07-06-2012 01:23 AM - edited 07-06-2012 01:25 AM
I have finally decided to retire my dear old Playstation 2 and I am in the last throws of saving for a new console of which I have decided upon a Playstation 3, mainly because it has all the cool games that I like Ratchet and Clank, Prince of Persia and the likes (I really love platform and single person adventure games) but I have two very newby questions.
(1) Is a broad band internet connection of any real necessity?
I am not really interested in playing on-line third person shooters, racing others or anything of that nature. I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies and any software updates, it appears I can do through my mobile (cellphone) high-speed connection on my PC and a USB flash drive. Basically what I saying is all I want is to have a console, play a game and move on.
(2) Software updates.
This is the thing that makes me the most nervous about upgrading to a PS3 with only a limited high-speed connection, that I would have to be continuous sorting out software updates to play various PS3 games. If I get a new PS3 console, am I going to be bogged down with continuous upgrades? Considering what I have said above about having simple tastes, are software upgrades going to be an issue?
Solved! Go to Solution.
07-06-2012 01:40 AM - edited 07-06-2012 01:41 AM
Not so silly questions.
A broadband connection is *not* necessary in order to own a PS3.
If you have access to a broadband connection at least every so often, then this would be recommended, as you can download firmware for the PS3 via a PC and transfer if via USB.
Your PS3 firmware will give you XMB (menu) updates - most of which give further access to online content - more importantly perhaps, like any BluRay player, your PS3 will need updates - as without them, you cannot play recent released BluRay discs.
Unless it's an online only game, then software updates are not required to play most games - games are released and occasionally there are bugs / glitches that are resolved by patches, or new features etc. You'd definitely get more benefit by being able to download these patches (which can only be done directly via the PS3, as opposed to the PS3 firmware mentioned above).
It's not vital that you have access to patch your games to play them offline however.
on 09-06-2012 01:53 AM
on 13-06-2012 02:49 PM
Free beta trial exclusive to all PlayStation Plus members.
Website ©2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
All content, game titles, trade names and/or trade dress, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. All rights reserved. [more info]