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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

FW 2.43 available in Japan; does nothing, apparently

Sony have launched yet another firmware update. There are however two reasons why version 2.43 is different to other recent upgrades:

1. It's region specific; designed for Japanese PS3s only
2. It seems to do absolutely nothing

Of course we know that point 2 isn't really true. There will be some bizarre issue that only affects Japanese hardware which is fixed with this release. Outside of the Land of the Rising Sun, there's no reason to install this if you happen to find it on the 'net.

The good news is that if you do bring your US or PAL hardware up to speed it won't harm it in any way. Or improve it. So if I were you I wouldn't bother at all.

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Blogger MrGrey said...

It adds the video download service to Japanese region PS3. In addition it appears to have fixed my connection and slow download issues (UK PS3)

17 September 2008 11:43  
Anonymous forge-1one said...

its available in the uk

17 September 2008 23:13  
Blogger Danny_D said...

A new firmware that apparently "does nothing"?

Egad! There's treachery afoot...

18 September 2008 14:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After installing it, it seems that I no longer can download themes directly to my HDD from other PS3 Themes Site... This is really bad.

24 September 2008 17:11  

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