Questions tagged [ps3]

a 2006 disk and download-based video game console by Sony. Use this tag for questions about the PlayStation 3 operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the PS3.

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PS3 bricked after firmware update

I have the PS3 Slim from 2010 I updated it today to the latest firmware version and after that it is not booting up. I tried entering to recovery but nothing shows up. The light turns on and stays ...
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Can a ps3 work with a chromebook? [closed]

I currently have my ps3 slim connected to my chromebook. I'm wondering if it will work, thanks.
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Why won't my PS3 connect to my Sony monitor?

I have a old sony monitor and I want to connect my ps3 by hdmi and it says that the only resolution the monitor supports is 1280x1024, but there is not resolution on the ps3 that works. Here's the ...
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Is there any shorcut for the ''PS Button'' on Ps3, using a Ps1/Ps2 Controller?

I got the first three Sony consoles (and the PSP too) the thing is, i like to use my old PS1 controller (the analog one) on my Ps2 and Ps3, everything works fine, but the only thing i'm missing, at ...
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When i press power on my ps3 fat model the light turns green then yellow then it starts blinking red with no further results

When i press power on my ps3 fat model the light turns green then yellow then it starts blinking red with no further results. I tried the eject method of holding down the eject button while turning on ...
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Can I install PS3 games on an external hard drive?

I have a PS3 Super Slim with 12 GB of flash. I need to expand its storage to install games. On the net, I found contrasting opinions: I know I need a disk formatted in FAT32, but I don't understand ...
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Is it possible to play Metal Gear Solid 4 on Playstation 4?

I got the disc of Metal Gear Solid 4 from a friend. I know that it is not possible to play PS3 discs on PS4. However, to my surprise, I also saw that Metal Gear Solid 4 is not available on PS Now, nor ...
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How do I remove a passcode on a PS3?

I bought a used PS3 from GameStop and I did the factory reset but every time I go to set a passcode on it, it still asks for my old one (which for obvious reasons I don't have)
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Little Big Planet PSP vs PS3

Excluding the graphics quality, what are the differences between the PSP and PS3 versions of Little Big Planet?
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Can I download PlayStation 3 games for my PlayStation 4

I want to download a game on PlayStation store with my PlayStation 4 but I noticed it said "PlayStation 3" at the end of the chart. Does that mean that it can't be run on PlayStation 4 and I can't ...
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How do you delete Battlefield 4 DLC?

I want to add Battlefield 4 DLC packs like Final Stand, but because it is a big download I'm worried that even if I delete Battlefield 4 from my game data utility file the DLC will still be in the ...
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What do the negative/positive throttles in the DS3 trigger buttons do?

I have no idea what the difference between the five options of throttle. In whatever choice, only one button is triggerable even both two are assigned, be it's pressed slightly or held long. The ...
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PS3 pad joystick outer deadzone

I've been using generic USB gamepads (those cheap Chinese gamepads) with my PC games for a long time now. They've served me well, but they all have an issue. The analog sticks are awful. The range in ...
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Selling my ps3; is there a way to leave the digital purchases on the console but without use my PSN account?

I was planning to dismiss my ps3; although I have about 10 games that are digital only; that I did purchase on the PSN store. Since they are tied to my account, this means that I cannot leave the ...
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How to transfer data from old HDD to new HDD for PS3 Super Slim?

I'm thinking of upgrading my PS3 HDD to a newer one, but so far I've seen tutorials on how to change the HDD but no information on how to transfer the games and data from my old HDD into the new one. ...
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Backup and reassign of protected save games from on PS3 HDD to another

My PS3 died with YLOD two days ago. I haven't been able to power it on since. I'd like to be able to backup and reassign the saved games, including the protected saves, to a new PS3's HDD. Is there ...
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Do I need to keep my PS Plus subscription to play my free PS3 games now that PS Plus is no longer giving away PS3 games?

It has been expressed by Sony that soon PlayStation Plus will no longer be providing PS3 games. I only own a PS3 and not a PS4 so it will become useless to me after this (until I buy another console ...
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backup PS3 games without jailbreaking

i have a a ps3 160 GB, and about 40 games, i have spent alot on them and some of the titles are even purchased twice because of damage. so i was wondering if there is any way of making a backup DVD of ...
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My PS3 controller won’t connect when it is in safe mode

Accidentally put my PS3 into safe mode, when I turn it on now a message comes up saying connect the controller using a USB cable, and then press the PS button.
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My ps3 isn't staying on

I've tried doing the things said on the same question, but it isn't working for me. I had tried keeping my finger on the power button until three beeps happened, but all it was beep once then did ...
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How do I join a Minecraft PE server on PS3?

How do I join a multiplayer Minecraft Pocket Edition server on Minecraft PE PS3. I am so confused.
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Can I transfer Minecraft PE Version 1.7.0 Worlds from my Tablet to my PS3?

I just got Minecraft on PS3 from A video game store. I want my worlds from my tablet. Is it possible to transfer the worlds from a tablet to my PS3?
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Neighbor controlling my PS3 or random buttons triggered?

I have a Playstation 3 which I use for gaming and streaming video. Often times, my PS3 is controlled by a mysterious force, which I can only assume is my neighbor. I live in the city in a row house, ...
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Skyrim keeps freezing, what do I do?

