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PS3 Firmware Update 3.50 Problems: Sony you’ve messed up

It looks as if Sony didn’t inform everyone about the biggest feature in the PS3 3.50 Firmware Update. While it adds support for 3D Blu-Ray movies, it also disables some third-party controllers for the systems, including legit ones.

If you have been keeping up with all the latest happenings in the PS3 jailbreak scene, you’ll know that it was getting out of hand with all of the new jailbreaking tools which seemed to be releasing every week or so.

Thankfully, Sony has disabled them with 3.50, but that’s not the only thing they’ve disabled. According to Sony’s consumer alerts page, they have all ‘counterfeit Playstation 3 wireless controllers’ – which is fair enough if there are fakes on the market.

“Counterfeit PlayStation3 Wireless Controllers, which are practically identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation3 Wireless Controllers, have been discovered in the market. SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation3 Wireless Controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous.”

But what about controllers you bought from Madcatz or Gamestop? We’ve had reports that pads have stopped working since the 3.50 update went live, which is clearly not good enough.

Get rid of the hackers if you have to Sony, but don’t disable legitimate PS3 pads that were bought for a cheaper price than your $45-50 Dual Shock 3. Hopefully another patch is released to fix this mess.

Has your third-party pad stopped working after the update?

Source: PS Lifestyle

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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mike
mike

My netflix is all screwed up too , dunno if it has anything to do with them but wouldnt be surprised.

Ed Krane
Ed Krane

Both Original Controllers won't connect anymore right after update 3.50 !! only with usb…
restart, reset contr. re-assign, etc.etc.. nothing helps.. Kids on their knees in front of a 42 inch… 60gb fat model. missing the blue light on the console..?

The Lord of Games
The Lord of Games

I Told Sony off and im going to force them to fix every ISSUE, They will NOT DENIED ME, ^,^

Lee-burger
Lee-burger

i have 3 Official Sony DS3 controllers and since the update ALL have stopped working, the only thing still working is the blu-ray remote….. this is what i get for buying legit ???

ahmad
ahmad

will there be a jailbrake for 3.5

ps3is*ass
ps3is*ass

sony sux………….ive been here sine day one…..never again bastardz

jaqbly
jaqbly

Im glad i have read all these forums because i was thinking about updating to 3.50 but now i think i will keep my hacked 3.41. i was going to update because i want to go back online but i think that will be a mistake. i think i will just buy another ps3 and use that online with games that i will purches after i download them for my hacked ps3 to see if they are worth purchesing. i hacked mine because i got tired of getting duped with sony crappy online experience. for an example: i bought tekken… Read more »

rello
rello

hhhaaha im happy i sold my ps3

Ed Mitchell

huh, looks like the netflix issue is common and what… non-repairable??

freaking great

Doug
Doug

disabled my access controller made by Ben Heck which I needed to play any games. Right now I am dead in the water and I just bought the PS3. Thanks Sony!. Please fix this issue.

Shaulo Joseph

I could not get into the store so I gave up.

johnG
johnG

They fixed the psn, they told people (not enough people) that they will run maintenance that day and they gave store updates early, to make up for it. nah it was alright to have made the switch be a xbox fan a few years ago but…. nobody does that anymore, we can all see which way its going. unless xbox bring 4 somthing (which would be really the third xbox) get on the phone to them , i did years ago and they sorted it out after a week they called me back to tell me there was a update… Read more »

crazyGAMA
crazyGAMA

holy shit, thank god i havent gotten the update yet then,they better do something about it soon or else im getting the xbox 360… sony i was ur biggest fan…now…. fak u fakin ass hole……bitch
FALLOUT NEW VEGAS KICKS ASSS!!!! and im geting it tooo… on xbox 360 if sony doesnt fix the problem

Manuel
Manuel

Does any body had problems with Netflix Streaming disc? Mine does not work after this update… Any suggestions?

Thanks

leebeckenkrager
leebeckenkrager

can not up data 3.50 on my ps3 stoping on 77% some one from sony fix it so we all can play on ha ps3's

albaforce
albaforce

My FragFX V1 is not working after the 3.50 update! I am so tired at Sony right now!
If they don't pay my 60£ back I will complaint to the Swedish Consumer Agency.

Jon
Jon

Just ran the update and my netflix disk has stopped working. Anyone having same problem?

Niko
Niko

ive got no problems with the controller..but i cant sign in into playstation network WTF sony

Max Brennar
Max Brennar

Sony are a bunch of clowns. Seriously I'm sick of that company as they are out of touch with consumers, arrogant, incompetent, unreliable, meddling fools. Sadly for some they cant even get being greedy little pigs right – I read an investor report a few weeks back and their shareholders have lost around 75% of their value in the past decade! ouch!…lol As for me, I'll drive by and toss my "disabled" controller through the window of the Sony store in the Sydney CBD – it should be safe to do so as I have not seen many customers in… Read more »

Scarface3010
Scarface3010

I have no problems. All my controllers are from Sony.

Affected Stranger
Affected Stranger

Damnit Sony! Get it Right!

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