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PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.40 Available Now

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 28, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

UPDATE: Thanks for all of the feedback. Just a quick update, 3.40 has been released. In addition, PlayStation Plus is now available in the PlayStation Store.

We’re thrilled to hear that many of you are excited about the five star rating feature. This feature is retroactive for all of your PlayStation Store activity, so you can jump into the store right now and start rating all of your past purchases. Look for a “Rate” button on the product pages.

The PSN App on Facebook is also live. You can find it here: http://apps.facebook.com/playstation.

Hi everyone, once again we’re adding new features to the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system via firmware update to ensure we’re bringing you the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible. PS3 system software update (v3.40) will be available soon, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription, enhancements to the connection between your PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and more. Additionally, we’ll be launching system software update (v6.30) for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system simultaneously with PS3 system software update (v3.40), adding PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other new features.

We’ve gone ahead and provided a few highlights from PS3 firmware update (v3.40) below:

  • PlayStation Plus: PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus; a new subscription service on the PlayStation Network that provides you with new options to expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content. Friendly reminder, all of you PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of gaming features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa Web Album. You can also opt to share your photos between your PlayStation Network friends as well as print photos from Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables you to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate the PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

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In addition to the latest features introduced in PS3 system software update (v3.40), a separate, new PlayStation Network application on Facebook.com will be made available. This builds upon what was previously launched with Trophies and the ability to publish purchases from the PlayStation Store. Now you can further integrate your PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts with this new application. The application allows you to display your PlayStation Network profile on your Facebook account, find out which of your Facebook friends have a PSN account and send them a PlayStation Network friend request, view your PSN friends’ online status and add the PlayStation Network application tab to your Facebook user profile.

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We’re very excited to be able to provide you with continued system software upgrades, which ensure your PS3 and PSP systems remain compelling offerings for years to come. For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 and PSP systems, please visit http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate and http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/psp/.

Let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!

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+ TubaDude49 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:06 pm said:

Video Uploader/Editor looks real cool


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+ TechnoKE on June 28th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

Very good I must say.

We’ve gone ahead and provided a few highlights from PS3 firmware update (v3.40) below:

Makes me wonder what else it has.

Looking forward to updating.


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+ polo155 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

what up eric, is soon today or tonite and cool to see u at e3, that was u right lol?


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+ TheDark12 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:08 pm said:

My thought? Yay!

On a side note, why on earth can I still not sort game and video content alphabetically? Isn’t that supposed to be a given?


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+ ProjectSleep on June 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

Nice update I really like “Video Editor & Uploader” any plans on implementing this towards future games? For montages/gameplay videos etc..


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+ SpeedRacer1955 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

Is the update mandatory or optional to users that don’t get PlayStation Plus.


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+ kaihopsn on June 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

Hoping and expecting great things from this update.


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+ DTXSFC on June 28th, 2010 at 2:10 pm said:

Sweet! Thank you!


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+ Inakka on June 28th, 2010 at 2:10 pm said:

im not gonna lie, excluding the fact that cross game chat isn’t available yet, this still beats what other consoles have to offer, good job playstation :)


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+ StuntF50 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:10 pm said:

Guys. Please. Can you give us stuff we actually want? What’s PlayStation.Blog.Share for anyway? Did you guys see these ideas anywhere on the site? The only good thing in this update is the 5-Star Rating System and PlayStation Plus.

Where the heck did all this other stuff come from?


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+ KALEL114 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

Sweet. Bring on PSN+.


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+ Stinkinmushroom on June 28th, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

Wow, more features then i thought. very cool


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+ ATOMS11 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

Man! We have been busy!


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+ SpyDudeFX on June 28th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

Sounds great Eric, can’t wait. Increased friends list and cloud storage for game saves for Plus members would be awesome!


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+ XxadrammelechXx on June 28th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

this is gonna be very nice. good job staff :) Question..about cross game chat.. is it rumors or??? ty sir :)


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+ righello on June 28th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

Now this seems promising. Glad to see added features in update.


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+ jimfear on June 28th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

hello? is there anybody listening at sony? Since the launch of playstation 3 we’re asking for Cross Game Chat…


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+ eatthemall on June 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

love it


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+ cjtiger300 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

sweet! When are we going to have an update on what PSN Plus is going to feature the first few months? Is it the same as Europe? We it include a Downloadable LBP?


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+ ArcadeStick on June 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

3.40, another monster waste of time for everyone involved. Look, you don’t need to do all this work to all this other stuff. We don’t care. Just give us cross game chat so I can talk to my friends while I’m playing and you are good.


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+ Jonnya42092 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

Great update, looking forward to trying out the new features!


