a small resolution. How will be this minis look on HD TV? Will be “pixelized”?

OMG!
awesome!

THANKS A LOT!
GREAT!

will the ps3 ever get twitter? like the 360… lol

Carnivius_Prime 08 December, 2009 @ 14:55
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Excellent new features. Thanks. My personal favorite Mini’s have been the good ol’ Amiga games Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies. Would love more Amiga games to appear on PS3/PSP as a mini (ideally Turrican II :P ) but that’s probably just wishful thinking.

Is it possible to copy only one savegame (such as a Killzone 2 Save) on another PS3?

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Just checking mate, will get back to you ASAP

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Hi Hirndoctor, you can copy all PS3 save data except for game saves that are protected by the game publishers through the transfer utility. Please check in the game manual for Killzone to find out if the game saves are protected

Excellent !

Thanks

will the ps3 ever get twitter? like the 360… lol

Use the browser?… lol

sweet jesus. now i can play field runners on my ps3 :-D

Not that I have any minis yet, or a 2nd PS3, but I still love the sound of this.

What about the postulated Controller Sync fix?

Also will this transfer my Singstar DLC or will I have to relicense it?

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You can NOT transfer Singstar DLC through the transfer utility but you should be able to re-download it on the new machine (however some tracks may no longer be available on the store)

I’m sad that this function is available, now… “PS3 Data Transfer”

I needed that 2 months agon, when I sold my fat one and bought the slim… :(

The minis-thing is cool…
Will we get twitter someday?!

nice!

The normal question. Will we get XMB voice chat?

I’ve read that this also fixes the controller sync issues – is that the case?

Do you need a normal ethernet cable or do you have to use a cross-over cable?

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To do the transfer you just need a LAN cable

So thats a FULL transfer of all save game data (copy protected?) everything???

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No, copy protected save data can not be transfered due to publisher’s requirements

Nice! The copy thingy will be awesome for those that don’t have an external hdd to backup the PS3 to.

So we need BOTH PS3’s? Not many people will have both at the same time, let us back up onto an external HDD and let us carry over our protected saves!

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you can back up most things to an external HDD but due to publisher’s requirements some game saves will be protected and are unable to backed up

Nice feature with the playable Minis!! Now please make it possible to play normal PSP games on our PS3s. :)

When will “Cross-game chat” come?

Thanks.

Nice idea with the ps3 to ps3 copying…

Now then, how about Skype please?? I can just picture myself sitting infront of my TV, just like Blofeld, making video calls.

Please say it will happen, after all, you guys did it for the PSP, why not for its bigger, more powerful brother.. Imagine, it will actually make the PS3 camera useful!!!

That is awesome news! Great update! Thanks guys!

Minis ? nice ! so i don’t have to buy PSPGo to play it . but yet still no ……………………………………. voice chat T_T .

On the subject of backing up, will the ability to backup all save games to an external hard drive at once ever be added instead of having to copy them all one at a time

Also will we ever be able to have the XMB icon sizes back how they were before 3.0?

Thanks

Any ideas when we are getting move avatars? Please?

And great update. I’ll be playing Fieldrunners!

will data transfer enable to copy encrypted saves like rock band’s?

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Unfortunately not, due to publisher’s requirements

New picture list also for pics on media servier please!

i hope it works on locked saves as got now 2 ps3 systems and get confused at times with games like resident evil 5 and street fighter vi that i cannot transfer my saves over to my new slim :(

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Unfortunately you can’t, due to publisher’s requirements, sorry

Yes! So my purchases of the two pinball games will be on the big screen soon!

Please more Amiga ports:
Turrican, North & South etc.

nineinchnailed 08 December, 2009 @ 15:11
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“If you have already brought a mini for PSP”

I think you mean BOUGHT. As in, ‘to buy’.

BaSeBaLlKiD721 08 December, 2009 @ 15:13
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Will the locked saved data be transferred as well? Please let me know as I am dying to upgrade my PS3 hard drive but the locks are holding me back…

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Sorry but you won’t be able to transfer some game saves as they are protected by the publishers

candystripesdcfc 08 December, 2009 @ 15:13
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@ YobRenoops: A crossover ethernet cable seems more likely than a normal one.

Looks like someone else asked. But does that mean we can actually move over device locked save games? That would be nice. Although it don’t solve anything for people whose PS3 broke and get a new one. Even if they have a backup their device locked save games is lost…

I wonder who came up with that protection scheme to begin with. He should be forced to come around and recreate the save games for everyone who lost theirs this way. Manually. By playing though the games ;)

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can the cross over be uesd for singstar songs? i got my slim 2 weeks ago and lost afew of my saves, but most importantly was the £100+ worth of songs on singstar, my missus was not impressed.

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you can’t directly transfer SingStar DLC but you can re-download the tracks on the new PS3 provided they are still available on the store. That should get most of them back and get you some brownie points!

Data transfer is good, but then so is the HD back-up. Looking at it though, neither will let you transfer singstar purchases. After my PS3 died a few months back I was only allowed to re-download song purchases because Sony supplied the replacement. It was explained if I went out and bought another machine, then I wouldn’t have been allowed. So I’ve stopped downloading songs now, in case it happens again.

Mini’s are good though, but it’d be better if all the PSP (and PS2) games worked on PS3.

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“So if you decide to get a new PS3 you can make sure you don’t loose any of your existing content”

Do you mean lose ?

2 quick questions. Where will the minis save data be saved, in a new folder or in PS3 save utility? And will the PS3 mini be separate to the PSP one, or will you play the PSP one, and press triangle to copy it?

Thanks if you answer, and also thanks for the update!

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minis will have their own save utility folder on the PS3 xmb. The minis game playable on the PS3 is the same as playable on the PSP. It is exactly the same file.

Nice little update. I imagine the Minis devs are pretty happy about this as well.

Just to echo what someone else has posted above, Skype on PS3 would be fantastic, especially if you could stay signed in while playing a game.

awesome idea PS3 –> PS3 copying data, but i need get my old backup PS3’s data from an external HD :( . I can’t get my KZ2 savegame from the backup :(

WHOA DATA TRANSFER!??!

Does this work with Protected Saves as well? Such as Demon Souls & Killzone 2? PLEASE SAY YES!!!

Will the transfer util. copy the protected saves?
If not i have no use for it! We can already transfer the others.

Great update! Both great ideas…Pity the transfer tech wasn’t available a month ago when I moved to a Slim PS3 and lost protected saved data such as Killzone 2.

Will this update come to the USA as well? I sure hope so!!!
I really wish that all PSP downloads would work on my PS3 as well!!!
But even being able to play the minis will be nice.

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Seeing as Video Store content, and Singstar songs are licensed/activated only on the one PS3 they were purchased on, will doing this ethernet transfer also transfer the license to the destination PS3? It’s annoying having to phone Sony to request that your license be reset so that you can “activate” the license on a new PS3.

I believe many will appreciate an answer to this question.

lol. I wonder how many times people have asked for a utility to copy save-games to an external drive. You know – so you could backup your data easily, rather than going on a clicking spree (until you hit that copy-protected save). Not completely unlike the entire “take your memory card with you when you come over” thing that worked well on the ps2.

But no worries, you get this instead. :/

Specifically – you should be able to save your user’s save-files and replays quickly to a thumb-drive. Then drop those on a different ps3 under your local user-name. No account details, nothing like that, just the save-games, even the protected ones, under one particular account. Then, sync the saves, go home again, etc.

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Will the minis support trophies?

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Afraid they don’t at the minute

Well one simple question and really James i would appreciate an answer .Next week i am going to buy a new ps3 slim 250 gb for my living room.I was going to back up my fat ps3 and recover everything on the slim.With out need it to erase everything on my fat one.So in other words why do i need to delete my stuff on my old ps3 with the new feature ?I mean i don’t buy one and sell the old i just need my stuff on all my ps3.If you get my point.

Thanks James.

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If you back up to an HDD you will only be able to restore the content to the same PS3. I’m afriad in the data transfer you will only be able to have games, game saves and videos from the PSN on one console but you will be able to keep all your own photos, videos, etc on both consoles

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holy moly, this sounds like a great (and useful) update! :)

minis on PS3 is mega. some of the minis that get advertsied on the blog look like so much fun. cant wait to try some cheap, small, innovative ones through the PS3.

the data transfer thingy seems like a useful addition too. might make things easier anyway, which cant be bad :D

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Glad you like it, thanks for your positive comments!

Great idea for the data transfer. Will it also work with tracks bought in the SingStore for SingStar? Those are normally directly linked to the physical machine.

Solid_Snake1987 08 December, 2009 @ 15:31
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Wow. Two brilliant new features. Looking forward to being able to play the minis on my PS3 (my PSP is too busy with Disgaea :P) and it’s nice to know you can transfer data between PS3s if you need to. Great work guys! :)

Singstar content gets transfered with a full HD backup – I’ve done this twice now.

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Dang!
That’s a first update in quite some time thats great and for once, usefull!!
Thank you Sony for your marvelous work <3

And, Give us X-chat ;)

@DarkStyler
Backup and restore only works on the same PS3 – i.e. when you install a new drive.

wow, man, this is a welcome welcome update, now I don’t have to redownload everything for the second ps3, great GREAT update :)

The data transfer isn’t actually going to be that useful in real-world terms. Most people that require this facility (me included) only do so because they have experienced the YLOD – this transfer is only any good if you have two WORKING Playstations.

Obviously these free updates are useful, but a better/faster/offsite backup facility would be more so.

