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    PS3 update 4.89 and PS Vita update 3.74 disables PSN account creation/management

    Sony released two new updates for PS3 and PS Vita, signalling the sunsetting of PlayStation Network account creation and management across both platforms. PS3 update 4.89 and PS Vita update 3.74 disables these PSN features. Sony encourages players to use a PC or mobile browser to create and manage a PSN account.

    Read up on the system firmware notes below:

    PS3

    An update to the PlayStation 3 system software was released on 05/10/22. In order to download PS3 system software version 4.89, you will need a minimum 200MB of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).
    Always update your PS3 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.

    Version 4.89

    Signing in to PlayStation Network now requires a device password for enhanced account protection.

    Account creation for PlayStation Network and some account management features are no longer available on the console. Use your PC or mobile browser to use account management features with improved performance, speed, and safety.

    PS Vita

    An update to the system software for PlayStation Vita systems and PlayStation TV systems was released on 05/10/22. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.74.

    Always update your system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.

    Version 3.74

    Signing in to PlayStation Network now requires a device password for enhanced account protection.

    Account creation for PlayStation Network and some account management features are no longer available on the console. Use your PC or mobile browser to use account management features with improved performance, speed, and safety.

    The upcoming PlayStation Plus relaunch is set for this summer with various classic PS1, PS2, and PSP games. Lastly, the rollout schedule is available here.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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