PS3 Firmware 3.00 Purposefully Breaking Fake Controllers?

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Just yesterday we posted up a story that the new 3.00 firmware update for the Playstation 3 has been causing some freezing and audio issues for games, as well as causing certain PS3 controllers to not function properly.

Overnight, something interesting has been developing as it is starting to become apparent that the issues are mostly happening to knock-off products rather than original peripherals.

Is Sony killing the knock-offs on purpose.

Sony themselves have not made any comment about the issues just yet. The real question here is whether or not this was done on purpose. There is no evidence to back that Sony has made changes to the firmware in order to dispose of unofficial products. This only leaves the possibility that the knock-offs themselves are having issues with the new firmware.

We are going to keep our ear to the ground on this one to find out what is causing the hassles. For now, I suggest you stick to the real deal when making your peripheral purchases.

Source: Joystiq

Last Updated: September 4, 2009

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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  • Fudzy

    It would be interesting if this was true seeing as far games go, the PS3 is miles behind the Xbox/PS2/PC in terms of pirating.

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