Firmware 3.61 Now Live, But PSN Still Down

May 14, 2011Written by Joseph Peterson

With the PlayStation Network down, gamers have been anxiously awaiting any news/update on the PSN status. Sony have now released the newest firmware for the PlayStation 3, firmware 3.61, that will get people ready for the network’s return.

According to the PlayStation Blog, this 177MB update is to “to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online”. So as of right now the PSN itself is not back up, but we are one step closer towards that goal. The update will force you to change your password the second the PSN is back up.

If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle for any update on the matter.