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Submitted by MattyF 1533d ago | news

PS3 System Software Update (v.4.00)

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 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. (PS3)

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bub16  +   1533d ago
For a whole new version number.. this kind of sucks

aren't the "0.00" updates meant to be good news with at least 1 or 2 features the consumers have been asking for?

Vita isn't even available in the US or EU till FEB! so this is another pointless update, not to mention the 3.73 jailbreak has just been leaked (doesn't allow pirated games) so expect another update before new year...
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PirateThom  +   1533d ago
Not always.

3.0 had a lot of clean up, but all it added was dynamic themes as a main item, while 2.40 added trophy support.

I do agree though, this could have been a non-required minor update for Japan only... or a required, minor version update.
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Godmars290  +   1533d ago
Well, its not like Vita is going to be JP-only. And you know people outside of Japan are importing it just to have it first.
morganfell  +   1533d ago
The have to be ready for overseas orders as well. I know some people that have a Vita coming from Japan.
sikbeta  +   1533d ago
Update is good... Getting my PS3 Ready for my future PSV Woohoo!
ikkokucrisis  +   1533d ago
chill on the update #'s Bub,

An update, is an update, is an update...
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NEW-AGE  +   1533d ago i could Really Use This.... Not Angry here, also had a Japanese Account for a LLLOOOONNGGGG while
SilentNegotiator  +   1533d ago
Adding support for a BRAND NEW SYSTEM isn't exactly nothing, either. A little anti-climactic for the time if you're not in Japan, but it's only like 3 months away for the US.

'ZOMG, a health warning?! No one puts a health warning at the startup!! No one!! ZOMG ur teh worsts, Sonie!! And no cross chat still?? Or party chat?! That's the whole reason anyone buys a game console, stupide! And all of the signs pointed to you releasing that stuff...why did you lie as usal Soniez?!'
Darkfocus  +   1533d ago
Is Vita region locked?
zeeshan  +   1533d ago
I wonder how many updates we are going to see before the very launch of Vita? That excludes update 4.0!
GanjaMan  +   1533d ago
Yeah this is a wank update, I swear in the past year there hasn't been a single cool/useful update? maybe i'm wrong but i dont recall :S
-Alpha  +   1533d ago
Eh, I don't think Sony is going to do anything major until PS4. It's pretty annoying having to deal with really outdated and slow mechanics like in-game XMB and manually having to open messages, etc. Little things like this should have been polished already, but I'm done expecting anything like this for the PS3
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blumatt  +   1533d ago
Features / PS4 / Release Date
Yeah, all the features everyone complains about not having aren't coming until the PS4, I"m sure. The Vita has shown us that Sony will bring us cross game chat and a party system, but it'll likely not be until the PS4.

I hope the PS4 and 720 come out in the same year at the same price (hopefully $399). It's gonna get interesting, if so. Kids are gonna be duking it out at their local WalMarts and Best Buy stores. haha Fanboys gone wild. hahaha

I'm updating my PS3 to 4.0 right now. Sweet. Can't wait for my Vita in February!!! :)
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Dante112  +   1533d ago
@ bub

Nvm, I saw it. The leak was incomplete (can't do anything with it, not even halfway finished) and now KaKatos might not even release it (full version). He also mentions that with it out in it's current state, that Sony could see and possibly fix his exploit. The PSscene is a mess. XD

Edit: Wait a minute, people thought cross game chat was coming in this update? I thought the PS3 didn't have enough RAM, so how could it? Those were rumors and if you had high expectation for it then, it's kinda your own fault for being disappointed.
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bub16  +   1533d ago
Nope not the spoofer. KaKaRoToKS 3.73 jailbreak got leaked by one of his friends, he planned on releasing it soon anyway and you are correct. Sony did say PS3 cant do voice chat due to lack of ram
Dante112  +   1533d ago
Yeah, I just saw it, bub. First Math, now KaKarotoks (turns out it wasn't leaked)....scene drama for days lol.
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ForROME  +   1533d ago
Agreed. Still not one MAJOR feature in any update yet; how about a UI overhaul
oricon  +   1533d ago
We now get a health warning everytime we boot up the ps3 :/
FACTUAL evidence  +   1533d ago
FACTUAL is done hoping for features. All I wanted was voice messaging, or psn ID change. Just give it up everyone, there's always next generation...
CloseSecond  +   1533d ago
Wow, an update that's for Vita owners....great.

Honestly, Sony is saving the good stuff for the PS4. All we get is security updates and features that support other revenue streams. Gone are the days of really cool new features to say thanks to those that have stuck in there with ps3 since the beginning. I think we've lost more than we've gained over the past couple of years.
kikizoo  +   1533d ago
"For a whole new version number.. this kind of sucks
aren't the "0.00" updates meant to be good news with at least 1 or 2 features the consumers have been asking for? "

hmm no, it's just a stupid idea based on some others brands, sony don't care about the number, they just deliver great thing, or not so great, no matter the number is (and most of the people complaining here, are desperate xfanboyz without ps3...because only dumb people cares about "4.0 or 4,01" when ps3 has free online, and equal or more functionalities than xbl : except the cross game chat/who cares)

by the way, the trolls "psvita is doomed because of teh memory card's price" failed with this update.
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Blaze929  +   1533d ago
cant remember the last PS3 update that brought features people actually wanted...or features period to use for the ps3 specifically.
SPARDA_426  +   1533d ago
This update honestly has broken my heart. I was expecting big things for 4.0 but now im disappointed...
princeofthabay  +   1533d ago
Me too brother.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1533d ago
Its expected Sony already lost to much money adding proper security to PSN.
DebateMaster  +   1533d ago
Are people actually stupid enough to actualy believe this?
PirateThom  +   1533d ago
Maybe the lesson here is to not get excited over rumours and speculation.
vickers500  +   1533d ago
What rumors and speculation? I was excited, but not because of any rumors. I was excited because the firmware going to 4.0, I was expecting some at least moderately cool feature or implementation.

If there is a lesson to be learned here, is that don't get your hopes up for a single firmware update unless they announce the features beforehand, because you are almost always going to end up disappointed.
TopDudeMan  +   1533d ago
Umm... what exactly were you expecting? Vita integration was the obvious one. I'd say that's pretty significant if you plan on getting a PSVita.
Messatsu290  +   1533d ago
I think its time to realize that nothing big is ever gonna hit the ps3 through an update anymore,only thing I keep wishing for is a new OS design just to make the ps3 seem more fresher but I doubt it.
andibandit  +   1533d ago
FOR MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Undeadwolfy  +   1533d ago
To Michael*
jizzyjones  +   1533d ago
wow, what a disappointment.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1533d ago
PlayStation Plus is still relevant? :/
( i recomend someone to make a article about this because im seriosly disapointed with it )

I think Sony pretty much only being doing these updates for marketing and security reasons.
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PirateThom  +   1533d ago
I like that my games are patched and my saves are uploaded, and that's before we get to the content.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1533d ago
i like it to but i dont wanna pay for it.

