Optional PS3 System Update 4.31 Live Now: Download Link Here

By: General Press

Optional System update 4.31 is live now. Download links after the jump.


PS3 System Update v4.31 was announced earlier today and is live now.

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.

  • crazy_dude

    Are you sure about the links you put? Cause it’s the same link for the 4.30 update, plus, the size is the same too.

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  • crazy_dude

    I tried it, and I can confirm, it’s the link for the 4.30 update, not the 4.31.

  • Louis Edwards

    All of the links are for the 4.31 update. The release date is in the URL.

  • crazy_dude

    @Louis Edwards You can try it yourself (I did), those links are for the 4.30 😉

    And they still are right now!

  • Louis Edwards

    Here’s the URL


    You can see the release date of the file.

  • Afsky

    Don’t work, the links are wrong, the EU link is for the 4.21 version and not the 4.31.

  • Louis Edwards

    @Afsky All of the links are dated 10/30/2012 so they are all the 4.31. Are you sure you aren’t trying to update with the wrong file? make sure your update media has the proper file in the proper location.

  • wilson rocha ribeiro

    amigo, o meu ps3 esta com esse atualizao. eu posso atualiza encima dessa ou nao……obrigado pelo tutorial