Firmware version 2.0 - Official press release

Following is the official press release from Sony on Firmware Update 2.00 (available for download 8 November). On top of the ability to turn the PlayStation 3 on remotely via the PSP, Version 2.00 also allows the creation of playlists in both the music and photo sections, giving users an opportunity to create unlimited music playlists, as well as sharing favourite photos in high definition.

Version 2.00 also allows for customisation of the XMB menu screen, with the ability to change the colour and brightness or to set a completely different custom theme. Moreover, there's the addition of an Information Board on XMB to keep users up to date on the latest PlayStation news, the inclusion of a new PlayStation Network category and logo for easier navigation and Trend Micro Web Security, a free2, state of the art internet security system.

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Blood_Spiller4059d ago


That's all I have to say to that press release.

smart_head4059d ago

Here's what I think:

Sony's business strategy is to maximize revenue for the company. That's a given. They've recently released the slimmer PSP. Clearly they want to firmly justify to the consumer that PSP is *the* portable console to buy. I think Sony is serious about PSP-PS3 connectivity so that they can make the PSP ever more attractive.

Now, would including in-game XMB access have an equal or greater impact on Sony's revenues? Would it have a greater impact on PS3 sales? Probably not. One would need to be a marketeer for Sony to really understand the situation.

Anyway, my point is, now that PSP-PS3 connectivity options have broadened, the next big update will be the much anticipated in-game XMB. At least I hope so.


Mikey_Gee4059d ago


That is what I have been waiting for forever and was the final info I wanted to decide to buy a PS3 or not.

I have waited long enough for this FW version ... I am SICK of waiting.

gamesR4fun4059d ago

gotta say 25 mins and a little over 30% is seriously messing with my warhawking
I wouldn't mind so much if they'd given me some ingame music or HOME but since I dont have a psp all Im getting is filler.

sfinXters4059d ago (Edited 4059d ago )

Where's XMB during gameplay? A disappointment. Again.

Masta_fro4059d ago

you know, now that i think of it, and im very dissapointed in this update, i think in game XMB access and music player will be some how related to home...and its probably being coded to work with home. Thats why the features of update 2.00 are just kinda lame.

Remember what sony was saying about being able to launch a game from home with the XMB access. Its probably all connected and we wont get those features until home arrives...coincidence that the center button on the ps3 pad is called "home" and when you press it, some kind of home interface comes on?
...maybe im just full of conspiracies and evil monkeys

LSDARBY4059d ago

Get ready for the biggest up-roar in gaming history.

Sony what are you doing to yourselves.

THE_JUDGE4059d ago

hope that they are just teasing us and they they have included XMB access in this update. And where is our BD-J update also?

WafflesID4059d ago

BD-Live ALONE would make 2.00 a huge deal.

It's honestly the only thing I'm interested in.

ChibiSelz4059d ago (Edited 4059d ago )

zzzz still no music from xmb while playing >> i hope this aint true
and they surprise us what would be the point of the poll from yesterday

Edit :LOL thanks for the disagree i guess this mystery guy was not disappointed and fine with spending his time on wallpapers and colour scheme enjoy it