Sony dishes out PS3 2.17 firmware update

Posted by Mark Raby

Foster City (CA) - Sony last night unwrapped its latest firmware update for the Playstation 3, bringing the console to version 2.17.

According to a post at the official Playstation blog, the update improves the "operating stability of some online PS3 titles."

It has been months since the PS3's last firmware update.  For a while, there were constant updates within a matter of weeks to fix bugs and glitches as well as adding new features.

Users can get the update by connecting their PS3 online or downloading it from playstation.com to some form of flash media card and placing that into the gaming system.