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 the 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. I just have one question, when was the last time that there was a PS3 system update that did something really cool, its sad but I can’t even remember. I am a bit jealous of those XBL dashboard updates that happen quite often. The news said the update is coming this week and if we take Sony’s M.O. on this lately that means the update should be available later tonight or sometime tomorrow.
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 Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages