Sony To Confirm Facebook For XMB?

Sony has told NowGamer it will "have more information on this very shortly"

Images reportedly leaked from the PlayStation website suggest that Facebook is set to be included in a future PS3 firmware update.

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RememberThe3574711d ago

One of the few flaws of the PS3.

sinncross4711d ago

I don't think the inclusion of the FB app has anything to do with that, though faster net is something Sony should look into.

On the 360, you need a gold membership (which requires payment) in order to use the FB feature. Sony are clearly only adding it because the PSN is free: they are basically trying to 1up MS in regards to community features.

nix4711d ago

yeah... even i think the browser should be more solid. i use PS3 to browse most of the time. who does not want to browse on a HD tv.. q:

but i don't mind FB integration. i don't mind Yahoo chat too. more reasons for me not to switch on my already crippled computer.

solidt124711d ago

I rather the work on adding features to make online gaming better or easier. The PSN is great but could be better. Facebook is a good addition but most people want more for PSN like Cross Game Chat.

Baka-akaB4711d ago

I doubt it's because of the browser . they just integrated it , since people seems to think it's an edge on the other side , and like to pretend it's a service that's worth paying access for ...

StanLee4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

Let me guess, next year when Microsoft announces Hulu integrated into the Dashboard, it would be worthless and pointless as the PS3 "has a browser", until a month or 2 later when it's announced for PS3!? It seems the PSN is always a step behind XBL but don't worry, whatever Microsoft implements, rest assured Sony will play follow the leader and implement months later. Sony's strategy for PSN is basically, "let's see what Microsoft does and do that". I'm really waiting for that one feature that's added to PSN that sets it apart from XBL, not "try to get it one step closer to being on par with XBL". Oh wait . . . it's free, right? Bring on the hate.

Persistantthug4711d ago

I'm just curious on your take.

What else do you want out of PSN that you feel it is lacking in?

raztad4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

Seriously who wants facebook on the xmb? I'd really be pissed off if a facebook icon clutters my xmb. Hopefully this rumor is gonna stay that way.

Persistantthug4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

So you're complaining about the app?

It's certainly a feature I will probably never use,

But you're not going to hear me complain that it's there......not for free.

StanLee4711d ago

I'm not complaining about the app. I'm reflecting on the attitudes of fanboys. Microsoft does a lot to try to make social networking of it's community easier and they take many risks and take a lot of criticisms for it; Netflix and Facebook are a few examples. It seems when these features are added to PSN there always seem to be some way of justifying it and the justification usually is, it's free. Sony has to take a step towards leading, not playing catch up. Offer users something XBL doesn't. As much as they want to retract, it's clear HOME is no longer a priority and it was the one thing they really were innovating with.

D4RkNIKON4711d ago

Sony- anything you can do I can do better!
XBL losing value every day, how can they still get away with charging? Cross game chat is the ONLY reason?

sikbeta4711d ago

This is good, even if never will use it, more options are always better

whoelse4711d ago

When will they has Skype? I mean come on, the PSP has it!

And Internet Radio.

CimmerianDrake4711d ago

Speaking as a PS3 owner and fan, I implore the other PS3 fans to NOT be hypocrites and say this is a great addition to the XMB after saying it's a useless feature and ragging on XBL for it. The XMB doesn't NEED Facebook, it's a useless feature especially since the PS3 has a web browser. This feature is a waste of time and money. And you all know it's true, so don't pretend that now that Sony has it on the XMB that it's suddenly a great feature.

vhero4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago ) facebook IS confirmed. I know it already had a browser so this point is moot but this should once again devalue the proce of GOLD 360 subscribers now all the pay for twitter and erm....? £50 a year for twitter YAY!

My main excitment came from this announcement "Facebook integration, the ability to change your gamercard colors and more are coming to PlayStation 3." Gamercard customization on your PS3 is gonna be cool and using your facebook photos as avatars is a rumour! meaning you can in theory have anything for free! Unlike MS charging you. You can even have in theory if true A Master Cheif Avatar.

Mr Logic4711d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong. But IMO it doesn't matter WHEN you announce something. It only matters when you deliver it. MS might have announced Facebook back at E3, but if Sony brings their FW before MS then that will be quite embarrassing.

D4RkNIKON4711d ago

Trust me, I agree with you 100%. I don't have a facebook account and I won't be making one any time soon. I am only excited to hear about this because it is just one more reason why XBL is a waste of money. Any features at all that the PS3 steals from XBL gold is a win for us and a loss for them. I seriously don't understand how people are willing to pay for XBL.

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quarkist4711d ago

I think FB integration to XMB will be good... Although PS3 has a web browser, and it works good most of the time, however, still there are lot of stupid people who can not use PS3 browser with an ease. FB integration should be somehow linked to the games status, picture uploads, and browsing etc.

Sony is working on a webapps for PS3, where developer can develop apps based on (HTML 5 + AJAX + Flash) technologies - very similar to iphone apps.

It is so exciting to see that this generation has lot competition and therefore lot of innovations come up, which benefits to customers in the end. The only problem is when companies try to use their $$$ to put down their competitor. Of course this does not exclude Sony or Nintendo, but Microsoft is really worse in this game. I hope they didn't make any $$$ agreement with facebook like netflix to block PS3...

vhero4711d ago

Webapps is gonna rocks and they are gonna be PS3 only as MS would never allow there "walled garden" to allow something like them. It seems this is Sonys replacement for Linux.

Typical-Guy4711d ago

If this happens along with Cross Game Chat , it could be a strong hit to MS.

Baka-akaB4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

My bet is that Facebook+Netflix+Cross chat is their master plan for the holidays . With already a lot of good exclusives and those options it would be hard to justify , besides platform or exclusive preferences , getting a 360 over it then .

Double074711d ago

inb4sonycopieseverythingMSdoes !!!!!11

I couldnt even care less for crappy Facebook but hopefully theres some other good stuff in the update and that it comes out pretty soon.

AssassinHD4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

That would not be a fair assessment of the situation. After all, Sony has yet to copy Microsoft's pay-to-play network model.

4point7BillionLoss4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

and now they want it on the XMB because the browser is crap and like everything on PSN it's NOT integrated properly ..

stupid droids ... what next .. hands free controllers on the PS3 ... oh wait ......

Double074711d ago

Why do you hate a piece of plastic thats meant for gaming and entertainment purposes so much? Im genuinally interested.

Did someone who works for Sony rape someone in your family or what, please explain.

AssassinHD4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

He is angry at his father, not Sony. I also like how he trails off with those dots. He probably thinks it makes him look clever, but they look like little pauses in his thinking process to me. I mean his brain paused 5 times in one post. I can just imagine his brain stopping to load the next thought.

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Sir Ken_Kutaragi4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

I can't call 'them'(i.e xBots) ChatBots then!!! ;-D

nix4711d ago

don't worry.. they still will be "ahead" with twitter. q;

AssassinHD4711d ago

Yep, they are still twits. At least those who pay for the privilege of being twits.

paradigmfellow4711d ago

We already have twitter with Uncharted 2 and the web browser

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