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