@Piratethom (below) yeah but the problem is that aside from Plus there´s really nothing more to it.
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PirateThom  +   1533d ago
Then don't pay for it if you don't think it's worth it.
TopDudeMan  +   1533d ago
Plus is very much worth it. It saves you monay and time.
sikbeta  +   1533d ago
wow! so you want stuff for free? gotcha, do you whine to the other console manufacturers for free stuff like you're doing right now?
WitWolfy  +   1533d ago
I think PS+ is worth it. Got more then 7 free games so far, not to mentioning it updating my system and my save games when Im asleep. cant see what the big problem is
Messatsu290  +   1533d ago
Your PS3 turns on which makes it pointless and worthless, ps+ was the biggest waist of money i ever spent since FFXIV. I never play the free games that I just deleted all of them. It was only decent for the few things I bought with ps+ discounts which is worthless cause you only save like $3 or less, which was still a waist because i probably bought like 4 things with the ps+ discount. I never got my moneys worth. PS3 feels more outdated than the wii in terms of OS.
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WooHooAlex  +   1533d ago
Was hoping the PlayStation Store would get a facelift before the Vita launches. A new UI would be nice too.
Ah well...
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FAGOL  +   1533d ago
Here in the UK it kind of got a facelift. Not anything drastic though.
Lior  +   1533d ago
The eu ps store has got a newish design
snuew  +   1533d ago
Same as NZ PS Store.... They just made the icons a little more nicer, this the the 3ed or 4th time thev done it..... but I like the smal changes they make everytime..... makes the PS Store looks fresh once and a wile.
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blackblades  +   1533d ago
Well it is a good update for the vita that is, and besides that's not the full list just wait for the update to actually go live.
joeyisback  +   1533d ago
aint renewing my ps+ i like it but the games that come out i aint into much yes i like the first free 1 hr game that would be only reason to me to keep it and the cloud i like just need some better free psn games
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Dojan123  +   1533d ago
It is a decent update if you are getting Vita but this is more of a 3.9 than 4.0. Not really anything major for the PS3. Just Vita people with some + activity to provide more value to get off the free plan.
xyxzor  +   1533d ago
Eh, lame. Kinda really just caps off a sub-par year for PSN.
Rynx  +   1533d ago
^ Classic trolling right here ^
xyxzor  +   1533d ago
Looks at picture profile and general profile. Yeah, trolling. Looks like classic retardation right there.
user858621  +   1533d ago
Very epic update!!! so damn excited!!! xD
Mike93  +   1533d ago
As dissapointed as I am right now all I hope is a surprise from Sony (new features or new XMB)

Because as far as I know Vita uses a new interface perhaps the same for PS3?
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1533d ago
Wow, so much for all the articles talking about possible features coming with 4.0 such as an xmb facelift and such things, shit sony u truly dissapoint us... Well i guess we gotta wait until 5.0 now and see what that brings... :/
Reborn  +   1533d ago
Well, I guess they've saved time having to launch it for each region at the time of Vita release.
Gamer-Z  +   1533d ago
PS updates have never been anything to talk about.
Aeroglyphics  +   1533d ago
It's live now. I Just updated.
JonnyBigBoss   1533d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Silly gameAr  +   1533d ago
I'm a bit disappointed.
Vortex3D  +   1533d ago
The new features look more like 3.80, not a full version jump. Console firmware full version jump is often like Linux distro.

Also, being .00 version jump, there should be tons of new bugs unless it's really "3.80".

Since Sony calls it a full version jump to 4.00, shouldn't Sony try to modify the core OS to have enough memory to do cross-chatting? It will be expected some games may break due to low level OS memory change but it's also time for game developers to upgrade their games to be compatible. It's uncommon such low level gets change when doing full version jump on the PC.
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r21  +   1533d ago
its just an update, people, calm down :L
Colonel_Dante  +   1533d ago
This is purely a marketing ploy to make curious people who have not heard of the Vita to go read up and check on it... , Its annoying update... and a waste of 4.00... -They couldve atleast changed the XMB....
Urbz7870  +   1533d ago
This update could of waited until January.
Hicken  +   1533d ago
Because nobody will have the Vita until January, right?
Urbz7870  +   1533d ago
As of now this update is useless. If this update would of come out towards the end of January it would of been ok so your trolling logic is busted.
Hicken  +   1533d ago
That's stupid. The Vita will be out next month, which is TOMORROW. Granted, it won't be out tomorrow, but why in the hell would they wait until AFTER the system is out to add firmware for the PS3 when they can do it right now?

Since the Vita is supposed to be able to connect to the PS3 for a host of reasons AT LAUNCH, it wouldn't make ANY SENSE for them to not already be prepared for that.

It may not have been worth a full 1.0 number, but please explain to me how ANYTHING I said was trolling, or how your ignorance managed to "bust" it.
Pillville  +   1533d ago
Note to Urbz1988: other countries exist.
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