PS3 Update 4.88 June 1, 2021 Firmware Patch Released

PS3 Update 4.88

Sony has released the PS3 update 4.88 June 1 firmware patch for the console, which makes this the second patch the console has seen in the last six months. Clocking in at just 200MB, don’t expect any major additions to the firmware update.

PS3 Update 4.88 June 1, 2021 Patch Notes:

While Sony only listed “This system software update improves system performance,” as the changelog, we do have news on what it actually does!

According to modding account RPCS3, here’s what got changed:

– Updated Blu-Ray keys for new movie releases
– System fixes (possible security fixes?)

You do not need to reinstall firmware on the emulator to keep using RPCS3 if you already use 4.87

Sony has also listed a few notices regarding the update too.


  • Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.
  • Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or on this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
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5 thoughts on “PS3 Update 4.88 June 1, 2021 Firmware Patch Released

  1. I just hope they fix an issue with accounts being locked because of ‘ghost consoles’

  2. I hope one of the fixes is to stop the PS3 from freezing or the Playstation store from crashing every time you buy something.

    1. That’s probably a ram issue but it might be fixable with better optimization, although I doubt sony cares about ps3 fanboys anymore

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