PS3 FW 3.61 now available in Australia, PSN still down. [Updated]

Turns out the PlayStation 3 update rollout is progressing faster than expected. I’m happy to report that it has now reached Australian, UK and no doubt the shores of...

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Turns out the PlayStation 3 update rollout is progressing faster than expected. I’m happy to report that it has now reached Australian, UK and no doubt the shores of many other countries around the world. 

The download is going pretty fast, currently at 42% after only a couple of minutes. Lets hope Sony’s servers can cope with the big demand. After changing the password for PSN, I’ll be investigating if its possible to pull your credit card details from the system. I suspect many of you may want to do the same. Hopefully its not as painful as removing it from Xbox Live.

Update
The download is now complete, only took around 5 minutes on ADSL2 connection. Now for the installing phase.

Update 2
So while the firmware is available it seems the PlayStation Network is still down here. Upon signing into the PlayStation Network, users still see the message “PlayStation network is currently undergoing maintenance, even after the new firmware. Grrrrr. So frustrating. Back to waiting.

Update 3
You can at least get info on changing your PSN password.

PSN Change password

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