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+ nv_Los on June 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

HOLY SHIATZU!!!!


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+ Rakis on June 28th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

Did you folks at Sony ever decide what PSN+ people get in the first 2 months of the service?

While some of the new additions are nice, and I might even use them, for some reason I’m still left unimpressed.

…but if my PS3 starts to see my .mkv and .flac files without a DNLA server…


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+ sid6581 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

Better than nothing I guess but are you even LISTENING to us? Did you see anyone anywhere wishing for something like PSN+? Instead you are now the fourth year behind what Xbox Live offers.


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+ evildude683 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

Awesome news, than you guys!!!


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+ Keegsta on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

Great update! Just support .MKV video files and I’m happy for life :D


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+ BusyManDan on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

Any word on Qore subscribers getting an adjustment on Playstation + yet?


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+ TheForbiddenOne on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

One word, awesome!


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+ Unknown_Hero on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

*Waits for crying over no cross game chat* Oh, i was too late..


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+ mrdeadhead on June 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

we need an improved browser so we can finally watch videos online again.

and i don’t want a facebook app, i want a Netflix app. a better browser would get rid of the need for a facebook app. and who needs a video editor? and why does the freaking photo gallery keep getting updated? who cares about that really?

and when the hell are we going to be able to listen to music whenever we want despite the game? Or cross-game chat?


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+ Capt-Fury- on June 28th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

hey Eric, I notice that sony’s qriocity website lets you see how many PSN activations you have used…any chance we could get that kind of info on the playstation website?


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+ Uraizen on June 28th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

Wow, that’s uh… a lot of new additions. A lot more than I expected anyway.


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+ IGLOO05 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

Now this is great firmware update! Updates like this is what I want!


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+ trinigamer101 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

a double whamy of updates.


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+ D-White_123 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

To the Playstation team,This is a bit better of an update! as long as you keep enhancing the PSN experience I’ll be happy! can’t wait for PSN+ (=


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+ AquaAssassin on June 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/100-Ideas-Improving-Our-PlayStation-3-Experience/td-p/45802581

^^^REMOVE THE ASTERIX(*)^

Someone made a list of 100 ideas. check it out.

http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/100-Ideas-Improving-Our-PlayStation-3-Experience/td-p/45802581

^^^REMOVE THE ASTERIX(*)^


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+ Moosehole on June 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

WOW I’m pleasantly surprised! I was expecting this to only be for PlayStation Plus compatibility. The other features are both very cool and unexpected.

Thanks!

Oh, are there any additional features for the PSP firmware or is it only for PlayStation Plus compatibility?


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+ explosive78 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

Video editor and uploader and the five star rating stuff seems decent. Not really very exciting. Really wish you would let more profile information show. There is a WHOLE THREAD on it in the playstation forums update section. Great ideas there too, with illustrations. I know your gonna say in response: “This is what everyone has been asking for.” The truth is everyone has not been asking for those features in 3.40. Oh well, I have personally given up. It’s like talking to a brick wall.

But, as I said in the beginning this isn’t bad, just not great like it could have been.


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+ Mercenary09 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

Nice update Sony! Now the only thing that would make it that much better would be the cross game voice chat :)


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+ D-Squad3 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

Can you guys update the web browser and add mkv support?!!


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+ Maguss on June 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

Wow great update, more then I expected. I love the new ratings system!!!


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+ glody on June 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

The only way to get cross game chat is to pay $$$ for it with the brand new Playstation Plus. Bahhhh! *inserts picture of sheep*


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+ Berae on June 28th, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

Its very nice thanks but is it taking that much time to implement few minor features like this? I mean I’m not complaining, i just think there could have been some more minor features like this that are on playstation blog share that could have been added too. Again, i’m not complaining especially when its free but i just felt i needed to say it.

Personaly I would like to be able to change my PSN ID without loosing everything. Maybe it could be like 5$ or something so people would not abuse of it. Thats the feature i want. Thank you


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+ ImOblivion on June 28th, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

With the Video Editor functionality being added, does this mean (more) games will be including a video recording function to capture game play?


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+ ExcelKnight on June 28th, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

Pretty much all of the features are welcome additions, especially the Youtube uploading one. I’ve got a few in-game videos I’d like to upload but screwed up when I made them (PA!N comes to mind).


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+ ImOblivion on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

Or is the Vid Editor mainly for EyeToy stuff?


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+ Glacier928 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

Sweet update Sony!! Thanks for the info Eric


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+ Plankfan on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

I am excite.


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+ Marston43 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

Very Very good update.


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+ XxADoNis183xX on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

i lovee you sonyy…. yes now we could “Five Star Rating Support:” -_- =]


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