S

Hi James, sounds like a great update to me as I’ve already bought quite a few PSP minis. I’m just wondering, if I play a mini on my PSP, will the save be transferable to the PS3, and vice versa? This is already possible when I play a PSOne Classic I downloaded from the PSN store on my PSP and PS3, so I’m hoping the minis emulator can do the same. If it can’t it’s no biggie but it’d be cool for games like Breakquest or Fieldrunners where I’ve unlocked a lot of the levels.

Hi James can you tell us if this fixes the sync problem with the bluetooth that many owners have been getting since update 3.10? Also why is this update an optional one if the answer is yes to the sync problems? Nice to see the transfer option allowing you to move the unmovable saves as well as copying others files to your second PS3, its a very nice touch!

keep up the good work!!

Smoutefretter_BE 08 December, 2009 @ 15:39
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The PS3 data transfer is a GREAT idea!
I really hope the new update finally takes care off the trophy synch problem. I hope it, because I still haven’t been able to update my trophies since the problem occurred. I can’t get any further then 10%.

Keep up the good work ;)

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@DF_2K9 – have you ever used twitter? :-)

seriously though as a few people of said there is a browser to do that kind of thing; however i’m all for EVEN MORE FEATURES…

cross game chat , smb ‘samba’ network hard drive support (not just the already supported dlna/upnp media sharing) & itunes sharing/streaming support <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< these can be too hard for the firmware team to do, after all their open standards and dlan was easily incorporated….

baby steps as always for ps3 firmware upgrades
can you please tell me if there is more then one person working on these firmware updates, i can’t believe in all this time the ps3 exists, we still don’t have what we have been asking for, all updates are simply for Sony to milk us in every way possible or use us to advertise your games, it’s our turn now, throw us a bone please?

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1. Does this mean that other PSP games will be playable on the PS3 lie God of War : Chains of Olympus?

2. Are Sony planning on improving PS2 compatibilty support as well or just recreating all the PS2 games as HD versions?

3. Any news about a fix for the Trophy syncing error quite a few people are getting. My son’s gets to about 14% then gets a 8002804 error!

Looking forward to all the great exclusives next year!

Awesome! And I’m totally with #30:

Do.more.Amiga.ports!

Lol while i was reading rumours about this on another site i missed the announcement. :D
This is awesome, thank you James and everyone at Sony who worked on this.
Some of those minis are seeming more attractive already, you crafty beggars ;)
I own 2 PS3s so the data transfer is going to be very useful.

I’m still hoping the browser has been tweaked….

I’d also like to know if you can transfer single protected game data from an old PS3 to your new one. My Killzone 2 data is stuck on my old one.

Hey James,

Since you guys are implementing a “mini’s emulator” of sorts, are you guys ever considering implemnenting either a ps2 or psp game emulator?

I’d love ta buy the gta psps games an play em on my ps3 personally.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Well, here we go again, with the LIST (in priority order):
– MKV Support
– Cross Game Voice Chat
– SkyPE Support
– (maybe?) PS2 support via some kind of an emulator?

Its an optional update so I don’t see the point for myself to download it until the next update. I assume these features will be included as well with the next update if you decide “not” to download 3.15?

as someone who recently lost thier 60gb to a flashing light of doom, but luckily have a back up, i was distraught to find a lot of content (notably PS2 saves and a few ps3 save) had not restored. If I restore after this update will I get back me and my gf’s Persona saves?

Also neat on the Mini’s that makes them far more attractive, but I’d LOVE to see all PSP games on the ps3, that way I’d gladly part the cash for them (even some that I own on UMD!

“we are working on getting the majority of the current minis ready for the PS3 from the 17th December”

What does this mean? So not all minis will work when the firmware update is released?

And indeed, PSP + PS2 emulator on PS3 = Saint Sony!

THANKS YOU SO MUCH.

i just got the new slim and was going to restore all my data onto the new slim.

but now ill wait for the update.

thanks again.

i dont know where i can request future feature but i would like just a simple feature. which is to beable to re-order my users. because ive got 5 users on my PS3 and im 4th, i would like to put my user account at the top.

“Posted on 8 December, 2009 at 3:40 pm by S-E-G

baby steps as always for ps3 firmware upgrades
can you please tell me if there is more then one person working on these firmware updates, i can’t believe in all this time the ps3 exists, we still don’t have what we have been asking for, all updates are simply for Sony to milk us in every way possible or use us to advertise your games, it’s our turn now, throw us a bone please?”

STOP THE PRESS!!!

Multinational business in ‘Only interested in making profit’ shocker!!!

*Rolls eyes*

A-N-O-T-H-E-R crappy update -_-, first of ALL fix the damn Sync problem with the Trophies and the “System Activation” Problem!!! After these problems add more features.

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The data transfer is a nice feature… It’s a pity they didn’t make it available when the slim came out as my 60Gb system died (permanently after the 4th repair) about a day after I got the new one (probably felt rejected). So even though I tried a backup / restore between the two boxes it did nothing. I managed to move my non-secure game saves but I lost 60 hours of demon souls and my killzone saves as they couldn’t be copied.

Lets hope this firmware fixes the problem with synchronising controllers and BD remote to PS3 slims.

http://loot-ninja.com/2009/12/04/major-bluetooth-issues-with-ps3-firmware-3-10/

I’m also getting some odd HDMI dropouts after the system has been on for about 5 hours+ in 1080p mode, since I swapped my 60gb fat for a slim so there are some definite issues with the new hardware, that needs sorting.

So no fix for the Controller Sync problem?

Very useful update, I’ve no doubt it’ll come in handy for the future. When I went from 60GB to 80GB unit it was a massive pain to re-download everything, I’ll probably be upgrading to a slim in the next few months, so it’s a relief to know I won’t have to go through that all again!

Unfortunately the transfer utility is only useful as long as your old PS3 still works. Couldn’t you please include an option to create a complete backup on an external hdd which can be transferred to a new PS3 in case the old one dies? That would be so much more helpful.

Thank you for continuing to improve PS3!

“Posted on 8 December, 2009 at 3:57 pm by Miltos95

A-N-O-T-H-E-R crappy update -_-, first of ALL fix the damn Sync problem with the Trophies and the “System Activation” Problem!!! After these problems add more features.”

Firmware updates almost ALLWAYS have hidden features not listed in the release notes.

Why not wait until AFTER the update is release and if the issues which nark you so much haven’t been rectified THEN have a moan.

Moaning in advance when you don’t know for sure whether or not something has been included in the update seems somewhat premature

SONY! Please give us a very well working cross-over-voicechat. Than you will be on one level with your competitor.

“So if you decide to get a new PS3 you can make sure you don’t loose any of your existing content.”

LOSE.

Also this seems to be a tacit admission that the YLOD problem is more extensive than Sony let on. Sony should do the right thing and extend the warranty for 3 years or at least agree to fix YLOD consoles for free since it is a design flaw of the console.

thefirstassassin 08 December, 2009 @ 16:07
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O.o
Another C-R-A-P-Y Update -_-
You dont have any other work to do than putting unuseles features?
Try improving the Damn Errors (Trophy Sync and the God Damn System Activation Error).

So..no Cross Game Chat? No Trophy Sync Fix? But we get…….Minis and the opportunity to stream data from one PS3 to another but only if the first isn’t YLOD’d (Basically turning this into a dud unless for some reason you’re allergic to external HDDs)

*headDESK*

The data transfer seems like a great new feature – not sure that PSP Minis are for me though…

More important to me is whether or not this new firmware update will fix the controller sync issues that I have been experiencing since updating to firmware v3.10?

Thanks.

2 quick questions. Where will the minis save data be saved, in a new folder or in PS3 save utility? And will the PS3 mini be separate to the PSP one, or will you play the PSP one, and press triangle to copy it?

Just wanted to repost this because you probably skipped it or didnt notice it :D

PLEASE JUST GET CROSS GAME CHAT OUT THERE!!!!!!

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Maybe a “synchronize systems” option could be better than the “copy from” and “copy to” new features.
The idea is to have the newest data in both consoles, right? but sometimes you have a mixed set of old and new data(savegames mainly) in both consoles, so you will have to copy one by one and choosing the right direction for each of them(with the new feature) instead of just synchronizing both devices(just one step).
Just a suggestion.

Hi james again

Well one simple question and really James i would appreciate an answer .Next week i am going to buy a new ps3 slim 250 gb for my living room.I was going to back up my fat ps3 and recover everything on the slim.With out need it to erase everything on my fat one.So in other words why do i need to delete my stuff on my old ps3 with the new feature ?I mean i don’t buy one and sell the old i just need my stuff on all my ps3.If you get my point.
Thanks James.

Once again the internet rumour factory came up trumps!!!

I think this is a great update as I’ve wanted both of these things to happen!!!!

Having Mini’s on PS3 is great as it gives PS3 owners access to cheap indie games, and makes getting a PSP a little bit more tempting if you already own games for it.

And the lack of data transfer was the one thing that was stopping me from upgrading my launch model to a Slim – I’m not going to be able to resist getting one now that you’ve made it so easy!

My 160GB upgraded HDD in my launch model is getting a little full, so I’m thinking a nice 250GB Slim will do the job, probably coinsiding with a game I was going to get anyway – a 250GB God of War III bundle perhaps?!

Thanks Sony!

“Also this seems to be a tacit admission that the YLOD problem is more extensive than Sony let on.”

How? If you get a YLOD there’s nothing in this update that will help you.

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Suggestion for a future update: The ability to link photos on the PS3 to website forms thus allowing the upload of photos. So, you go to a site such as Twitpic (the upload page) and when the “Browse” button is clicked we get a list of the photos on our PS3.

Off-topic: The camera in Home is pants, the image quality of the photos is terrible and it takes way too long for the photos to be generated/saved.

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Very good! Are there any other changes like bug fixes etc, or is this a feature adding update! It’s great that your adding loads of new features, ones that I hadn’t even thought of but still seem very useful thinking about it! Is there any way of stopping the grey screen inbetween the XMB and a game starting, even if the game is in the same resalution as the XMB I still get it. Also what about game DLC data transferring?

@ DarkStyler, copy-protected materials like games and some save files etc are locked to a specific PS3, so you can backup/restore to the same PS3 but not restore to a different PS3.

It makes sense if you think about it, otherwise pirates would simply be able to clone copy-protected content on PS3 after PS3.

You can still redownload content on up to 4 other PS3’s that are activated on the same user account though, so data transfer everything to your new PS3 and redownload the selected items you want to keep on your old PS3.

The new data transfer process won’t erase everything by the sound of it, only copy-protected materials that wouldn’t ordinarily be allowed to move PS3’s using the original backup process.

Thanks alot Apnomis. Now i got it ^^
Generally good update (considering that each this kind of update it comes so close to each other) keep them coming guys.

I lost my KZ2 save a few months back & my TS1[PS2 game save] to :-(
Wish you could just take out the Hard drive off your old PS3 & put it a New PS3 and it would have all your stuff on it. Good update tho ;)

Nice, Very needed update!

Good work. :D

RadioactiveMouse 08 December, 2009 @ 16:44
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Some good and useful features. Nice to see it shaping up well. Does this fix the intermittent problem with controller sync in this update too?

Is there any option to share saves or data via wi-fi ? Lan is a little… old.. (but fast hey :) )

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Controller sync fix for the slims ?

And what about cross game chat? The only feature that matters!

xKillerMonkeyx 08 December, 2009 @ 16:57
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So i could buy a PSP mini and save it directly to PS3 and play it on PS3??

So you got an emulator running? But if it can run minis, why does it not also run regular psp games? The code of the regular games is the same, right? That would be even better!

The ps3 to ps3 backup is a handy feature I could have made use of a while back when I swapped my console for a new one. Great news – now it’s easier for me to swap over to a PS3 slim!

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Could Sony just make a better backup utility where we select what to back up? Like the game saves only, for example. Seen the file transfer speed of the backup I don’t believe the PS3 sync will be much faster. It takes less time to redownload everything from the PS Store.

And then the synch will work for a second PS3 only. I want a way to backup and restore my locked gamesaves!

Will this erase the data on the older PS3?

I agree with 103, I don’t see why I can’t just back up the game saves instead of everything on the HD, I’m concerned about my Dragon Age save because it’s locked and if the HD corrupts or something I will have lost many hours of gameplay!

Same thing happened with my Godfather 2 game, my HD randomly corrupted one day and because I couldn’t back it up I lost about 80% of the game progress :( Haven’t bothered starting it again.

@fcp10 by now you must understand that they can’t do it. They don’t have the skill to do that on the machine that only does (almost) everything….

Andy-McK-4ever 08 December, 2009 @ 17:28
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I don’t find this update very useful but I’m sure there are others who are thrilled by the Data Transfer feature. I must ask though, if you can implement a Minis emulator for the PS3, why don’t you implement a PS2 emulator? My PS2 died after 8 years of dedicated service and now I have no way to play any of the classic games such as Canis Canem Edit, the Jak series or the Ratchet and Clank series. Backwards compatability must be one of the most wanted features for the PS3. I’d even be willing to pay for the feature.

i have bought a mini game via psstore on psp. can i transfer it to ps3 via USB?

moving content from ps3 to another fantastic, i have 3 ps3 systems in my house so would i be able to move content on all 3 of them. thanks

is this just minis that are playable on the ps3 or can other psp titles be played?
if not when will we be able to play psp titles on ps3?
and that is being worked on right?

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Will I need a psp to play the minis on my ps3? I aint got no psp…

could we transfer exp:music mp3 files on another ps3 exp my freinds ps3 like msn…..and I would like that you could watch a movie on home with others friends…and of course CROSS GAME CHAT sorry but where always gonna ask ha!ha!ha!…

Solid-Snake-Eyes 08 December, 2009 @ 18:22
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I’d like to comment that an improved backup utility would be more useful to me than the transfer feature. I’d like a selective backup option, and a way to back up locked save files with the ability to restore them to another console. I’m afraid that if my old 60GB PS3 dies I’ll lose a lot of my save files forever due to the current restrictions. I thought that locked saves were becoming less common but the last two games I bought have them, argh!

I really like the data transfer. But I’m still missing two relatively simple features, both dealing with multiple accounts on a single ps3:

– make the parental control level a per-user setting. ie you can switch to a user with a higher level (more restrictions), but you need the (global) password/code tot switch back to a lower lever.

– make the system language a per-user setting. ie changing the user also changes the language.

thanks!

That was unexpected but it’s a pretty good initiative, data transfer can be helpful. However I guess if our PS3 breaks, the Sony repair center wont do the transfer to the repaired PS3.

And I imagine this feature is limited by the number of activated consoles per account. Is there a non-telephonic way to deactivate a system? I have two PS3, the first one broke two times (and have been replaced two times) and the second one broke and have been replaced one time, so with 2 PS3 I already reached the maximum number of activated accounts.

Does the feature copy restricted savedatas as well? Such as for Tekken 5, for example, where we cannot copy our saves in a USB device.

3rd year anniversary came along, we got nothing, then the 15 year anniversary of the PlayStation brand came, we got nothing, Christmas is coming and i better be getting a damn present this year feature wise!!!
it’s not just HOME that is in beta, ps3 is in beta, trial and error all the time with these system updates im getting sick of it, updates to fix a previous update, but i get it, you guys want to stretch it for the 10 year life cycle

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The XMB should be fully independent from a game and be able to cross-game chat and play music while in-game and so on.

Please make this priority in next update. INDEPENDENT XMB

In short, will i be able to transfer my locked save files (such as Killzone 2) into a USB key?

Looks like I may finally be curious enough to buy some Minis.

Soooooo…..

Does mean someone would have the opportunity to install a larger hard drive by transfering data to a new ps3 swapping out the hard drive in the old ps3 and then tranferring it back.

I would love to know if this would work because i love all extra do das of the original 60 gig ps3 but the 60 gigs go so fast.

Finally a good update. Hope this won’t hurt my PS3 LOL

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Okay, so I have a really specific question:
I just bought a hard drive and transfered my PS3 using the backup utility into it so I could transfer it to a new PS3 slim I just received. However, all of my Rock Band data didn’t transfer, so I’ve had to re-download all of my DLC, and I’m trying to get my copy of Rock Band 1 back from a friend so I can do the song transfer. Unfortunately, all of my characters, scores, bands, etc… Still will be gone. Will this upcoming update allow a PS3 to PS3 transfer of locked games such as Rock Band/Guitar Hero, etc? I still have my old PS3, and it would be nice to know before I let the old one go if this is possible. If so, I could just wipe the new PS3 and all I would lose is my Uncharted 2 data, which of course I wouldn’t mind playing through again. Haha.

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Okay, so I have a really specific question:
I just bought a hard drive and transfered my PS3 using the backup utility into it so I could transfer it to a new PS3 slim I just received. However, all of my Rock Band data didn’t transfer, so I’ve had to re-download all of my DLC, and I’m trying to get my copy of Rock Band 1 back from a friend so I can do the song transfer. Unfortunately, all of my characters, scores, bands, etc… Still will be gone. Will this upcoming update allow a PS3 to PS3 transfer of locked games such as Rock Band/Guitar Hero, etc? I still have my old PS3, and it would be nice to know before I let the old one go if this is possible. If so, I could just wipe the new PS3 and all I would lose is my Uncharted 2 data, which of course I wouldn’t mind playing through again. Haha.

Shorter version: Will the new update allow locked games such as Rock Band 2 and all the data related to them to be transfered over to a new PS3, or will they still be locked to the old system? Thanks!

i’m not quite sure why you guys put all firmware updates optional, if i decided to update it and my console bricks on me, your not responsible? is that the reason of the optional upgrades?

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When we transfer minis to our PS3, will they be available in HD?

Sorry but this is annoying, we want to be able to back up OUR save data in case our console breaks. I had havd to restart Street Fighter, Killzone 2 and i whole hosto f other games because we are not allowed to back up our OWN saves :(

Nice update, however I still think you guys have to fix the Facebook/sub-account thing. I love it and works perfectly fine with my Master account,but my brother can’t use it on his sub-account…what is up with that?

Apart from that, keep up the good work and keep ’em coming!!

I think this is a good function but like many others are saying we want rid of the protection on save data, it’s a bit of joke when it’s yours and your forced to leave it behind if you want to get a new PS3 or in some cases HAVE to get a new PS3.

So please Sony, get rid of it, it’s useless annoying and would also make this feature more plausible if it was removed.

my ps3 is dead so i guess i cant copy the data to my new one :(
oh well will have to complete some games again haha no porbs they are all amazing :D

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When will the PS3 support bluetooth file transfer? I want to send for example pictures taken with my mobile phone and view them with my PS3 without using DLNA.

Nice update sony. You pretty much killed any want I had of getting a pspmini now that they will play on ps3.

