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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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+ guitalex2007 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

It’s funny to see the reality, isn’t it?

The reality is that only one in about 8 people in this topic want cross-game chat.

You know what would be better? Not being a clone of the competition. Just sayin’.

Oh, and PS2 emulation.


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

SWEET NEWS,

Can’t wait for my PlayStation Plus to kick in :D


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 28th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

Video editing & uploading!? Awesome!
Hopefully we can upload HD videos from it too.


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+ h8fulrage on June 28th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

this update sux. update the damn browser!!!!!


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+ glody on June 28th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

The best part is when you cancel your Playstation Plus Membership, all the “free stuff” you get to download magically goes away since nothing you purchase online you physically own. I dont know about everyone else, but it sure does sound like QUITE THE DEAL! *insert more sarcasm*


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+ remanutd5 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

Erick now that you are posting this i have a question for you , is it possible to implement the whole psn functionalities to the psp ? i mean being able to send/ received messages from our psn friends , being able to play with them online without having to use ad hoc party on the ps3 or to call them up by the phone to let them know what game to join ? trophies? please if you guys can add the send/receive messages from our psn friends i would be very happy , psp GO has brought me back to handheld gaming but im used to the ps3 online functionalities now and i think it would be very kool to add the whole psn functionalities to the little system , you know to make it feel more like a true playstation portable , i would game online even more if you guys add that feature , thanks for listening


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+ BigRon3400 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

Wow that’s alot of new stuff! Love facebook too so I’m looking forward to seeing how this all works.


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+ Sigmakan on June 28th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

Nice update. Regarding Playstation Plus, will we be able to purchase this through other vendors such as Amazon.com?


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+ Rated-Rsuperstar on June 28th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

Another useless update. You guys find time to update the photo gallery a thousand times yet still no cross game chat. Whatever.


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+ Ryu_181 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

Thank you PSN it’s very nice features especialy psn+ now i need 3D and Cross-Game Voice Chat and for arab people arabic language :)


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+ RafiParrr on June 28th, 2010 at 2:24 pm said:

Why wasn’t any of this shown at E3? This sounds like a fantastic update!


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+ jaykkub on June 28th, 2010 at 2:24 pm said:

Five Star Rating support… awesome! Hopefully in the future we’ll be able to sort through top 10, top 100, highest rated, games with the most ratings, etc.


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+ HatmanTc on June 28th, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

@6 these features are separate from that of PSN+.


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+ katsuo7171 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

SWEET

Great new features and looking foward to PSN+


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+ MrOlympiaSC on June 28th, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

I have no idea what people around here are talking about. This is an absolutely terrible update. Does Sony even know what a PS3 is? The PS3 is a GAMING SYSTEM. Most people do not buy a PS3 for the photo gallery or to edit videos, they buy it to play games with their friends. It would be a lot easier to do that with cross-game chat or similar features; your updates should be based on facilitating this experience for your gamers, but you decide to update the gallery player?. Sony, you make the dumbest decisions.


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+ linebeginstoblur on June 28th, 2010 at 2:26 pm said:

I’m so excited for this update! I’m surprised how much some people here like to argue. I’ll agree that we haven’t been asking for most of the features in this update, but I’ll admit that I will definitely use them. It’s the whole thing about “give them what they want, and also what they don’t yet realize they want.”


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+ megamixer on June 28th, 2010 at 2:26 pm said:

I like the sound of the PS Store rating system :)

I haven’t bought a dud off of there yet so expect some nice high star scores from me =)


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+ Seafea_ on June 28th, 2010 at 2:26 pm said:

I was excited, cause I thought the rating system was for rating other PSN users at first. Oh well.

When’s this update hitting the servers? Somethings telling me tomorrow at about the same time the store updates? Makes sense.

Obligatory ‘cross-game chat pls’ mention.


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+ Lukse on June 28th, 2010 at 2:26 pm said:

will crossgame chat come with PS Plus?


