Yesterday, Sony released PS3 System Software Update (v.4.50). As things go, this qualifies as a pretty minor update like most of the PS3 updates are. In addition to adding some features and improvements to make downloading system updates and Sony Entertainment Network online store purchases more convenient, they’ve also made it easier to move games, movies and other content from your PS3 to PlayStation Vita with Wi-Fi data transfer.
As of this update, auto download of system updates is a standard feature for all PSN users, so its no longer restricted PS Plus subscribers which makes sense since it takes the load off Sony’s servers. Here’s a full list of the updates below.
- Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.
- Auto download support of purchases made on the Sony Entertainment Network online store will be made available to all PSN users.
- New options for trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.
- Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection.
With the auto download features for system updates and SEN online store purchases, you can set a two hour time interval for your PS3 to turn on from standby mode and check for updates as well as content to be automatically downloaded. Any purchases made in the SEN online store before your designated time will automatically start downloading during that interval.