Now some more amiga stuff. :D

Wery nice!, Many intresting games on “minis” I would love to play, but I have to admit that without trophie support I will not!, as I’m trophie addicted :P… So I really hope you will add support for that at some time, will definetly boost the sales as I suppose I’m not the only one addicted to trophies :) – I hardly have time to play games where I can not get more trophies in!

Since we can download PSP minis how about pixeljunk monsters deluxe? Will this work on PS3 now?

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Sorry I don’t understand this firmware update. Who needs a copy from one ps3 to another when the content will gets deleted on the first ps3 after copy?
Seriously I have 2 ps3’s a fat 60gb and a slim. What I want is a simple copy action of all/selectable content from one ps3 to the other and vice versa. E.g. Savegames etc. Cause sometimes I play in the living room and sometimes in my computer room. Both rooms have their own ps3. Both are connected via wlan. I mean the best thing would be a online storage possibility for savegames. So they are secured even on a harddisk crash. I mean one simple upload like for the trophies would be enough and updating only on request not automatically.
But why should I want to delete the stuff as well on my first ps3 only to have it on my second? Cause this really isn’t well thought. I want to have my bought games and content on all my owned ps3 without to download it again over the internet. I want the possibility to play here and there with the same...

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Sorry I don’t understand this firmware update. Who needs a copy from one ps3 to another when the content will gets deleted on the first ps3 after copy?
Seriously I have 2 ps3’s a fat 60gb and a slim. What I want is a simple copy action of all/selectable content from one ps3 to the other and vice versa. E.g. Savegames etc. Cause sometimes I play in the living room and sometimes in my computer room. Both rooms have their own ps3. Both are connected via wlan. I mean the best thing would be a online storage possibility for savegames. So they are secured even on a harddisk crash. I mean one simple upload like for the trophies would be enough and updating only on request not automatically.
But why should I want to delete the stuff as well on my first ps3 only to have it on my second? Cause this really isn’t well thought. I want to have my bought games and content on all my owned ps3 without to download it again over the internet. I want the possibility to play here and there with the same savegame or have a easy possibility to copy it over e.g. share it between my owned ps3’s. It could be a simple sharing in the same subnet like a normal windows share. cause the copy action with usb devices isn’t up to date in current times.

Pure_Mind_Games 08 December, 2009 @ 19:29
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I noticed about SingStar you said “provided the songs are still on the store” if people have paid for the songs wouldn’t taking them away essentially be stealing? sure 1 or 2 songs probably no one would care much after all it’s only £1 – £2 but if 100 people bought that song(s) it’s £100 – £200 in your pocket, sure you’ve already spent it but it’s like we just gave you the money for nothing, I see a lot of pissed off people in your future

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meh let me know when PS2 emulation comes around, yeah I know it won’t happen due to the amazingly hypocritical statement from Sony about players having no interest in OLD games, oh and btw here’s FFVII

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I’d like to see some extension of the PS3 to PS3 transfert like PS3 to PC using NFS (as Network File System not Need for Speed) or something like this because I am tired of using an USB key to transfert the video from the store to my PC.

Something working with Linux too.

NightCrawler-672 08 December, 2009 @ 19:39
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IMPORTANT:

The data transfer utility CANNOT be used to move copy-protected saves !!! I was really excited when I first read about this feature BUT it has been confirmed (see response to post #6) that you will not be able to copy over protected saves to another PS3.

So basically, yet another useless update. Great job Sony – I guess thats why its optional.

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The data transfer update looks sweet. Shame im not gonna bother with any minis. They dont cost much less then standard PSN games and they lack trophies or any online components. But great for those who have been wanting to try miniS.

Please Lord tell me we are getting some new avatars PLEASE.

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Looks like Santa is coming early this year!

Good work guys, lovin the enthusiam and momentum for PS3 at the mo, keep it up!

The transfer feature sounds nice. I also got a slim PS3 in addition to the old model, but I still use them both – on separate places. A feature I would really like to have is the possibility to sync save-games using PSN. At the moment I have to copy my save-games from one PS3 to an USB stick, carry the stick with me, and then to copy from the USB stick to the other PS3, and I have to manually keep track where I have which version of the save-games. This could be handled much nicer if some sync feature for save-games would be integrated in PSN.

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this is a cover up software update add a couple of little features that was planned for future updates make it optional and all of a sudden the people with bluetooth problems on the web have the magic fix (and sony dont have to admit to anything) and for people asking for other features wait for the payed for/overhaul of the service next year

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Can I freely copy any pictures files or save files I want with this or is it strictly everything or nothing?

Sounds like a fantastic feature. Good work. :)

NightCrawler-672 08 December, 2009 @ 19:55
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You CANNOT move COPY-PROTECTED SAVES !!! Check post #6

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Oh come on. We can’t do copy protected saves? This is ridiculous. The protected saves should have been tied to your PSN account. I got so far in Rock Band 2 on my 20GB, then it died. I eventually fixed it, but have a Slim. All that time, wasted. Come on Sony. Talk to devs and change the stupid copy protection. Kinda lame a hard transfer from one PS3 to another can’t do the copy protection saves. No middle man there. It’s a secure transfer. So excited thinking I could transfer my RB2 save, then I saw the reply. Damn.

Can you guys please fix the word “loose.” You meant to write “lose.” It’s not that serious, it just bothers me excessively.

Only func. i want is to backup protected saves have a few games with that now! Think 1 trophy from plat. and oh now PS3 broke and thoose games can’t be backed up! SILLY!

You should be able to use it and backup on activated PS3 at least when they are connected via LAN cable…

Prem-aka-Prince 08 December, 2009 @ 20:02
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Hey thanks for that, looks good. I like how you kindly told different people the same thing^^ Probably because most don’t bother to read replies that aren’t to their own post xD Hopefully one day publishers or game developers will drop the protected saves- either that or some kind of online save utility tied to your account! My PS3 broke and with it went my KZ2 progress, most importantly including my nearly complete ‘elite’ difficulty play… but allll my multiplayer stuff was there, kind of gutting considering how I didn’t really care for it! What’s the point in ‘updating your progress to the servers’ if it doesn’t get stored, was my thought >< Oh well not your fault, have a nice day!

So does the ps3 to ps3 transfer also be able to transfer/copy a copy restricted game saves and such, I hope it can, cause this has been a big headache for me…

woot :D that’s really cool with the minis!:)

I’m sorry James, and I know that it’s not your fault this.
But without any way of transfering copy protected saves, this firmware update is more or less useless, sure it’s nice to be able to copy some stuff over to a friends’ console, but many of the games now are tied to one console because of the copy protection and that’s the main issue with this, not the connectivity over a direct cable.

I think the best firmware update that could possibly happen right now is to move the copy protection from a specific console serial number to the PSN id – that way publishers would still have the same “protection” they have now against people copying save games between people – but if my PS3 would break, I wouldn’t lose all my progress in many of the games.
Do you know if people higher up are aware of this? It feels like the implementation succeeded to listen to the publishers, but not to the gamers (which also are the customers in this case).
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I’m sorry James, and I know that it’s not your fault this.
But without any way of transfering copy protected saves, this firmware update is more or less useless, sure it’s nice to be able to copy some stuff over to a friends’ console, but many of the games now are tied to one console because of the copy protection and that’s the main issue with this, not the connectivity over a direct cable.

I think the best firmware update that could possibly happen right now is to move the copy protection from a specific console serial number to the PSN id – that way publishers would still have the same “protection” they have now against people copying save games between people – but if my PS3 would break, I wouldn’t lose all my progress in many of the games.
Do you know if people higher up are aware of this? It feels like the implementation succeeded to listen to the publishers, but not to the gamers (which also are the customers in this case).
There must be a solution that can fit both parties here.

all i wanna know is, will the bluetooth issue with ps3 slim’s be fixed??

Come on :-/ Why can’t i move my Killzone 2 save to a new PS3 in the Future for? Copy protected saves should be stopped really. I lost my Killzone 2 save months back because i could not back it up to a Memory card :-/ [I saved all my other saves tho, thank god]

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“This feature enables you to easily transfer all of your saved data from one PS3 to another.”

It appears they have a different definition of “ALL” then what’s given in any dictionary. The transfer feature seems mostly useless…

Why does it delete source game data prior to transfer? This is idiotic! So the procedure will really be: 1) Backup PS3-A to external hard drive 2) Transfer PS3-A to PS3-B 3) Restore PS3-A from backup

Why does it require a LAN cable, what if both my PS3’s are already on the same LAN via Wifi? (or cable for that matter) Dumb!

It won’t copy protected game saves or DLC so we might as well just keep using USB sticks and redownloading from the internet…
*sigh*

The PSP Mini’s on the PS3 seems nice but why not all PSP games? Are they afraid of actually selling software? It’s not like they make money on PSP hardware anyway…
*sigh*

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So if I transferred my saves from old PS3 to new PS3, will I be able to earn trophies using my existing saves or will I need to make new saves on my new PS3 to enable trophies?

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Will the data transfer work over a LAN or do the two systems have to be directly connected?

Those of us with more than one system could do with some kind of LAN synchronisation utility to keep each machine up to date. Sometimes I want to continue a game upstairs and can’t due to locked saves etc.

I don’t mean to sound negative but this update is very disappointing! Why have Sony made it so difficult to back up your machine?

I have had one PS3 die on me already taking with it any locked game saves, (Killzone 2) I had a backup of the machine but when you try to restore it does not restore any of the locked saves.

