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PS3 Firmware 3.72 released

by MIG-31 | Tue 20 September 2011, 11:42 | Discuss

An update to the PS3 system software was released on 20 September 2011. If you update your PS3 system, the system software version will be 3.72 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS3 system software version 3.72, you will need a minimum 190MB of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).

Main features in system software update version 3.72

  • Playback quality during use of some PlayStation 3 format software has been improved.


  • Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.
  • Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Source/Download: Playstation 3 (UK)

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RE: PS3 Firmware 3.72 released
Posted by sammyjake - Guest | 20th Sep 2011 12:04pm
sony have done it again firmware will not load keep coming up with error 80029c77 anyone have any ideas how to fix this??
RE: PS3 Firmware 3.72 released
Posted by Tipstaff | 20th Sep 2011 12:22pm
Normally I would suggest manually downloading the PS3 firmware to a flash drive, and then updating via that, however the latest firmware on the Sony site is 3.70, so that won't help (unless it is 3.72, but they haven't updated the listing).

Edit: someone mentioned that it is, indeed, version 3.72 even though Sony says it's 3.70. You can get the links from HERE. Note: there are 2 full updates and 2 update patches. If have 3.71 use the patches, and if those don't work try the full update.

Another suggestion would be to clear out the PS3's cache. This is done via the built in Internet browser. If I remember correctly clearing this cache clears out the download cache, but I can't say this for sure. If you want to try just open the Internet browser, hit triangle, choose Tools, and one of the options is to clear out the cache. After that reboot the PS3, and try downloading the update again.
RE: PS3 Firmware 3.72 released
Posted by MIG-31 | 20th Sep 2011 12:29pm
Be aware that the 3.72 is live,And i have it installed already...

Bu please note that im in the uk and the Link is Playstation 3 UK's website.So other regions may not be showing the 3.72 update at this time...

As tipstaff said above try that if not wait a little longer to see if the Regions websites are refreshed.
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