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+ NECRO666PHAGIST on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

my real question is when are we going to be able to play our own music while playing games like the 360 has been able to do from the start?


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+ Julius_2010 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

nice update , tons of new features , now the next one has to come with a better web browser (chrome??)


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+ knorby on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

flickr would also be nice…


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+ Thrasher20 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Love it. Thanks!


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+ chris1146 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Actually I want it too. Having this feature doesn’t make us a clone of the competition. The other console was released before the PS3 and it could play disc based games, then the PS3 was released and it could do the same, so are we “being a clone”?


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+ mixedkidbx on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

who are these so called “users that have been asking for these features”? I know im not one of them.


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+ tibbar110 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Will this update allow us to delete the games listed under trophies with “0″ trophies acquired?


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+ DrkNvmbr on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

So I’m kind of excited about the video editor/uploader. I’ve had a Playstation Eye since Eye of Judgement came out, so I got the EyeCreate program on my PS3. I’ve had interesting videos I’ve wanted to share and send. Hopefully now I’ll be able to.


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+ Francision69 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Looks like a good update!


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+ RedGiant17 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:28 pm said:

Looks good…if you are really concerned with updating your Facebook page from your PS3.

Joking aside, I like the content rating system for the store.


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+ dj128 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:29 pm said:

I like this


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+ katsuo7171 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:29 pm said:

I agree with 59 this should have been shown at E3!!!. Great update video editor and photo sharing automatically to Facebook alongside with something I’ve always wante 5 STAR RATINGS!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Thanks!


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+ fcp10 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:30 pm said:

Aren’t we going to have CROSS GAME CHAT with this update?


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+ purplestream on June 28th, 2010 at 2:30 pm said:

damn i think the photo upload and store rating is sick!!!! cant wait for it


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 28th, 2010 at 2:30 pm said:

LOL I knew 6.30 would be coming out with 3.40! It’s sooo obvious with PS+ and all!


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+ OldKai on June 28th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

Sony, just give the whiners cross-game chat so they can whine about something else, please.

#Netflix doesn’t let you keep movies for nothing, country clubs don’t let you keep going if you don’t pay. Why the **** should Sony let you keep $500+ worth of stuff you paid nothing for if you cancel, the question of why you would cancel is a whole different story…


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+ xCertifiedKillax on June 28th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

XGC


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+ obie191970 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

@60

Cross game chat is a lot more difficult for Sony to implement than people realize seeing they don’t host all the game servers like Microsoft does. Ultimately, I think it will be part of the PSN+ and hosted by a third party like Skype.


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+ HongoXIII on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

Great update. I cannot wait.


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+ hanyPS on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

cool, long seen none


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+ Myke-Myke on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

Cool update. Really Good. Can’t wait to see how PS+ plays out.

Since cross game chat is coming inevitably i Hope the Hulu rumor or Qriocity happens eventually this year as well.

Good job with the update Sony.


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+ WillAllon on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

More codec support please, xgame voice chat, expanded friend list,… Is the playstation blog share a total waste of our time?


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+ famousmortimer on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

When is soon? Today? This week? This month? This year? This generation?


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+ Your_Captain on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

Qore subscribers still want the discount on PSN+ we deserve. Don’t ignore the people who pay for “premium” content, Sony.


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+ agcthekill on June 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

PlayStation plus?
it’s a bad idea!
PSN it’s rules!
100000 times better than Xbox Live!
PSN it’s a FREE service!


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+ katsuo7171 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:33 pm said:

Also why wasn’t there a video to demonstrate these new features???


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+ Liamario on June 28th, 2010 at 2:33 pm said:

Anything in the update that people actually want?


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+ LightAce on June 28th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

Now this is a real update


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+ VinxiUSA on June 28th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

Give us Backward Compatibility as we asked 14.000 times in PlayStation Blog Share.

Tell us something about that Sony!


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+ Phil4000 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

Yes, now can we get an update to the web browser? It currently runs flash content very slow, and crashes often.


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