Sony you really need to sort this out, why does the new transfer function have to delete the content from the original machine. I really don’t mind if game saves are locked but surely they should be locked to the user ID? You should still be able to copy them, so if I had two machines in one house as long as the PSN ID was the same they would work on either.

Why does this new transfer not transfer locked games, don’t say it’s the publishers wish. Sony you write the operating system, make it transfer them.

Why do you never listen to your customers, the people that are actually buying your products and keeping you employed!!

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Why do people feel the need to post the same question over and over again? Can you lot asking about copying save games not read?? Nice touch with the minis though, Some of them are quite cool :D

Tristan88888888 08 December, 2009 @ 20:35
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my question. when transferring save data to a new ps3, do you need to delete it on the other account. can we start tethering save data to our psn accounts like on the xbox. i want to be able to move from ps3 to ps3 on the same save file.

What’s the point of the transfer utility if you can’t transfer all your game save ?

Can I transfer my user accounts to a new ps3 aswell?

Oh, this is for the Yellow Light Of Death is it? Shame you didnt release this when I had the YLOD and purchased a slim!

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That’s really great that Minis can soon be enjoyed on PS3, too. :)

Great stuff, Minis are getting BIGGER !!

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And now? Where is the Cross-Game-Chat?

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thanks for your reply,

“you can’t directly transfer SingStar DLC but you can re-download the tracks on the new PS3 provided they are still available on the store. That should get most of them back and get you some brownie points!”

do i have to delete them off the old ps3? at the moment when i try to redownload the songs i get a message about them already been downloaded and i should check the usage rights.

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Useless if my old PS3 dies! Update sounds pretty cool though! Minis sound meh, don’t use my PSP anymore, if they are priced REASONABLY then I will pick a few.

So if the protected saves cannot be copied over, can there at least be a system put into place where you could link the save to your PSN ID and to use it you have to log in to the PSN to verify yourself or something, allowing backups that will only work for yourself?

I don’t want to whine lol but this is essentially the only thing stopping me from upgrading to a PS3 slim.

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My question on transfering my saved games info and other stuff, will I need to delete that information from one PS3, or can the information be on both?

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I am absolutely against the so-called copy protected game saves, SONY can set rules to the publishers/developers. ‘One step forward, three steps back’ is Sony’s new slogan. If xbox 360 can set requirements for games why can’t Sony? Sony is simply too slow on everything, 3 years later Sony implements the xbox 360 achievements system, slow eh? Another 20 more years until we see the in-game music across the whole PS3 system and in-game chat

I am still waiting for any method, how to tranfer protected saves (only) from between my two PS3s. As I travel during my job, I play on both during the week, depending where I am.

For the last time I play only games with not protected saves, because I cannot enjoy the game if I cannot play it continuosly. Direct tranfer is not bad option in case you move to new PS3, but in all other cases it is useless.

If there is a fear of game creators for copying saves, there is always trophy-lock to PSN account (so other lock is for what?), but there should be help from SONY at least, something like “MOVE” function for such a protected saves. May be online user-storage (~20MB or 1 save limit) for moving/export saves in (remove from 1st console) and import for the 2nd system.

No major features in this FW for me, I can miss it :-(

alright update even though i probably won’t use back up save transfer. Now its the most wanted thing so just give us CROSS GAME CHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Excuse me for not wanting read through over 160 comments….

Will the Visual Player get an update in the near-future (ie Music Visualisation)?

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why dont ye bring out A PS2 Emulator Firmware Update =[

hows about fixing the video output to hdmi and component at the same time.
im sick of changing the options for different tvs.

Hello –

I am thinking of buying a PS3 Slim, but I do not play video games. I plan on using it as a Blu-Ray and media player. My alternative was to buy a Blu-Ray player and separate media play like the WD TV Live. My kids have a lot of movies that they watch and the dvds end up getting scratched up. I would rather store our movies, music files, etc on an external HD drive and use the media play features of the PS3. I have numerous live music files stored in the FLAC format. Will the PS3 ever support that? How does the PS3 rate as a media player? What enhancements are planned for the 3.20 firmware update?

Thank you

Why the Ethernet thing

Its useless :|

how’s about letting us use the XMB while on the store

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Now if you were able to take the hard drive from a dead PS3, put it into an external case and plug it into a USB-port of the new PS3 to transfer your data – THIS would be really helpful.

On the other hand… still no word about a bluetooth-fix?
Need to keep nagging until there is an answer :p

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I hope that “80022A07” will be fix.. ;)

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will Minis output in 1080i and 1080p if not why? its really bad that most games on PS3 dont output in these resolution
じゃ おねがいします

As an owner of two PS3s, I would really like you to expand this feature into a synchronization between 2 PS3s. That would take away the headache of having to backup the PS3 occasionally and keeping game saves synched via memory cards back and forth. And backup my PS1 and PS2 gamesaves too!

It’s a step in the right direction, just keep going with this. I want a house full of networked PS3s that “Do Everything”.

Pure_Mind_Games 08 December, 2009 @ 22:47
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@cglin979

have you not been reading? it will not transfer copy protected saves

When is Cross game voice chat coming?!

When will the web browser improve?

They are holding the Cross Game Voice Chat feature back. It will be available with the paid subscription service, mark my words.

I’m guessing if you get YLOD, this new update feature is useless :P.

WOW!! the data transfer sounds awesome! pity it wasnt around when the slim launched and many of us bought our 2nd PS3’s ;)
i do have a question, with games and game saves, is there a way to transfer just 1 at a time? i think that is what i find most frustrating now that i have 2, i have to download everything twice. also are there any plans to make this transfer a little easier? i was thinking maybe transferring over the network.
congrats on implementing such a great feature!!

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so i’m just adding to the voices asking for twitter, cross game voice,better web experience-browser for ps3 and psp, cheaper prices on digital content(see UMD’S compared to digital!).
Sort out these deleting not deleting data on different systems. Just make a proper backup thing!
Keep the firmwares coming, i’m disappointed because of the decline of playstation.

This data transfer sounds sweet, but a couple of questions questions:

“Content such as games, game save data, and videos downloaded from PlayStation Network can be transferred to the new PS3 system and deleted from the current PS3.”

1) I have 2 PS3s, is it possible to transfer saved games from one to the other using this method without deleting the originals or am I stuck doing it manually still?

2) Do they have to be directly connect in order for this to work or is over wired LAN unacceptable? What about WiFi?

Each new game that I buy with copyprotected gamesaves brings me one new step further away from buying a slim. And i actually want one. The new feature is useless until it can solve this.

Hi
I’ve tried to find where to submit feedback for wanted features of my PS3 fw, but have yet not been able to find anything other than this blog.
So I’ll drop a few wishes here and hope you can answer me if I should continue here or put more elsewhere.
Password protected user accounts – As a parent, I want to keep my account away from my children who have created their own (with their own themes and PSN accounts). I want to set my account with full access but limit the childrens accounts with different age limits (so they must be protected by passwords too). A pain to change parentel level every time you want to use the system.
(Yes, I know kids will regard me as a bore by now)
Dissapointing to find out that my PS3 didn’t play HD files from my SONY Video camera HDR-CX105E when saved to a NAS. They play well when Camera is connected via USB port (and a beauty to navigate compared to on-screen).
Pls add support for more HD fileformats (at least those used by your own products)
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Hi
I’ve tried to find where to submit feedback for wanted features of my PS3 fw, but have yet not been able to find anything other than this blog.
So I’ll drop a few wishes here and hope you can answer me if I should continue here or put more elsewhere.
Password protected user accounts – As a parent, I want to keep my account away from my children who have created their own (with their own themes and PSN accounts). I want to set my account with full access but limit the childrens accounts with different age limits (so they must be protected by passwords too). A pain to change parentel level every time you want to use the system.
(Yes, I know kids will regard me as a bore by now)
Dissapointing to find out that my PS3 didn’t play HD files from my SONY Video camera HDR-CX105E when saved to a NAS. They play well when Camera is connected via USB port (and a beauty to navigate compared to on-screen).
Pls add support for more HD fileformats (at least those used by your own products)
Any chance of getting BRAVIA Sync on a pre-slim model (160GB)?
Any chance of getting SACD support (as was on 60GB model) and DVD-Audio?
And VidZone with HD videos and multichannel sound?
PSN in 1080p? (at least videos shown various places in PSN)

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Hi, I am confused now about the HDD backup and the comment on only being able to restore to the same PS3. I use an external HDD and run the normal backup option, keeping this in case my PS3 dies. If I bought a new one I was under the impression I could restore from my HDD backup to the new PS3 without any issues. I understand the problem with the protected game files, but excluding those, are you saying I will be unable to restore everything else to a new PS3 by simply using the restore option ?.

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What would be really nice is to be able to access my saved games from over the network. I use 4 PS3s (Living room, theatre room, office, and bedroom) and it’s always a pain to get a USB drive, copy a save, bring it to another PS3, copy it to the PS3 and then repeat the process again. How hard would it be for the PS3s to see another PS3 on the network??

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SIMPLE QUESTION,

DOES THIS UPDATE ADDRESS THE CONTROLLER SYNCING ISSUE THAT SEEMS TO OF BEEN PLAGUING THE SLIM SKU’S SINCE THE 3.10 UPDATE ?