Skyrim keeps freezing on my PS3. I can't set it back to factory settings because it was downloaded. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing it. It keeps freezing as soon as Alduin (the dragon) ...
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Why cant I update my Gta 5 and access online?

I own a PS3super slim. I was updating my GTA 5 and while doing so the PS3 was accidentally shut down. This happened while the screen displayed update no. 14/20 (as in 6 more updates were pending). ...
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PS3 game data install of WWE 2k14 stuck on 6%

I picked up a second hand copy of WWE 2k14 today and I am unable to get past the “Installing Game Data” screen which stops at 6% and I can no longer hear and hard disk activity. It took a LONG time ...
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Convert PS3 save to PS4?

There's plenty of games that have come out for both PS3 and PS4, usually some time apart. South Park: The Stick of Truth is the most recent example, and the one I'm most keen on checking. I've got a ...
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How many frames per second was the original release of Dark Souls on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I'm musing about possibly getting the switch remaster port which is 30 fps and am curious what the original was on the original release platforms of I believe PS3/Xbox360
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PS4: copy/paste text in messages

The PS3 allowed the ability to copy/paste text when composing or replying to messages. Where is this function on the PS4?
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What is the probability of success in combat in Civ Rev?

In Civilization: Revolution (PS3 version), what is the probability of success in combat for different attacking and defending values? For example with overrun, the chance of the attacker winning is ...
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Can I remove my PS3 HDD and put it back again?

I found a lot of answers in the internet to the question "Can I put my HDD in another console?" What happens is that the other console will try to format the HDD. What I want to do is a different ...
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Why won't my PS3 recognize any of my controllers?

Few days ago my PS3 decided to stop recognizing my controllers. When I press the PS Button, nothing happens, regardless of whether or not DualShock is connected through a USB cable or Bluetooth. I've ...
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Updating Injustice crashes my PS3

My 1.08 version of Injustice won't install on my PS3. It just beeps and reboots the console. There's plenty of memory and it wouldn't install after the latest system update which it made me do before ...
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Can PS4 play with PS3 [duplicate]

I recently got a PS4 and I was wondering if I could play games like GTA:V with my PS3 friends? I'm thinking that you can't but wanted to confirm. I tried playing with them but it says that they aren't ...
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Is there a way to show in game time?

There are a few questions about writing a mod to tell the "in game time" in minecraft, but they all indicate a mod. I'm running MC on a PS3, if I can apply mods, I sure don't know how... Is there a ...
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How can I connect a PS3 to two TV/ sound systems in two different rooms?

Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection. I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge. I'd ...
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How do you set up headset/mike communications for GTA V online with ps3?

I have a PS3 and would like to communicate with other online GTA V players. How does this work? Can I use a Bluetooth headset with mike? do I need special software?
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Advanced warfare PS3

I can't play online or offline with multiplayer it just loads almost to the end then stops. I also can't play any more of the campaign because it keeps saying "Error Image file 13". I just presently ...
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My PS3 controllers have died and are not charging

It has been some months since I've turned on my Playstation 3. Today, when I turned it on with my controllers, it didn't work. I thought "Hey, the battery surely ran out", so I tried to charge them ...
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What does the character on Trip's shirt mean?

What does the character on Trip's shirt mean in "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West"?
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PS3 Controller is not staying connected [duplicate]

My dad has a PS3, he has not played any games on it with the actual controllers. When the controller is connected to the usb charger it works perfectly, but when I unplug the remote from the sub ...
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Hard Drive Space Weirdness

I've been trying to free up space on my hard drive for a large game. I went through and cleaned out at least 15-20GB (probably even more) of data between downloaded games, their saves, and the game ...
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PS3 stuck on 576p

I literally tried everything, from changing HDMI cables to changing TVs to resetting the PS3. But the PS3 still is stuck on 576p. Please can anyone suggest any possible way to fix this, it was fine ...
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Set up a new hard drive for Playstation 3?

I have a new PS3 hard drive. I put the 4.80 software on a USB flash drive then in my ps3 but it won't read it. Is there any way I can formatted my hard drive for my PS3?
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Does a game stay on my PS3 if I sign out?

Somebody downloaded a game on my PS3 and signed out. The game stayed. But what if I create a new profile on PS3 and sign in on PSN with my account, will the game still be there on every PS3 profile?
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Locked out of the account my Skyrim saves were under - How do I recover it?

My sister had a PS account we have been playing Skyrim on. Somehow she got logged out of the account, and it won't let us save the game anymore, saying it belongs to another player. She made the ...
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Can i play FFXIV with my USA account on the physical EUR version on a NTSC (USA) Ps3?

Can i play Final Fantasy XIV with my USA account on the physical EUR version on a NTSC, USA Ps3? I already have the digital, downloaded game, and i can already play it with my USA account, plus the ...
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Is there any console that supports Java on their Internet browser? [closed]

I do want to play some flash games (for example, Runescape) on a console, i own the Ps3, Wii U, 3DS and PSP that have internet connection, and i buy legit games for them, so i don't want to modify the ...
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Will My DLCs Be Kept On A PS3 Without An Account?

My friend doesn't have a PSN account and doesn't have any DLCs for a game that we play. I have the DLCs on my Ps3 (I have a PSN account) and I was going to sign in on my account on his Ps3 so we could ...
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My PS3 will not start

When I turn on my PS3 the green light stays on for 2 seconds and then just beeps 3 times and turns off. How can I fix this?