Playstation 3 not updating games

But, it can go even further than that, where a product you thought you owned can be irrevocably changed without your permission, long after you bought it.

Read on as we highlight why you need to pre-game your console gift giving experience.

Starting with the sixth-generation of game consoles and the introduction of over-the-network updates for the original Xbox game console suddenly updating your game console became a thing.

That thing has proved to be persistent element of modern gaming and the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Wii, and Switch all feature over-the-network updates as do many handheld gaming platforms like newer versions of the Nintendo DS product line (so, in fact, the tips in this PSA also apply to portable game devices too).

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System you bought back in the 1990s is still running the same operating code that it shipped with (and most likely still plugging along just fine despite 20 years of no updates).

Game consoles were simply designed differently back then because there was no easy mechanism by which they could be updated.

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