This update is useless due to the fact that most people needing to get a 2nd ps3 are doing so by having to get a reconditioned one from Sony for a rip off of almost £130. By this time the old one has died of ylod and as such cannot be used to transfer the data! (Talking from recent personal experience here guys so no I’m not an xbox lover or anything)

It would be much better to devise a way of retrieving your data from a previously used ps3 internal harddrive by simply taking it out and plugging it into the new one. (Even if only your unprotected personal data could be read such as photos etc)
This way, ps3 owners would only have to back up data protected content such as game saves and drm stuff like singstar etc. Other stuff can be re-downloaded from the store if buying a new ps3. Hope this is read by Sony as this issue has really frustrated me over the last seven days and I now face a ps3less x-mas!!!!!!

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will mini’s have mini trophys if they are being made ps3 compatible and does this mean psp will have a trophy system?

minis might be good though if they look ok on big screen (and I get ps3 fixed)!!!

ALADDINSANE1984 09 December, 2009 @ 00:33
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hi james thorpe, sorry not going to ask if i can copy protected game save data, but wether or not there are any plans to add any new music background visuals, the earth one is absolutely amazing, the other two not so, but it would still be great to have a new one though.
also i enjoy the “life with playstation” app will there be any new channels in the future?
thanks and merry christmas

The data transfer option is pretty redundant. it does not do anything an External HDD can’t. In the case of replacing a broken PS3, any protected data backed up should be recoverable to a new PS3 and re-registered once logged into the network, in a similar fashion to Xbox Live.

surely there are legal issues around the availability of Music Game tracks, if they are not available for re-download, can the user receive a refund for the lost tracks? Probably an issue for the publisher more than Sony though.

Pretty useless if you can’t backup your copy protected saves in any way whatsoever. What’s the use in using the backup utility to back them up to the same PS3?

I don’t back up my PC, delete all the data and then put the data back from my backups, that’s just stupid. I back it up in case of emergency and that I need to back up onto a new one. Same with PS3. The inability to backup copy protected save files is ridiculous and shouldn’t exist in the first place.

Capcom undid copy protected saves when lots of people complained, and rightly so. Sony shouldn’t allow copy protecting of save files. So some saves get passed around, who is it hurting? Nobody? Thought as much.

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James Thorpe is wrong about copy protected saves.

It’s true they can’t be copied. But they can be MOVED (as in, they are copied on the new system and deleted from the previous one) via the new back up functionality.

Kibagami_Jubei 09 December, 2009 @ 01:00
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not being able to backup ur hard earned “copy protected” gave saves and old downloads not available anymore in the psn store, makes this LAN “data transfer” really a “partial data” xfer and useless. Its ur PS3 and u should control where and what u do with any data. until then, this just eliminated the HDD for a back up!!!! what if i buy 3 more PS3’s and i want all of them to be able to have the exact same downloads, games saves etc? ill tell u what, ill stick with 1 ps3! and HOPE I DONT get the yellow ring of death again! Dont get me wrong, i love Sony and the PS3, but this has to be corrected if Sony cares about its core consumer.

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3.10 broke VidZone, does this one fix it?

So to use the data transfer do both ps3’s have to be updated with the 3.15 firmware???

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We all know there’s a premium PSN service coming, here’s one thing due to the copy protected saves I would pay for:

ONLINE STORAGE OF ALL SAVED DATA WITH ACCESS VIA PSN ID ONLY.

Just throwing that out there.

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THANK YOU! I just upgraded *cough* downgraded *cough* to a slim. So this will make the process a lot quicker for me :D

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@201 yea I would pay for online storage. Even tho the download quota would kill me. I have lost my saves way to much due to dead ps3s.

I am sorry, but the Idea of loosing Savegames and Contend that i have payed for dos not sound like a “next gen” concept to me. – I can still play my old game cardriges today and i would like my PS3 games and DLC contends to do just as good in the far future.

DRM *****!

another top on my wishlist, is a function that copies every savedata (which is not protected) with a push of a button! something like: “save all to ‘usb’?” … will we get this – someday?

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This back up feature isnt really all that helpful unless you have TWO PS3s at the same time.

What we really need is a way to back up our files to a new HD if you upgrade from a smaller drive to a larger one. If I’m going from a 120gb drive to a 320gb drive there’s no way to perform this. it potentially forces you to re download possibly a 100gbs of data from the PSN store. THIS what they need to create a feature for.

Or better yet a way for anyone that has a system die on them and needs to rescue their data from the harddrive because when they fix or refurbish your system it wont recognize your old data. WHen My PS3 Yellow lighted It wouldnt start up again and All my data on the hard drive was lost even though I’d done a back up. I had to spend a week re-downloading all my games, installs and DLC because there was no way to use the data on the drive I already had after I sent in my PS3 to be fixed/refurbished.

PLEASE ADDRESS THIS.

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Controller issue fixed ????? Come on , do some QA test before release, OK ?!

WHAT THE HELL!?

AS SOON AS SOMEONE ASKS ABOUT THE BLUETOOTH CONTROLLER SYNC ISSUE ON THE PS3 SLIM with the 3.10 update, James Thorpe CLAMS UP AND IGNORES THE QUESTION!!

This is BS- Why does SONY ignore serious problems and give us ”new features” that most people couldn’t care less about? How about answering people with real issues and not just people that praise you for all the new stuff?

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3updates&message.id=144245#M144245

THIS IS RIDICULOUS SONY! Fix your foul-up!

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+1 Help out those with YLOD sony should offer to transfer all your data to the repaired/referbed system for an added fee or included with the 150 they already charge you I know id pay for it rather then loosing all my game saves which i did when my 60 gig YLOD twice in the past 6 months stop hurting the early adopters and help us out sony

Posted on 9 December, 2009 at 3:45 am by TheRealAlpha2
This back up feature isnt really all that helpful unless you have TWO PS3s at the same time.

Or better yet a way for anyone that has a system die on them and needs to rescue their data from the harddrive because when they fix or refurbish your system it wont recognize your old data. WHen My PS3 Yellow lighted It wouldnt start up again and All my data on the hard drive was lost even though I’d done a back up. I had to spend a week re-downloading all my games, installs and DLC because there was no way to use the data on the drive I already had after I sent in my PS3 to be fixed/refurbished.
PLEA...

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+1 Help out those with YLOD sony should offer to transfer all your data to the repaired/referbed system for an added fee or included with the 150 they already charge you I know id pay for it rather then loosing all my game saves which i did when my 60 gig YLOD twice in the past 6 months stop hurting the early adopters and help us out sony

Posted on 9 December, 2009 at 3:45 am by TheRealAlpha2
This back up feature isnt really all that helpful unless you have TWO PS3s at the same time.

Or better yet a way for anyone that has a system die on them and needs to rescue their data from the harddrive because when they fix or refurbish your system it wont recognize your old data. WHen My PS3 Yellow lighted It wouldnt start up again and All my data on the hard drive was lost even though I’d done a back up. I had to spend a week re-downloading all my games, installs and DLC because there was no way to use the data on the drive I already had after I sent in my PS3 to be fixed/refurbished.
PLEASE ADDRESS THIS.

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is there an option to turn the what’s new bar/ticker, including time and date, completely off yet? I really hate that thing.

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Will this update fix the new “This application not supported” flash video error that was not present before 3.10?

..Please?

artchangel_tyral 09 December, 2009 @ 06:03
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Will this new update fix the trophy-sync? Since I cant sync them at all right know.

so will this fix the sync issues im having since the 3.10 update?
i rang customer support and as usual they just acted dumb and pretended its not happening.
i did not pay 100 bucks for a wired controller, if i wanted that i could of bought a $10 PS2 adapter and used that.
ive got a good mind to go back to EB and demand my money back since im not getting what i paid for.

@James
you always answer “No, copy protected save data can not be transfered due to publisher’s requirements”.
I doubt the requirement is to stick the save to one dedicated PS3 but I assume that the requirement is to protect it from manipulation?
The way it is right now may fit the requirement of the publisher (which I doubt, see above) but it does NOT fit the requirement of me as a gamer, namely to play my current game states on any PS3 I choose.
Sony should seriously rethink their design, as there are solutions where you can have both requirements.
Pleas elaborate.

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@lowrider007

I am getting the same bluetooth synchronization problem too!!! I got the slim and I have been experiencing it since 3.10 firmware.

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Great update. I assume this is emulating the PSP in someway… makes me wonder if emulating the regular PSP Games is something Sony is considering.

We know the PSP Hardware sells really well, but the software not so well, for reasons i won’t mention here. But we don’t know if that would change, wonder if sony would be willing to take that risk to allow PS3 owners to buy the PSP games and play them on their console?

Hi James great update for starters, I was wondering why do you even allow the developers to copy protect their saves in such a way that when your PS3 fails (I’ve had this) and you want to backup all your data, it just refuses because of this protection on the saves?

I lost my Killzone 2 save, which was right at the moment that the end boss comes from behind his protected area, due to this mechanic.

I can’t describe the amount of frustration that lead me to not even start up this game ever since. :( All the accomplishments and positives of the single player campaign were for nothing because I painfully couldn’t back up the save and after sending in my machine (for the second time!) I got another refurbished PS3 back, which meant formatting the HD that I used in my previous unit and loosing that save game.

Please remove the copy protection, or find a better backup scenario… like zip the whole shebang to an encrypted file that can be decrypted by another PS3 for restore.

Does this also give the possibility for copying all (not protected) save games to external HDD / usb-stick in one click instead of selecting all save games one by one?

Will you be adding support for example for 127kbps mp3 audio? At the moment PS3 can only play 96, 128, 256 etc bps mp3 audio.

