Monday, June 28, 2010

Sony Detail PS3 Firmware Update 3.40, Announce PSP Firmware Update 6.30, And Playstation Network Facebook App

Sony have provided details for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable updates as well as revealing a new Playstation Network Facebook App. No specific details for the PSP update where given, all thats been mentioned was that its update 6.30. such a small upgrade probably means that its only a stability update.

The Playstation 3 firmware update 3.40 brings the following additions to the console:
  • PlayStation Plus: PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus; a new subscription service on the PlayStation Network that provides you with new options to expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content. Friendly reminder, all of you PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of gaming features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa Web Album. You can also opt to share your photos between your PlayStation Network friends as well as print photos from Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables you to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate the PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

Firmware 3.40

Sony have also revealed they are releasing a new Playstation Network app for Facebook. this app builds on the existing trophy app for Facebook by letting you display on your profile your Playstation Network profile. you will also be able to find out which of your friends has a PSN Account and send them a friend request, and you will be able to view your PSN Friends online status.

Facebook app

All these updates are expected to happen at the same time tomorrow, Tuesday 29th June.

From USA Playstation Blog

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