PS3 Firmware 4.11 Isn’t As Optional As Sony Would Like You To Believe
Only one week after receiving its last firmware update, Sony has now issued firmware 4.11 for the PS3. Sony neglected to provide details about what this firmware update did to the PS3. Their only comment about the contents of the update was that the firmware “improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN”.
Really now? Not mandatory you say? It looks like Sony forgot some key details in their blog post. It seems that the update is only optional if you live in the US or Canada, PS3 users elsewhere are required to download firmware 4.11 if they wish to access the PlayStation Network (still not the SEN). Whether or not this was a fluke on Sony’s part is a mystery as of this moment, but oh well, the update reportedly doesn’t take long to install so I’d recommend just downloading it even if you live in the US or Canada.
Seeing as how it’s optional for me, I’ll continue to play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and let my PlayStation Plus membership take care of the download later. Ah the benefits of PS+.