Just a heads up to our PS3 readers. Firmware version 2.43 is now available for download but don’t be so quick to jump on it.
The update is for Japan only and while you can still manually download it if you please you will not benefit from it at all. Just in case you were wondering, it has been confirmed that the update is in fact safe so if you have already downloaded it then you won’t have any issues. As long as you have Firmware version 2.41, you should see no difference with your console.
Seeing as we live in SA with expensive bandwidth, I highly recommend that you give it a skip. For those who want the official story, I have posted it after the jump.
Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a heads up about PS3 firmware update (v2.43). Unlike previous updates, firmware v2.43 is specific to the Japan region, and only PS3 users there will be required to install the update. PS3 users in all other regions will not be prompted to download v2.43. However, if you manually initiate a firmware update by clicking on â€œSystem Updateâ€ under the XMB’s Settings icon, the v2.43 update will be available, regardless of where you are located.
Users outside of Japan do not need to perform this update if your PS3 system software is on version v2.41 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not cause any issues with your system or add any new functionality.
Last Updated: September 18, 2008