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September 1, 2009 // 2:10 pm - The new PS3 Firmware 3.0 has changed the way the XMB looks.

One of the new features included is animated themes, but at first glance none are available. Keep looking, as there is already a free Afrika Dynamic PS3 Theme available in the Japanese PSN Store as of right now.

Excluding the free one above, the first regular Dynamic / Animated PS3 Theme costs a premium price of $2.99. Available right now in the PlayStation Store, you can download the LittleBigPlanet animated theme that was shown when PS3 Firmware 3.0 debuted.

Some videos of the new Dynamic / Animated PS3 Themes are below:

Videos: First Dynamic / Animated PS3 Theme is Available Now

Videos: First Dynamic / Animated PS3 Theme is Available Now

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#25 - victorinox - September 5, 2009 // 4:58 pm
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Has sony released a tool to allow people to make their own animated themes yet?

Devs only, as i keep telling people =\ the themes are quite dynamic too *you can control things like time which affects the theme in all but the free one* so there's more to it than meets the eye.

#24 - reno5gtt - September 5, 2009 // 9:49 am
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Thanks for the image showing the link to the AFRIKA theme.

This must be the first time i've used my jp account in 2 years. Hopefully we will see a few more interesting free ones, i grudge paying for a background even if it is a fancy animated one.

Has sony released a tool to allow people to make their own animated themes yet?

#23 - narvalo - September 5, 2009 // 8:52 am
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thx for the video guide jul644, very useful!

#22 - jul644 - September 4, 2009 // 1:18 pm
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i started making the tutorial and even has all the pictures formated and stuff highlighted and writing out the explanation, and i came across this video and its a much better job check it out if you need help.

#21 - Transient - September 4, 2009 // 6:45 am
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Maybe I'm just really cheap, but spending $2.99 on a theme seems like a waste of money too me. They don't even give you a preview option.

Here's hoping for more free dynamic themes or a way to make our own...

#20 - XiLERAWR - September 3, 2009 // 11:18 pm
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Not so many dynamic themes so far, but it's still early days

Hopefully soon there will be more dynamic themes to choose from. Here's hoping for a Killzone 2 theme

#19 - PS4 News - September 3, 2009 // 8:30 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by jul644 View Post
for those who need help setting up a jp account i just took all the pictures so i can make a tutorial for the new firmwares and its quite a bit diffrent and took me a lot of trial and error.

This would be appreciated and I will +Rep you for it.

We have a few for the old Firmware (one is and another is a video one here (

#18 - hippyharry - September 3, 2009 // 5:24 pm
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This is actually a decent dynamic theme. I like it. Would be good to have it showing replays of goals from fifa or pro evolution.

#17 - DukeRaven - September 3, 2009 // 4:53 pm
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Nice one, but i think the themes will be better later.

#16 - grudge1981 - September 3, 2009 // 4:10 pm
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it would be nice if there is a way for users to make these. Its just a looping video in the background I believe, and I like using animated backgrounds on my desktop. So I got a few I'd love to put in a theme for my ps3