PS3 Firmware Update 4.7 Released [Update]

Sony has released a new PS3 firmware update 4.7. This seems to be a minor but mandatory firmware update that is required to be able to play online on the PlayStation 3.

You can download this firmware update from your PlayStation 3. While there is no changelog available for it yet, we will update this article once there is one. Judging from past updates, this might be another minor update for “system stability”, which is usually code for fixing exploits to stop the homebrew scene on the PlayStation 3.

Update: You can now read the changelog below.

Closed Captions are now supported for  the Playback of Blu-Ray Disc titles and DVDs. To display closed captions, select [Settings] > [Video Settings] > [Closed Captions].

The style used for for closed captions, such as the font, size and color, can now be adjusted. Select [Settings] > [Video Settings] > [Closed Captions Settings].

This update has more to do with the closed caption for bluray playback than a simple stability update, like past updates.

If you haven’t received this new firmware update, you should wait a while as it has just went live, and should start rolling out worldwide slowly.

Let us know if you have updated to this latest firmware and noticed any change, in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Daniel Dsca

    It’s killed drive in my ps3. Not read any discs….F….ck!!!!

  • John Allen

    its killed my ps3…no vidio out put via hdmi or av leads..dead controller…nothing…green light on front,wont turn off unless i hit the power button or pull out lead

    • Joshua Hinks

      Exact same here! I can’t get into safe mode without removing hard drive, and even then it doesn’t do anything! Don’t suppose you’ve found a fix?
      Cheers, Josh

      • John Allen

        hi,i ended up putting a new hardrive in it…follow the ps3 or you tube tutorials how to do it.

  • sparkkeh

    Broke my PS3. Now it won’t play DVDs or games. And is excessively slow to load. Take care with this.

  • Tristan Morris

    I get error 80710723 every time. My PS3 refuses to connect to the server.

  • lieutenantkissme

    My update still hasn’t installed and have now been waiting nearly 3 hours, i can’t even play on my console due to it updating.

  • lieutenantkissme

    Got the update and I have been waiting over an hour for it just to install. Not impressed at all

  • thatguy

    yep just the icon, that ive noticed , but i never play online. only update ive ever wanted is an updated flash player, apart from that the system has always satisfied me

  • TimmyB

    I thought Sony was going to remove the HDCP when I want to play a game. You suck Sony.

  • Molly Wilkins

    Seems to be ok…so far

  • Correia

    anyway able to tell me the size of this?

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      I’d say 300 MB. Took like 5 minutes to download on a 15 Mbps internet. Now waiting for installation which is at 50% shouldn’t take too long to do update

  • julius

    Every time I update, I imagine this “Cinavia” thing, getting smarter and smarter and this makes me sad 🙁

  • Guest

    When you scroll over to the PlayStation Network category on the dashboard, they changed the icon.
    That’s all I noticed so far.

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