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.


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bub163147d ago (Edited 3147d 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...

PirateThom3147d ago (Edited 3147d 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.

Godmars2903147d 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.

morganfell3147d ago

The have to be ready for overseas orders as well. I know some people that have a Vita coming from Japan.

sikbeta3147d ago

Update is good... Getting my PS3 Ready for my future PSV Woohoo!

ikkokucrisis3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

chill on the update #'s Bub,

An update, is an update, is an update...

NEW-AGE3147d ago i could Really Use This.... Not Angry here, also had a Japanese Account for a LLLOOOONNGGGG while

SilentNegotiator3147d 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?!'

zeeshan3146d ago

I wonder how many updates we are going to see before the very launch of Vita? That excludes update 4.0!

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GanjaMan3147d 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

-Alpha3147d ago (Edited 3147d 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

blumatt3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

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!!! :)

Dante1123147d ago (Edited 3147d 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.

bub163147d 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

Dante1123147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

Yeah, I just saw it, bub. First Math, now KaKarotoks (turns out it wasn't leaked)....scene drama for days lol.

ForROME3147d ago

Agreed. Still not one MAJOR feature in any update yet; how about a UI overhaul

oricon3147d ago

We now get a health warning everytime we boot up the ps3 :/

FACTUAL evidence3147d 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...

CloseSecond3147d 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.

kikizoo3147d ago (Edited 3147d 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.

Blaze9293147d ago

cant remember the last PS3 update that brought features people actually wanted...or features period to use for the ps3 specifically.

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SPARDA_4263147d ago

This update honestly has broken my heart. I was expecting big things for 4.0 but now im disappointed...

e-p-ayeaH3147d ago

Its expected Sony already lost to much money adding proper security to PSN.

DebateMaster3147d ago

Are people actually stupid enough to actualy believe this?

PirateThom3147d ago

Maybe the lesson here is to not get excited over rumours and speculation.

vickers5003147d 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.

TopDudeMan3147d 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.

Messatsu2903147d 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.

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jizzyjones3147d ago

wow, what a disappointment.

e-p-ayeaH3147d ago (Edited 3147d 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.

PirateThom3147d ago

I like that my games are patched and my saves are uploaded, and that's before we get to the content.

e-p-ayeaH3147d ago (Edited 3147d 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.

PirateThom3147d ago

Then don't pay for it if you don't think it's worth it.

TopDudeMan3147d ago

Plus is very much worth it. It saves you monay and time.

sikbeta3147d 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?

WitWolfy3147d 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

Messatsu2903146d ago (Edited 3146d 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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