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That’s a fine updates mini’s are soooooooooo cool will there be any sort of related trophy system for minis?

Yeah add support for savegame encryption in the FW/Devkit so the developers doesn’t have to invent that for every game and we gamers can backup all our saves (so that we can buy a new PS3 and transfer our saves when our old PS3s break down).
Also, you’ve got to be kidding about bought Singstar songs no longer being available for download!!?! When I payed for my songs it clearly said _BUY_, not play/rent/lease/licence etc…

Now that we can play Minis on the PSP emulator, how long till we can play all PSP games on it? And when can we expect to play PS2 games on the PS2 emulator? ;)

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NICE!!! I can finally give my 4GB+ video files to my brother.

Hello James,
this new update is nice and all but i still can’t sync my trophys.
So it would be nice if Sony listens to their costumers because i have this trophy problem for over 2 months now!!
I’m a big Playstation fan and never want anything else but i have to say (with pain in my heart!) that Xbox achievements are way better and faster when you sync them.
So 3.15 will fix this problem right?

Thanks in advance,

Tom

What’s the point if copy-protected save files are not included in the transfer. It’s this that keeps me from buying a 250 GB PS3. If the files on the original PS3 are deleted, why aren’t these protected saves copied? The rest we can already backup to an external HDD or flash drive.

If someone could explain how this is at all useful or better than than the backup option thats already there,then i’d appreciate it,cos i can’t find any logic or sense in this as an update at all.

Also what is the point of psp minis by remote play,isn’t the psp go,with its 16GB and normal psp’s meant to do this standalone anyway??

Unless theres some background stuff going on that is building on this foreground stuff is just ,well,useless to most people.

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Great update!
Still lacking: ‘Cross Game Voice Chat’, your promised ‘Avatars’ and ‘Skype Text/Voice Chat’

I’ve been waiting for an update for days. Hope this’ll fix the controller issues!

Out of interest, if one happens to have 2x PS3s and they are on the same Home network, will this feature allow the two PS3s to transfer data between them that way, or do you have to do a direct LAN-to-LAN hook-up?

And if not, could that be added? For example, if I have various files/music/video/games etc. on my downstairs PS3, could I access or transfer it to an upstairs PS3?

Don’t want to sound greedy, but it’s just a thought…

WAIT A MINUTE! James please can you clarify your earlier replies – what do you mean it can’t transfer copy-protected data? [DELETED] is the point of the utility if it does nothing more than the old backup/restore option?!

I just want to MOVE my content from an old PS3 to a new PS3 – I don’t want to COPY anything, so I don’t see why COPY-protection should be an issue!!! It makes no sense – this process should simply populate the new HDD and delete it off the old HDD – what is the harm in that? Even if it was a separate option that populates the new PS3 with content/settings that are identical to the source PS3 and then completely formats and resets to factory defaults the source PS3 – same user, one set of content, just a different PS3 – no harm, no foul.

I want to give Sony my money to buy a new Slim, I really do, but I am NOT prepared to lose the games, content, downloads and saves I’ve amassed over the last 2.5 years. All I want to do is MIGRATE my data – this really shouldn’t be ...

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WAIT A MINUTE! James please can you clarify your earlier replies – what do you mean it can’t transfer copy-protected data? [DELETED] is the point of the utility if it does nothing more than the old backup/restore option?!

I just want to MOVE my content from an old PS3 to a new PS3 – I don’t want to COPY anything, so I don’t see why COPY-protection should be an issue!!! It makes no sense – this process should simply populate the new HDD and delete it off the old HDD – what is the harm in that? Even if it was a separate option that populates the new PS3 with content/settings that are identical to the source PS3 and then completely formats and resets to factory defaults the source PS3 – same user, one set of content, just a different PS3 – no harm, no foul.

I want to give Sony my money to buy a new Slim, I really do, but I am NOT prepared to lose the games, content, downloads and saves I’ve amassed over the last 2.5 years. All I want to do is MIGRATE my data – this really shouldn’t be an issue with anyone – no copying involved, just a simple move of data.

Until Sony allows this I will be sticking with my Fat PS3!

Copy-protected game saves or profiles on my PS3:
Brain Challenge, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Crash Commando, Dynasty Warriors Empires, High Velocity Bowling, Killzone, Locoroco Cocorecho, Lord of the Rings Conquest, Namco Museum Essentials, Red Faction Guerilla, Smackdown vs Raw 2010, Tomb Raider Underworld, Wheelman

They are good ideas but what are the chances of a person having their old and new PS3 at the same time? Ususally people trade in their old in exchange for new.

The transfer option seems a little superfluous seeing as it does what can be already done with an external hard drive and a USB cable.
This whole method with PS3 A to a TV and then PS3 B to a TV seems a little long-winded with something you can do with the ‘copy’ function in the ‘Game Save Data’ folder.

Any right-minded person with a PS3, PC or any other console should already have an external HD with their precious game data backed up on it, I know I do.

And if you can’t transfer over copy-protected data, then whats the point? I worked really hard on Resident Evil 5 and I still have a few trophies left to get, and it can’t be transfered.

Anyway, the Minis idea is a good one, I like how the gap between PSP and PS3 is being bridged by such ideas.

“Specifically – you should be able to save your user’s save-files and replays quickly to a thumb-drive.”

unfortunately, we will probably never get such a feature, sony is only interested in giving us useless features that are a waste of space to install. this is the number one feature that would be actually USEFUL for the ps3 users it’s tedious having to backup each save file one by one especially if you have around 50 games like i do, it becomes very tedious, that ethernet thing is exactly the same as the backup data utility it’s completely useless, i bet you cannot transfer game data and game updates to the new ps3. something the backup utility fails to do.

oh and people stop supporting developers who lock their gamesaves on your console, just do not buy their games! i know i will not, i already lost street fighter 4 data and resident evil 5 data because of copy protection!

Dark_Knight_Q8 09 December, 2009 @ 11:29
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WOOOW!!
AWESOME UPDATE !!

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Guys, I understand I’m not an official SCEE messenger but believe me when I say you WILL be able to MOVE locked saves between systems via Ethernet data transfer.

Dark_Knight_Q8 09 December, 2009 @ 11:50
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i need to ask a question , Will we get the new avatrs?
and Will we get the voice chat when im playing another ?
PLZ! Answer me !

Dark_Knight_Q8 09 December, 2009 @ 11:50
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srry i mean the ps3 avatars

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We want cross game voice chat!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you hear us?????
TOP PRIORITY!!!!!
How long do we have to wait?

Aaah another great update! But the thing I miss most is a application to check my free disk space. A sort of summary of the things that use my disk space on the PS3. So James are you guy’s currently working on something like this? I would really appreciate an answer!

Sorry but I still only care about x game chat.
Also if I cannot transfer my protected saves I will not be getting a slim, too much time lost…sort it out please!

I still got issus with my PS3 slim doing playback. It play and pause in 1 sec. doing Blu-ray, DVD and film media files.

Games run like a charm funny enough.

But, yea this 2 new feats sound good to me.

I wanna backup protected saves…
I hope the PS3 get’s a Hacked custom fw soon that let’s us do this.
(I’ll be happy to test it).

Could not care less about anything else.. Full backup should have been there from the begining what a joke! Probably over 60% of PS3 owners have lost saves due to copy prot.

1-2 trophys from plat. and you get a YLOD then you have to start the game over again!! Or power out while saving, save failed and you have to start the game from scratch… :-(

@208

“What we really need is a way to back up our files to a new HD if you upgrade from a smaller drive to a larger one. If I’m going from a 120gb drive to a 320gb drive there’s no way to perform this. it potentially forces you to re download possibly a 100gbs of data from the PSN store. THIS what they need to create a feature for.”

Can’t you already do this with the existing backup/restore utility? Loads of people have upgraded their hard drive and providing it’s performed on the same PS3 there’s no issues accessing copyright saves etc.

Agree that this update for transferring between PS3’s is relatively useless tough. I don’t understand why if I move my hard drive to another PS3 I loose all the copy-protected stuff.

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How about X-Game Chat, Voice Messages and In Game music and all the other stuff that you guys said were ‘coming’.

Honest this is being a yawn fest – all these promises and then sloppy updates with nothing worth mentioning at all.

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@241 you can do this by clicking on system settings.

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Awesome and better late then never if anything. I like the idea of the minis on the PS3 now the next time i buy myself a £20 game card i’ll download one of these. I haven’t said it before so i’ll say it now thanks SCEE for bringing us the PSN cards,

I’ve spent £40 so far on them as their better then the microsoft points or the nintendo points, i like how while nintendo and microsoft hide behind points that sony come right out and tell us how much money the Downloadable Content cost, it comes across as proof as the companies honesty and is something that’s always convinced me to buy the PSN cards over the other two.

The reason i bring this up now is becasue i’m been complaining a lot and i know i don’t mention when the SCEE get things right so it’s only fair that i do. This update is awesome (TBH i wouldn’t use cross game chat anyway as none of my friends have a PS3).

Why exactly does any game, bloody any game have copy protection? Geez! All it does is hinder our ability to backup our precious gamesaves properly. I personally am not interested in downloading other people’s gamesaves to unlock and cheat on trophies, but there is a solution to that… rather than affect everyone, Sony should be coming up with solutions that only affect those who cheat trophies (like how about a search system that seeks out when a player’s profile has several trophies unlocked at the same time/date stamp, indicating they’ve cheated their trophies, and send them a PSN message asking them to explain).

