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Sony Details Incoming PS3 System Software Update v4.00

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170w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has detailed incoming PS3 System Software Update version 4.00 today.

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.0 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.0 Update (EU)

To quote: A new system software update (v4.00) will be released this week.

In preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan, this update will prepare PlayStation 3 (PS3) to serve as a content management device.

It will allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita game games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.

Other changes to take effect with this update include:

• PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature:

• Game patches
• System software
• Recommended games and videos
• Sync trophy information

• New PlayStation...
 

PS3 Firmware Update to Enable PS Vita Remote Play on All Games

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171w ago - Previously we reported on a leaked document revealing PS3-Vita connectivity followed by some PS Vita PS3 Remote Play demo videos from TGS 2011, and today Eurogamer (linked above) reports that a PS3 Firmware update will enable PlayStation Vita Remote Play on all games.

To quote: "A future PlayStation 3 Firmware update will enable Vita Remote Play on all games, Eurogamer has learnt. However, this will be only at the PlayStation Portable 480x272 resolution, which will be upscaled to fill the screen.

For future games, developers will be able to include Vita specific 480p modes, Eurogamer understands. Vita's OLED display is actually capable of displaying games at 960x544 pixel resolution.

Vita Remote Play is how Sony's new handheld interacts with the PS3.

In a Tokyo Game Show demonstration Sony's Shuhei Yoshida played a brief section of Killzone 3 streamed into the device from a PlayStation 3 unit, noting how a few of the Dual Shock buttons missing on the Vita are mapped to the touchscreen.

Vita can also be used in co-operative play...
 

PS3 Firmware Update 3.73 is Now Released, Improves Stability

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176w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation 3 System Software update, today Sony has quietly released non-mandatory PS3 Firmware update 3.73 in both full and patch update versions which simply improves system stability.

Download: PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Patch) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Patch)

While the official PlayStation Blog doesn't make mention of it, their official PlayStation Twitter feed states the following to quote:

"A new, non-mandatory PS3 firmware update, v3.73, is now...
 

PS3 System Software Update v3.72 Incoming, Features Detailed

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180w ago - It's been about six weeks since the last PlayStation 3 System Software update surfaced, and today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware 3.72 update is incoming.

Download: PS3 System Software Update v3.72 (US) / PS3 System Software Update v3.72 (EU) / PS3 Firmware 3.72 Update Patch (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.72 Update Patch (EU)

The only details we have at the moment on it are what appear to be security updates, so those into PS3 Custom Firmware, downgrading, hacking and homebrew may want to hold off updating as usual.

Here is what he stated on PS3 System Software Update version 3.72, to quote:

"A new PS3 system software update,...
 

PS3 System Software Update v3.70 Incoming, Features Detailed

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186w ago - Today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 System Software Update v3.70 is incoming with the new PlayStation 3 features including Auto Cloud Saves and Trophy Sync as detailed below!

To quote: As we are continuously working toward providing the best gaming and entertainment experience on PlayStation 3, I wanted to give you all a heads up on the following new features and changes coming with the next system software update (v.3.70).

To make things easier for PlayStation Plus subscribers, we've added the option to automate two existing features. The [Automatic Download] feature will now be called [Automatic Update] as a result of these new options.

  • A new auto upload function for online save data back-up will be added to make it easier to back-up your game save data. Under (Game), select the game for which you want to automatically upload saved data, and then press the Triangle button.
  • Also, Trophies will now sync automatically at the timing of Auto Download.

A new recommendation function will be added that enables you to share your recommendations for PlayStation Store items, such as games and videos, with PlayStation Network friends. You will be able to send messages with a store link from the product pages within...
 

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