PS3 Gets Silently Upgraded to Firmware 2.17 [Update]


It’s available now. I have it installed, but I’m not sure what it does yet. But I’ll update this when we have more info. Maybe Sony is preparing for Home stuff? Or it could just be something else.

[Update] Thanks Børten

If you’ve signed in to the PLAYSTATION Network tonight on your PS3, you probably noticed that you were prompted to upgrade the system’s firmware to v2.17. In case you were wondering what it’s all about (and a quick Google search indicates that yes, you are) the operating stability of some online PS3 titles has been improved.


Firmware Update (v2.17)


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  1. #1 by Argel319 (PSN ID) on March 12th, 2008

    Argh!!! I wanna play Burnout, and this update is taking forever.

    Any details on the update yet?

  2. #2 by Tosh Hatch on March 12th, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    I have it installed, but I don’t notice anything different yet.

  3. #3 by Børten on March 13th, 2008

    From the US blog :

    If you’ve signed in to the PLAYSTATION Network tonight on your PS3, you probably noticed that you were prompted to upgrade the system’s firmware to v2.17. In case you were wondering what it’s all about (and a quick Google search indicates that yes, you are) the operating stability of some online PS3 titles has been improved.

    Hope that clears things up!

  4. #4 by Lyndon on March 13th, 2008

    Yep, mainly a stabilizer for the online gaming experience.

    One odd bit that escaped the official word was one other part of the Japanese changelog (via Google Translate)- “That can be installed to hard disk PlayStation 2 has been added to the standard software.”

    Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Bit of groundwork for possible PS2 game downloads for the PS3?

  5. #5 by Carl;)G on March 13th, 2008

    Would love to store my PS1+PS2 games on my PS3!!! ;-P
    Don’t think they can do that??? i.e you put in a PS1 or PS2 disc in & it will copy it to the PS3 Hard Drive. Erm you would need a very BIG Hard drive to! ;-D

  6. #6 by Gary on March 13th, 2008

    I hope this update fixes the web browser problems that I and a lot of people I’ve spoken to have had since the last update!

  7. #7 by Tosh Hatch on March 13th, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    That would be a awesome feature. If that’s really true down the line. I’ll need to invest in the external case mod for the PS3 :)

  8. #8 by ehandlr on March 13th, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    It was a mistranslation. It supports PS2 games that utilize the hard drive like FFXI for example.

  9. #9 by ehandlr on March 13th, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    Turns out this fixes a hole that I.Load tool used to back up PS3 and PS1 games on the PAL 40 gig PS3 that was due to release in 10 days.

  10. #10 by javier on March 13th, 2008

    Probably they added DTs hd


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