After the update has been completed, go to (Settings) [System Information].
If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.
Seeing as how many gamers have moved on to the current generation and the PS4 has already outsold the PS3 by around 10 million units, it’s not surprising that this latest update doesn’t include anything substantial.
Sony will probably still support PS3 for a few years to come, but it’s safe to say the system is basically dead. If a recent patent is any indication, we may not even need to dust off our PS3s, since PS5 might be backwards compatible for all home console Play Station games.
You can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has been successfully completed.
If a screen prompting you to update is displayed when you start a game, you must perform a system software update to start the game.
BY DOWNLOADING THE PS3 SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE SYSTEM SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT LOCATED Notice Be sure to save the update data as noted below.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.New for 4.80 This system software update improves system performance.