Just when i think an answer to my problem (forgive me for wanting to actually BUY another PS3! I wanna get a Slim, and move my phat to my bedroom, but wanna transfer EVERYTHING over to the slim.. and Sony is limiting me from doing that, even after this 3.15 update comes out) For godsakes, please atleast convince Guerilla to patch their game so gamesaves are free from this ...

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Why exactly does any game, bloody any game have copy protection? Geez! All it does is hinder our ability to backup our precious gamesaves properly. I personally am not interested in downloading other people’s gamesaves to unlock and cheat on trophies, but there is a solution to that… rather than affect everyone, Sony should be coming up with solutions that only affect those who cheat trophies (like how about a search system that seeks out when a player’s profile has several trophies unlocked at the same time/date stamp, indicating they’ve cheated their trophies, and send them a PSN message asking them to explain).

Just when i think an answer to my problem (forgive me for wanting to actually BUY another PS3! I wanna get a Slim, and move my phat to my bedroom, but wanna transfer EVERYTHING over to the slim.. and Sony is limiting me from doing that, even after this 3.15 update comes out) For godsakes, please atleast convince Guerilla to patch their game so gamesaves are free from this bullsh#t that is copy protection. Same goes for the music games etc.

Ohh and does the transfer feature atleast work over a standard network hookup? Or does the PS3s HAVE to be hooked up directly? I’ve got both my PS3s hooked up to the same modem/router, and will upgrade the link to a gigabit switch eventually. It would be awesome if there was any network features between PS3s on the same network.. things like streaming off the others hard drive for things like movies, music and PlayTV recordings.

AS WE ALL KNOW, THE CONTROLLER SYNC WAS MESSED UP BY UPDATE 3.10.

HAS THIS BEEN FIXED?

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For last time: you will be able to MOVE copy protected saves to new PS3 with fw 3.15

Again

you will be able to MOVE copy protected saves to new PS3 with fw 3.15

you will be able to MOVE copy protected saves to new PS3 with fw 3.15

you will be able to MOVE copy protected saves to new PS3 with fw 3.15

For those that didn’t notice

you will be able to MOVE copy protected saves to new PS3 with fw 3.15

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please fix the flash player problems which have come up since the last update…

@252

oh boy .. even James wrote that it does not work.

i’d like 2 say i’m pretty worried about reading in IGN that Sony guys think of online users paying a “premium”subscribe 2 be able 2 go online.that reminds me of another’s console policy,whom we used 2 laugh at.
no other comment 4 now.coz if something like that happens words will not be enough.action speaks louder…
anyway good update 4 those who can afford a new PS3 especially.

@ Bloody_Marcel : James Thorpe ( PlayStation Network Product Manager) wrote:
No, copy protected save data can not be transfered due to publisher’s requirements

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yo is there going to be cross chat on this

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@ Vorlon: I know. But he’s wrong.

iv heard that u will be able to copy protected files also I am shocked that they are telling ppl no here, that it swhont be possible as I have it from a reliable source that this was the whole point of it, to safe gaurd the downloading of them onto a USB stick and then selling them on ebay so they came up with the idea of allowing ps3 to ps3 file swap instead…..

@252
Again, they said…no.

@James

Where we (community users) can report Firmware Bugs?

I have a bounch of annoying bugs… and if with this FW 3.15 these bugs aren’t fixed i want to report somewhere….

thanks.

@Bloody Marcel PSN admin clearly state that using this method with FW3.15 you will NOT be able copy protected saves like Killzone 2 between PS3s, so I did a back up when I swapped hard drives and that copied back my Killzone 2 save fine! this method between 2 PS3s will not work, so you will have to back up to external hard Drive instead, really, I dont see the point of this part of the FW update if you cnt copy all your content over to another PS3…but you can back up to external Hard drives…as for PSP minis on the PS3, well, that sounds desparate, PSPgo cant be doing very well to make exclusive content now available to PS3…not that I find the minis worth buying anyways:) just my opinion…

I have yet to try any of the minis as i have yet to download any games for my psp. My wish list for future PS3 updates… Please no Twitter… Myspace… Facebook on PS3.
I got rid of my 360 because they changed the dashboard and starting adding all that crap to it (Though thought we were getting Facebook on last update).
Skype would be cool… Great use for the camera.
More visuals for when i’m playing music would be very very nice! (shame that 360 has way better visuals)

I agree this copy controlled save thing needs a proper fix, some sort of game save only backup tool in the system software or in a hardware unit. Link the copy controlled saves to PSN ID or a way to upload and download them from a secure PSN server… anything.

As it stands I am scared to start certain games with copy controlled saves(ie demon souls) until I finish other ones ie DA:O due to fear of PS3 croaking, its old and been running at higher fan speeds then it used to at same temps for last couple months.

The existing backup tool transferred ALL my copy controlled saves and installs when I upgraded HDD in same PS3 unit, We need a tool or option in existing backup utility to transfer all saves to new PS3 hardware.

I’m sure its possible to do many ways just need enough noise for it to move up the firmware development priority list…

we want Cross-Game-Chat !

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Is there anyway to backup save games that are copy protected? I don’t understand why publishers are still doing this.

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Data transfer sounds useful and the revelation that I’ll be able to play Pinball Fantasies on my PS3 is awesome – I love old Amiga games…although if you could introduce a C64 emulator I’d be over the moon. My only other request would be for PDF file support on the PS3, I think that would be a VERY useful addition to the consoles capabilities. Keep up the good work guys!!

i hope for the love of god that James the mod is incorrect about copy-protected gamesaves not copying transferring across to the other PS3.

Gamesave files aren’t big right? So with all this technology we have, and with almost everyone online, why doesn’t Sony make a PSN gamesave service whereby your gamesaves are held on a Sony server, and when you login with your account, on ANY PS3, you will start to download any changes in gamesaves between whats on the server, and whats on your PS3, minimising download usage because it only downloads whats changed.. or hell, even just downloads the gamesave for whatever game your playing, then uploads it again when your done, leaving nothing offline. Don’t know.. something like that though would be sweet as, and is like an absolute must-have for the next-gen consoles.

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From the EU forums regarding the controller syncing issue,

This post was recently made by a ‘Technical Support Advisor’ on the EU forums,

http://community.eu.playstation.com/…ending&page=10

Quote:
“Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your patience on this one. I have been advised that this issue has been fixed with the

launch of the new firmware tomorrow.

NF”

I guess that’s about as an official of an acknowledgement as we’re going to get, strange as to why they didn’t mention the fix in the blog post.

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From the EU forums regarding the controller syncing issue,

This post was recently made by a ‘Technical Support Advisor’ on the EU forums,

http://community.eu.playstation.com/…ending&page=10

Quote:
“Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your patience on this one. I have been advised that this issue has been fixed with the

launch of the new firmware tomorrow.

NF”

I guess that’s about as an official of an acknowledgement as we’re going to get, strange as to why they didn’t mention the fix in the blog post.

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I hope this firmware really does fix the issue of the controllers.

Every since 3.10 I have had to switch the machine on at the front and then the controller on after.. granted not a BIG deal but if I forget I then have to switch off the PS3 and back on again to get it going.

I do like they way the first question in post 11 is avoided though, lol.

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Will there be a firmware update for the blu-ray drive aswell? My blu-ray drive went nuts after the Modern Warfare 2, 1.06 update. My games freeze after awhile, escpecially when the driver reads alot, and you can tell that the blu-ray drive is having a hard time reading the disc. :´(

MOst of the time I can access the XMB, but when I try to shut the system off, it never does, and you can hear the driver reading and reading and reading, making these “read sounds” with a couple of seconds interval.

When will there be an option to format only the “OtherOS” hard disk partion?

If the other OS needs to be re installed you have to reformat the ps3OS partion too and that is kinda lame.

My linux install started locking up at boot and i was unable to reinstall and the only way I could fix it was then, reformating the whole hard disk again.

but I bought a 500gb then so that was the only reason it got fixed it was not worth reformating the ps3OS for it.

IF you could just erase the otheOs partition it would be easyer to reinstall or install new OS without messing up the ps3OS content on the harddisk.

So after reading some replies… I seem to find this really unnecessary seeing as most people want to copy the PROTECTED ones if your PS3 dies.. This updates only transfers the ones that is NOT protected… And only works while you have both PS3’s.. Therefore… Useless… :(

we NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CROSS GAME CHAT !!!!!!! i ask for nothing more

I don’t give a monkey’s what features they add as long as they fix the bluetooth synching problem with Slim PS3s and don’t break anything else in the meantime. Would be nice to have James confirm that this has indeed been addressed.

I’d understand if Wii firmware caused the same issue and didn’t get discovered by the Nintendo QA as all dev kits have wired controllers for some strange reason, but the Sony QA have no excuse for not discovering this problem before releasing the update. The whole thing has now made me wary of updating my PS3 firmware in the future as their QA staff obviously aren’t good enough…

@ different posters: Not all people need or want cross game chat !

I guess for some people this update will be helpful. But to be honest there are alot of people out there including myself who would like some info on whether or not XGameChat is ever going to be released.

Its the most asked for feature, but yet its also the most ignored topic. Its as though whenever someone asks about XGameChat you all seem to avoid them. Why?

It would be nice to have some sort of XGameChat, even if its with only 1 or 2 other people. At least then you can talk to someone whos playing a Single Player game.

Now please give us some info on this.

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Do you believe me now? ;)

http://i50.tinypic.com/2moa7pt.jpg

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New Firmware now available! ;)