Sony posts PS3 update - two weeks after the last one
Instability issues adjusted
Hardly two weeks have passed since Sony released the PS3’s version 2.0 firmware update. However, the electronics giant has now released version 2.01, focusing this time on fixing instability issues.
The update promises to improve stability issues associated with PS3 software, such as crashing or freezing during gameplay. It also seeks to improve stability when gamers access the internet or information boards, and claims to better the console’s stability when working with PS2 titles.
Those machines that support them, of course - the new 40GB model doesn't.
Sony has also made changes to the option that allows a PSP to remotely start up a PS3 over the internet, which was introduced in firmware 2.0. Some gamers have reported this feature was unreliable.
@ Anonymous Coward
As I recall good ol' Apollo is broken beyond repair by that nasty Ivan Drago!
What about Creed-ence Clearwater Revival? :-)
RE: Maybe Assassins Creed will not keep breaking now
what about Apollo Creed? :-)
had mine a fortnight - luv it to bits..
froze twice, both times after the update.. still in comparison to the many pc's I use - no big deal...maybe the microsoft update team are moonlighting at sony ;)
re: Let's just be honest
"Come on Sony... get it over with, scrap your gaming system and admit you screwed the pooch on this one...."
Scrap a gaming system that is one year old and has sold six million systems? (even though it was much more expensive than the competition)
By your logic Microsoft should have scrapped the Xbox 360 at the one year mark too, as by then they had only sold about the same number of consoles...
I guess the first thing to answer is why you would need your PS3 turned on when you are not sitting in front of it. The latest firmware enabled “the remote playback of media files on that system fed to the PSP. This particular feature has been anticipated and discussed for some time, and is a cornerstone to Sony's vision of the PSN evolving into a multi-platform network.”
I‘m not an environmentalist, but the ability to remotely power on a device (ex: wake-on-LAN) is generally considered a great way to conserve a device’s total energy consumption. The alternative to WOL is to leave the system powered on around the clock. I assume that would use a bit more power than a network device waiting for a packet telling it to turn on. If standby power consumption is a concern, the PS3 can be easily disconnected from the wall.