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PS3 Firmware 2.43 "Specific To Japan"

You may not be aware if you don't live in Japan, but firmware update 2.43 has been released for the PlayStation 3. This one's a little confusing, though, so pay attention.

At first, we didn't even realize an update had arrived, and that's simply because we were never prompted to install it. And according to a recent post made by SCEA PR Manager Al De Leon over at the official PlayStation blog, there's a good reason why: we're in North America. Apparently, this update is "specific to the Japan region, and only PS3 users there will be required to install the update." If you're in another region and would still like to download the update, simply go under "System Update" on your PS3, and firmware 2.43 should be there. What does it do? ...er, we have no idea. The post didn't go into specifics, but it's not something you should waste a lot of time worrying about. His description seems relatively simple:

"Users outside of Japan do not need to perform this update if your PS3 system software is on version v2.41 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not cause any issues with your system or add any new functionality."

Okay, so download it if you must, but it's clearly not mandatory unless you're in Japan. If you think you're missing out on something by not having it, feel free to nab it, but we really don't know what you're going to find. We imagine if it was significant, SCEA would've told us about it, but at the very least, they did clear up this mini-mystery.

9/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Cavan
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 10:46:34 AM
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how very strange...

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Daedusian
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 11:21:47 AM
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Can't they just say like 2 more words and tell us what it's for lol? Idc or anything, but if they're going to say "however if you do perform the update..." you think they would just tell us. Weird.

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caliblue15
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 12:14:09 PM
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This was for the Japan Video Store coming soon, Ben.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 2:36:10 PM
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ha..Tatsujin..more maintenance!!ha

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LightShow
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 5:06:31 PM
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question mark?

Theyre being surprisingly cryptic on this. Perhaps it has something to do with thwarting M$'s plans of world domination?

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Riku994
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 8:56:49 PM
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Im getting this in hopes that itll stop my ps3 from signing me out when im in the PS store, and any time I start up Oblivion.

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Riku994
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 7:18:26 PM

It stopped happening now that i downloaded 2.43, but I havent played oblivion yet.

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Qubex
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 8:28:33 AM
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Well, I am downloading it now!!!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeaD ToO HoMe"

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flux equals rad
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 2:55:22 PM
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mine is downloading now as well.

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