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

Nice features I wanted like a XMB redesing, advanced profiles, and more ideas like this website: http://ps3change.wordpress.com/what-the-playstation-3-needs/

Thanks!


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+ phinnv8 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

Okay your F**** kidding right? Sony, you spent the time to make a VIDEO EDITOR on PS3, something I can’t EVER IMAGINE USING meanwhile you COMPLETELY IGNORED PlayStation Blog Share???

Where is:
-cross game voice chat
-context sensitive menu buttons (when there is a popup message in the top right, you hit the PS button while its still up and it should take you to it)
-improved web browser
-autosync trophies

WHERE ARE THE FEATURES WE ASKED FOR? You spent the time to make a VIDEO EDITOR. Who is gonna edit videos on a PS3 it makes no sense at all.


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+ JKwan77 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

Nice update. I hope we never get Cross Game Chat so all the kids here can keep crying and complaining.


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+ snake4308 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

nice update :D

so can we purchase ps+ as soon as the update is out?


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+ katsuo7171 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

@91 soon is before the store update tomorrow cause that’s when the PS store updates with the new PSN+


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+ PhillyPhreak on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

Not bad. I like the addition of PSN download ratings. That’s a good way to see what owners of a particular PSN game thinks of it.


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+ Zemus101 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

Had to comment, I’m really excited for this update! Love when these big updates come out.


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+ TheRealNobri on June 28th, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

Come on guys…just think…
How much do you REALLY want to talk with people that aren’t even playing the same game as you? I’m sure all concentration would be killed if you’re playing Flower and your friend is yelling at Killzone on the other end.


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+ Shin-Ra on June 28th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Uploading screenshot captures to Picasa should be more convenient than digging the ol’ USB memory stick out.


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+ NoobianGod on June 28th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Finally an update with some genuine content!!! I really do like the improved functionalities for the Pic’s and Vid’s for the XMB. Very nice features for those!

5 star rating sounds great!

As great as all this is after having the Blog.Share site out for so long I am really hoping to hear about lots more for this update and/or PS Plus that we haven’t heard yet though!


111

+ depward on June 28th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

So.. what about the PSP update? You wrote some highlights for the PS3 update but I’d like to hear about the PSP firmware update…


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+ sloheim on June 28th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Can I link a Facebook account to a non-Master account yet? SERIOUSLY? This would not take a genius to develop.


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+ dinosauriac on June 28th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

Seriously, what capabilites does this video editor have? Does it only work with games that have YouTube functionality built-in? In which case, you haven’t given us anything new and only like four games will be usable with it.

When I read that post, I thought “cool!” and then I thought, “but it’s PS3…” so I guess this feature will NOT let me record in ANY game from the XMB and edit it afterwards? Only select “video editor enabled” games or whatever? Cos that would certainly sound like an unscrupulous move you guys would pull..


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 28th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

Down with XGC! Don’t do it Sony! It’s already bad enough that people don’t have a bluetooth to talk!


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+ BigFreezy1975 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

Well… hopefully we’ll get some pretty good stuff with this update. Either way you can’t please everyone so….


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+ THRASHERBY on June 28th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

I am truly disappointed to see that this update does not include a NetFlix app so you don’t need the disc. If XBOX 360 has this feature, why is it taking SO long to get the app on PS3?


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+ vectorman88 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

AWESOME! woot! this is great!

Thank you Sony. im very pleased to see that you guys did fan service and one-upped potential with facebook integration. ive got a lot of friends on FaceBook that see my synchronized trophies and ask how a game is. Now they can see my profile and stuff which is awesome. i dont gloat but its cool to show off your gaming skills. Also, sharing my photos form facebook to my psn friends is great too. ANd im getting PS plus for sure.

As a long time playstation fan, thank you guys and keep up the good work!


118

+ Blkant on June 28th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

Cross game chat is a pipe dream isn’t it…?

We’re never getting it…


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+ nEnUkO_qWeRtY_RD on June 28th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

thank you
!!! playstation!!
its great!! everything!!
thankyou!!!


121

+ Ruffday on June 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

Please make sure the update doesn’t brick any systems.


122

+ SamuraiRyu666 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

before i get overly excited with the video editor,is it only for eyetoy? so that means i cant record anything without the eye?


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+ tenshin78 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

PS2 emulation would be nice, but here it comes the “HD Classics” series so we all can kiss goodbye to that feature.


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+ PoloM29 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

Honestly I’m happy with this update, of course cross game chating will be nice but ayyy look at the bright side. We still have things 360 doesn’t have. =P (P.S. I’m looking forward in PS+, hopefully they’ll be coming out with membership cards too.)


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+ thedonut on June 28th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

PSN 5-star rating? Nice
I think written customer reviews should also be implanted. At least have it limited to users that actually bought the game.


126

+ Bloody_Marcel on June 28th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

No cross game chat but I’m impressed nevertheless.


127

+ PaperCarrier on June 28th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

Nice video editor but only if the PS3 could support more video codecs so that it could actually read content from my digital camera.


