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Remove SingStar icon from XMB say PS3 users

The moment most PlayStation 3 users received the new firmware update, 4.30, it seems that something stood out right away and that had been the new icon that appeared in XMB. This led to people looking for ways to remove the SingStar icon from XMB, which might not be an easy task for a number of weeks according to an Online Support Coordinator on the official PlayStation forums.

Most icons on the PS3 XMB can be deleted easily, which is done simply by clicking on the icon and choosing the option to delete. In fact you can see this option after clicking the SingStar icon in XMB, which provides a number of options including one that states, “delete“, and you can see this in the image below.

You will then be given a warning message like you get when deleting most games on the PS3, and this confirms that the SingStar icon/app will be deleted and asks if you’re sure you want to continue? This will then delete the 113MB app you downloaded after clicking it first time, which appeared after PS3 update 4.30.

The problem here is that this process only deletes the SingStar game you downloaded after clicking the icon first time, but the fact that this icon had been there right after PS3 firmware 4.30 is what will stop you from removing it. After you click delete you will still see the icon, and clicking it will ask you to download the SingStar software again.

It seems that users looking how to remove the SingStar icon from XMB after PS3 update 4.30 will be disappointed, and the words of the PlayStation Support Coordinator can be seen below. We’ll update you when there is a way to do it, although you can expect that to come with PS3 update 4.31.

Would you like the SingStar icon removed from XMB, or are you not bothered?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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Jim Real
Jim Real

THEY PUT IT THERE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION! THEY _WILL_ REMOVE IT OR PAY.

Ex SONY Fan
Ex SONY Fan

F&$# SONY, I had my first walkman, My Trinitron TV, I even had three Mini Disc Players, My XBR TV, ES system stereo and my PS3. But now I hopy SONY would just Die. A company who takes advice from some marketing guru trying to force this S#$* on to me should just do bust.

pissed off ps3 user
pissed off ps3 user

remove it i aim no pop star homo

James Whitaker

just forget it is there i do and i am a true gamer

Grivessillus
Grivessillus

Damn right I want that none game crap removed from my PS3! I am a true gamer! I do not want that none game crap stinking up my PS3! I have only real games on my PS3. Not none game garbage. I loathe and despise all none games and casual games so very much! Every freaking time I go to the section I use most, games, it’s stinking it up! If I want a game on my PS3, I WILL PUT IT THERE! The joke is, it’s not even a free game. It’s just a ugly, digusting icon, a empty… Read more »

gtrts41
gtrts41

lets do bad publicities to all our friends for this game editor. don t buy any product from this editor. let breaks them. xbox is a good platform…. after the network issue we have ugly icon issue. Take care M Sony! you are not the only playstation provider!

John
John

It hasn’t come via email but there is only one word for it,Singstar is PS3 ### SPAM ###

tBs_Battousai
tBs_Battousai

I want to remove it from MY PS3, I paid money for the console, it’s mine, I’ll decide what goes on it….

Jam'ez Seymour

i hate sing star with a passion i have never played it and never will play it.
the whole theme of it is just irritatingly annoying and useless to me and has wasted memory space on my ps3 i could use on game wich are actualy useful to me

Osukaru25
Osukaru25

is there a way to at least remove singstar from trophy collection?

Bonemachine
Bonemachine

I Hate this. my game menu is filled with top games that I like. I do not use or support the singstar franchise. whats next? Icons for another 10 games that cant be removed?
Also, my friends will rip on me when they see the singstar icon in my games list.

Brad
Brad

I hope they remove it I was like sure update my PS3 to play online now its ugly. If I wanted singstar on my XMB I would download it. But I dont!

To all the people saying grow the hell up, I own multiple PS3 and am pissed off that sony have started clutter it with useless crap Im not going to use. Atleast put a hide function on it.

left4bread3
left4bread3

Its really annoying when people say things like “grow up” when as soon as you turn the system on your greeted by an ugly icon worser than that your greeted to a full screen crappy background picture and you have to avoid clicking on it when trying to select games and its not even a free game its a demo!

Jack Treese

Which update was this, the one from last week? I haven’t seen a SingStar icon. I don’t think I have anyway.

Mark
Mark

Really, some people need to grow up. The PS3 has always been a best of all console, that means best of the shooters, but best of the casual games too.

The 10 extremely vocal people that are annoyed by this, need to grow up. Nobody else cares.

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