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Firmware (v2.36) coming soon, (v2.40) to include trophies, in-game XMB

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 17, 2008 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles. We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.

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+ playstationalltheway on June 17th, 2008 at 3:02 pm said:

Finally 2.4!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Schitthammer on June 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

Thanks for the update Eric, this is what most of us are waiting for!


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+ michigander692002@msn.com on June 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ kingxtreme81 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

Fantastic!

Thanks for touching on this. We’ve been hearing lots of rumors, so it’s nice to finally hear you talk about this.

On behalf of the entire Playstation community, thank you.

I can’t wait to hear more!


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+ playstationalltheway on June 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

@eric

When can we expect 2.4???


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+ ftwrthtx on June 17th, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up, but how soon is ‘soon’?


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+ marcindpol on June 17th, 2008 at 3:06 pm said:

finally, hury up Sony!


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+ Raziel Dune on June 17th, 2008 at 3:06 pm said:

HOLY CRAP! *explodes*


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+ scubafinch on June 17th, 2008 at 3:07 pm said:

Excellent. Thanks for the info. I’ve got a 60GB AU PS3 from launch and have been extremely happy with the updates and support. Now if only my TV, amp and car got free updates…?


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+ vant6 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:07 pm said:

What’s the point of 2.36. Why not just go directly to 2.40


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+ Rendermonk on June 17th, 2008 at 3:07 pm said:

I have to say, I’ve been watching this blog for awhile now, and it’s good to see that Eric actually responds to the requests made here. So many forums are all hype and speculation with pointless opinions and rants. Really looking forward to “Firm” dates and the upcoming firmware release of 2.40. Thanks for making an official post Erin.


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+ Goodfella2487 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

YES! I love you Sony!


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+ Draicus on June 17th, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

Glad this is finally official. Really looking forward to the new features!


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+ Rendermonk on June 17th, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

I ment Eric :)


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+ Aaron on June 17th, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

AWESOME!!!!!!


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+ spawn_4567 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

YES!!!! FINALLY!!!! Awesome! ….but how far away is 2.36? and how much farther away is 2.40….. We have to get one before the other… I guess the real anticipation will begin after 2.36… ( and now we wait…)


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+ Carl on June 17th, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

Confirmed at last! Thanks a lot.

Can’t wait to work this trophy system and in-game XMB.

Will all games support the trophy system?


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+ un-discovered on June 17th, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

WOOHOO! Details!Details!Details


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+ Troyd on June 17th, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

Thank you, Official statements help squash rumors! Now I know you guys don’t like to give out official dates for firmware. “With it comes out when its ready policy” which i tottaly agree with. Just… can we expect it by the end of june?


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+ stefen on June 17th, 2008 at 3:11 pm said:

Better late than never! =)


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+ Janos2615 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Finally, people can finally stop complaining in every single post about it.

But watch the people that were complaining for so long about it will start to praise Sony saying they are the best and so on…

Got to love the internet…

Anyway, thanks for the heads up.


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+ BulletToothTony on June 17th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Can you please give us an idea of when is 2.4 coming… it’s extremely annoying hearing about this over and over again on the net…

And have to idea of when is coming…

Any idea??


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+ neo_bahamut on June 17th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Great! Thanks for the update


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+ jlch777 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Thanks God and thanks Eric for the confirmation its about time now i cant wait!!!


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+ Seri@lkiller on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

nice job
thanks for keeping us updated.
Even tho its nothing big like details
its nice to see something official
hope this trend is going to continue
keep up the good work


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+ fperez on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Soon when?
And improve system stability on which games?

Thanks!


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+ Carl on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

How long before people find something else to complain about>


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+ EvoAnubis on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

THANK YOU ERIC!! See, this is what I wanted to hear. Progress. Excellent news! The only remaining question is when is 2.4 actually going to hit. Just give us a general timeframe, Eric. 2 weeks? A month? 2 months? Come on, man; ballpark me.


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+ Dorian_D on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Will it come out this month? Oh well good to here from the psn guy that this confirmed. MGS4!!


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+ efs5030 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

I Love You wow this is announced like a couple hours after my rant did someone listen or is it coincidence?


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+ Snap on June 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Woohoo! About time.


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+ Fersis on June 17th, 2008 at 3:14 pm said:

Yeah , im glad for two reason:
1- a truly great update
2- Finally those tedious comments of
‘i want ingame xmb’, will be over
im wonder for what reason they will start to cry now…


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+ vboyd666 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:14 pm said:

Hooray!!!


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+ iorkara on June 17th, 2008 at 3:15 pm said:

I don’t understand why we don’t get 2.40 now seriously.


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+ Withnail on June 17th, 2008 at 3:15 pm said:

Oh yeah. That’s the good [DELETED] right there.


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+ Dubbedinenglish on June 17th, 2008 at 3:15 pm said:

Exciting news. Can’t wait to see it in action.


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+ VenomX on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

ZOMG I’M HAVING A SEIZURE


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+ Violater on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

How soon are we talking?
this month soon?
or don’t hold your breath soon…..


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+ Mana Knight on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

Awesome news. I knew it was coming if we were patient enough, which I was. Thanks a lot Eric.


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+ TheApprentice on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

THANK YOU SONY FOR CONFIRMING THE SPECULATED!!!

WOOO!


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+ VenomX on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

I love you Sony


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+ Carl on June 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

@iorkara

Because it isn’t ready? We’ve all seen leaks, but maybe Sony doesn’t think it is up to standard, or found some bugs


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+ mdd34 on June 17th, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

Wow, that’s the only complaint I’ve had about the PS3. Give us in-game XMB and we’ll be set.


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+ sampenno on June 17th, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

OMG its real can we have the details and a video as early as possible please :)


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+ xplosneer on June 17th, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

Confirmation is a blessing Sony!!! Thanks so much. I’m not gonna ask when, It’ll be a surprise. :)


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+ gamesblow on June 17th, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

I could care less about in game xmb, other than me wanting to access my display settings for 1080p games. Keep your xmb, Sony. I want games to use it with. You keep cutting them all, though.

Less time on ps2, psp and Singstar and copying motion control tech from Craptendo and more time doing what you should’ve done in the offset. Make sure the ps3 had the games to back up your claims.

Nuff said.


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+ joel on June 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

OMFG!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!


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+ aliziry on June 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

Guess v2.4 will be released on the day of Sony’s E3 press conference.


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+ DankandSticky on June 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

So it is guaranteed… Jeff could you please tell us whether 2.36 is coming this week…

and obviously were all just salivating at when it will really happen… im more excited for trophies i think…


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+ TheApprentice on June 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

Wait…

Why does 2.36 have to come first :( :( :(

Just release 2.4 :(


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