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PS3 System Update 4.88 Just Got A Surprise Release – See What’s Been Fixed

Surprise! Sony has just rolled out PS3 system update 4.88, marking the console’s 60th patch some 14 years after the machine first launched way back in November 2006.

PS3 Update 4.88 is only about 200MB, and in typical fashion, “improves system performance.” Well, it wouldn’t exactly add any new features after all this time, would it? Still, if you’re using your PS3 these days, at least it should run smoother than ever. There’s life in the old dog yet!

Sony stirred up a lot of controversy earlier this year when it announced plans to shutter the PS3, PS Vita and PSP stores in July 2021, but after the Internet yelled at them, the format holder quickly did a U-turn and confirmed the PS3 an PS Vita stores would remain open. PSP’s digital storefront is still shutting up shop, however.

Many PS3 games have been given the remasters treatment for PS4 in the last few years, which are in turn playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. However, since PS3 discs themselves can’t be played on PS4 and PS5, the console is still popular among gamers who prefer tucking into legacy content.

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