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+ el_nivek on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

ARRGGGhh I just bought a $50 PSN card for tomorow just to find out that my 80GB Metal Gear PS3 got the YLOD!!! I never tougt my PS3 would die I took good care of it :'(


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+ tenshin78 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

And I DONT want annoying friends talking to me while Im playing!


130

+ winchester38 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

I am still wondering why we don’t have a decent version of flash. I mean flash 7? For god sakes 10 is out already.


131

+ DeadPool315 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

how can anybody give a $#!% about cross game chat? can you say distraction, unnecessary, useless? only chat feature i want is the ability to send voice msgs. otherwise ps3 can’t be beat u xbox loyalist !@#$% bags. Sony & ppl like me are THE future of gaming.


132

+ xcube on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

what does the PSP new fw have?


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+ otakuseth on June 28th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

Eh, the Video editor would be cool if you could record footage while playing a game, so otherwise useless…Photo Gallery…really?…PSN+, Dont care for a rental service, give me features. The PSN Ratings is the only semi-useful update here…

1)XGC
2)Browser Update
3)Auto Sync Trophies
4)Change PSN ID
5)Play your own music while playing a game
The list can go on and on…

I cant speak on behalf of alot of people but i know i bought a PS3 for the games, not crappy photo galleries and video editors…Give us features we have been asking for that pertain to our gameplay experience…


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+ TwinDad on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

Update has to come before PSN+ goes live tomorrow. So it will likely later on Tonight. It’s been typically launched the night of the Blog post around 9pm PST. could be sooner or later, but likely tonight.


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+ SamuraiRyu666 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

also one big ques,when is skype coming to ps3? Millions of people want it, i could care less for facebook.


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+ alexkinn on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

lol “this is it” is that. hahaha


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+ SyphonFusion on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

If only we could choose our own PSOne games ):


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+ KILLA_KING_007 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

Okay I have a question about Playstion plus. Im excited about both the update and the new subscription service but Im wondering when I buy this what kind of free games will I get. Will it be new games or games I might already have? I have a great deal of psn games and Im sure there are others like me who would like to know how that would all work out. Thanks.


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+ inLogik on June 28th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

Dam Sony psn+? don’t u think were subscribing to enough crap with qore already? if u start cuttin out normal users from features your gona have serious problems. If it’s financial problems u have make stuff that isn’t usuless and your see the (our) money follow


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+ otakuseth on June 28th, 2010 at 2:45 pm said:

@127 Not everyone has a problem with multitasking. Your version of the future of gaming sounds boring…


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+ Mobius_124 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:46 pm said:

i like the upcoming update, but please, next time you guys bring in another update, bring features that we request from the blog share.


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+ kingpogo on June 28th, 2010 at 2:46 pm said:

CROSS-GAME-CHAT IS #1 REQUESTED FEATURE LOOK I DONT WANNA BE AN ASS BUT WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE SOME LEAGAL ISSUE WERE YOU GUYS JUST CANT INTEGRADE CROSS-GAME-CHAT BECAUSE THE OTHER COMPANY HAS SOME RIGHTS ANYWAYS JUST LET US KNOW THE THRUETH IS BETTER THAT WAY THEN AVOIDING US EVERY UPDATE YOU GUYS REALESE..


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+ Curtisio on June 28th, 2010 at 2:46 pm said:

Finally! Some way to rate PS Store items! Currently, I have to look at my Friends and see what they’re playing, or read and trust a review on the internet… but not everything is reviewed (sadness).

Other than that – everything else looks good too! Thanks!!


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+ colonel007 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

It’s funny how the Number ONE requested feature in PlayStation.Blog Share is Cross Game Chat, and it has been since day 1, and still there is no update for that.

That means:

1) Playstation Share is useless
2) Playstation team in charge care less about what fans wants.

It has been like this since the PS3 launched:

PS Fans: We want In-game XMB
Sony: There, take this Photo Manager

PS Fans: …..
Sony: I know you didn’t as for it,but take this “overhaul” of the XMB which makes it look UGLY!

PS Fans: CROSS GAME CHAT
Sony: Here, take Video Editor and ANOTHER Photo Gallery

I´m Sorry, but whoever came with the idea of Playstation Share was very optimistic by thinking fans would listen. And us fans, were really naive thinking they were actually going to listen.


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+ VinxiUSA on June 28th, 2010 at 2:47 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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+ valley428 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

how about a new way to sort trophies by percentages. So i can quickly tell what games i should work on gettting trophies for.


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+ TheGuardianFID on June 28th, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

Sounds awesome guys, great work, and thank you!!! 8)


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+ RevSoul on June 28th, 2010 at 2:48 pm said:

Seriously, why do gamers want “cross game chat” so badly?

I have many friends on my list but I don’t want to talk to them constantly.

This crazy tweet-facebook culture can stay away from my games.


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+ rAdIOhEad73 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:48 pm said:

what are you waiting to release Cross Game Chat??
It’s not a secret to anyone that Cross Media Chat is already working and for a long time now, anyone with the Playstation 3 development kid have already confirmed that, also the fact that this feature was going to be implemented in this firmware update and you decided to take it out the last minute.
So SONY, please just release this feature there is no reason to delay it any more.


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+ PoloM29 on June 28th, 2010 at 2:48 pm said:

Lol !! @125


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