PS3 System Update 4.25 Live Now w/Download Link

By: General Press

The latest System Update for the PS3 is live now.

Details plus regional download links after the jump.


The latest system update was announced on the PlayStation Blog recently and it can now accessed online from your PC or directly from your PS3.

+ Posted by Eric Lempel // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

At this year’s Gamescom press conference, we announced that Online Game Save Storage will be upgraded to 1GB for PlayStation Plus members, and I’m happy to report that the increase will be available soon with PS3 system software update (v4.25)!


Be sure to download the proper file for your PS3. Japan’s update file isn’t the same as the US or EU update file.

Here is the download link. Note the region:


Update using a PC Required items

  • PLAYSTATION®3 system
  • A wireless controller
  • A USB cable
  • A PC with Internet access
  • Storage media (Memory Stick™, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash®)* or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive
    (At least 130 MB of free space required)
    * An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

Update data download procedure

  1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
    Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
  2. Download the update data from the above links and save it in the “UPDATE” folder created in step 1.

Notice: Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.

  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.

Update procedure Notices

  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During an update, the power button on the system front and PS button of the controller are inactive.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select Settings Icon (Settings) > System Update Icon (System Update), and then press the button.
  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.

  4. The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.


  1. Start the update data.
    Press the button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  2. Confirm that the update was successful.
    After the update has been completed, go to Settings Icon (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

Hint: You can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has been successfully completed.

  • Jenkins

    Where did you get the links from? I can’t see them on any of the official playstation sites yet.

  • Anonymous

    the eu update dont work it says corrupted


    atualização diz que estar corrompido!!!!!!

  • what the

    I tried the us version. IT says corrupt whats the deal man?

  • Louis Edwards

    @Jenkins: The links come straight from Sony’s servers

    @ those with corrupted files: The US version worked fine for me. Try re-downloading it.

  • hi im from the philippines, what link should i download? i bought my ps3 here in the country and i have 2 PSN accts, 1 US and 1 SG. pls reply. tnx

  • Stephen French

    AU version is also corrupted.
    Download is now available from Sony’s site (Same download URL) and is corrupt there as well.
    Currently it looks like it only works direct from the PS3 (not an option for me)

  • FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • I live in Iran what link should i download?

  • Thomas

    EU download is installing right now.
    No errors received (50% progress)

  • John

    Thanks for the links, but it is another useless update, as many have gone before. Sony never learns.

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  • brutikus

    Nice update. Will Sony ever get to delivering us all the HBOGO app? After that an upgraded browser would be a great way to entice usage & out pace LIVE.

  • Andrew

    Had the same red screen problem ,and the update worked except whenit got to 43% it skipped all the way to %100 and took me back to the red screen ….. not cool , someone help plz

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