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Was my controller affected by the PS3 3.5 firmware update?

Sony recently updated the PS3 firmware to version 3.50, which according to several media outlets has caused issues with some third-party controllers because they utilize the PS3 USB ports. We have thoroughly tested our Pro Series controllers for PS3 and have found that even with the PS3 firmware update, PowerA controllers still function perfectly during gameplay.

The only effect of the firmware update is that the Player Indicator lights no longer show the player number assigned to the controller, but instead light up Player 1 and 2 simultaneously. Players can tell which player number they were assigned by pressing the "Home" button and checking the information at the top of the screen. For more information, please contact Customer Service.

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