The process of updating is almost identical to that of the Play Station Portable, Play Station Vita, and Play Station 4.
The software may be updated by downloading the update directly on the Play Station 3, downloading it from the user's local Official Play Station website to a PC and using a USB storage device to transfer it to the Play Station 3, or installing the update from game discs containing update data.
The Play Station 3 system could possibly have an individual hardware issue that may require a technical repair.
An update to the PS3™ system software was released on November 1, 2016.
You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 4.81.
This document, titled "How To Install a PS3 Update Via a USB Key," is available under the Creative Commons license.
UPDATE ONE: Sony have now clarified the situation surrounding the end of the PS3 production in Japan.
A statement from Play Station confirms that PS3 shipments in Europe terminated March 2016.
We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
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