The Tech Herald

Sony pushes PS3 firmware v4.00

by Steven Mostyn - Dec 3 2011, 19:49

Image: Sony.

In yet more Vita-based news, electronics giant Sony has announced the imminent arrival of firmware update version 4.00 for its powerhouse PlayStation 3 (PS3) home console.

According to Eric Lempel, vice president of Sony Network Entertainment, the update will be ready for download before the end of this week “in preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan.”

As such, the update will prepare the PlayStation 3 to serve as a content management device for the Vita. It will also enable users to copy digital content such as games, music, photos and videos between the Vita and PS3.

Lempel added that version 4.00 will allow Vita users to update their portable system through the PS3’s existing network features. The home console will also provide back-up support for Vita game save data via its dedicated hard drive.

Beyond paving the way for PlayStation Vita, the upcoming firmware revision includes tweaks for PlayStation Plus along with new PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages.

The PlayStation Vita launches in Japan on December 17. It will arrive in North America and Europe on February 22 of next year.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

Suzuki to Unveil New Vitara at Paris Motor Show

Suzuki has announced today that the all-new Vitara will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show....

New Volvo XC90 Videos

We have added some video of the new 2014 Volvo Xc90. The much anticipated SUV has finally be...

2014 Volvo XC90 Details

Volvo have unveiled the much anticipated new version of their SUV the Volvo XC90. Popular wi...

2014 Volvo XC90 Pictures

We have added some great pictures of the all-new Volvo XC90. Volvo have finally launched the...

Stephane Roncada Joins MX vs. ATV Supercross Team

Former Kawasaki factory rider and 250cc East champion Stephane Roncada has joined the team d...