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PS3 System Software Update (v.4.00)

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Nov 29, 2011 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

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.

Other changes to take effect with this update include:

  • PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature
    • Game patches
    • System software
    • Recommended games and videos
    • Sync trophy information
  • New PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages

You can find more details after the firmware goes live here. We look forward to your feedback.

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+ twistedvivid on November 29th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

Woo!! 4.00 if Finally here


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+ twistedvivid on November 29th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

Will the XMB Change or will it be the same as before?


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+ MUGEN02 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

So in other words 4.0 does nothing new.


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+ remanutd5 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

will playstation vita have a youtube app ? how about google + app?


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+ monyking on November 29th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

well, I can’t wait for this one to be active.


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+ twistedvivid on November 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

Cross game Chat?


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+ Ftwrthtx on November 29th, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

I hate having to wait until Feb. to get my PS Vita.


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+ jcb_815 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

Is this a global update?


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+ BiosNova on November 29th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

The PS3 will never get cross game chat, Sony said this themselves.


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+ kbo206 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

Kinda disappointing that 4.0 won’t bring much new to the table. PlayStation needs to make PSN more social.


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+ LightKiosk on November 29th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

Wow, so a major numerical update like this is so useless? (Example in major numerical: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, etc).

I’m insanely disappointed.. the XMB is unbelievably old.


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+ BrushYourTeeth on November 29th, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

Man it’s up to 4.00 finally? I’ve had a ps3 since december 2006, so it’s crazy to think we’ve come this far, and I’ve had it for so long. And now that I’m so old. Thanks lol


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+ ChibiMrBubbles on November 29th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

The previous big number updates for PS3 were awesome. This? Not so much, the Vita isn’t even out in our region and won’t be until much later. I don’t get this pointless update. Whatever, at least the filtering privacy options will be put to good use.


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+ zzamaro on November 29th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

Wow, 4.00 so soon O_o

Anyway, I’d like to see a way to hide trophy notifications. I love to collect trophies, but they sometimes they distract me from the main game and story.


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+ Adrance on November 29th, 2011 at 5:18 pm said:

I approve of the PS+ updates.


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+ Adrance on November 29th, 2011 at 5:18 pm said:

Oh, and I can’t wait for the PS Vita to hit US stores in February!


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+ Link01 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:20 pm said:

This seriously shouldn’t be a 4.0 update. I love the new filters and options, but where’s the over due UI overhaul. With Vita around the corner, this just seems highly needed. The Vita UI is beautiful and seems very intuitive for something like Move. I hope this is just the begining. I mean, I know you don’t want ps3 updates to shun new Vita features, but I highly doubt it would.


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+ Link01 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:20 pm said:

Also, any plans on announcing an earlier Vita US release?


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+ RAGE__GOD on November 29th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

it would be cool if they made a update where u can play music that is on the console while you are playing a game


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+ poodude on November 29th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

Cool.


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+ Oshnaj on November 29th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

nice one for ps+ members!


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+ boxmyth on November 29th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

Really really really hope we can play our downloaded PS1 classics on our Vita’s on launch day.


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+ mixedkidbx on November 29th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

LMAO these firmware updates be lamer and lamer every time they post one.


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+ MrGamerz123 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:24 pm said:

I sincerely hope the Vita will have a flash player.


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+ JMB626 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

Will v4.00 fix the Dungeon Defenders’ Trophies?

Every time I go to my Profile or my trophy collection it is not adding the Dungeon Defender trophies to my list, but it is repeatedly going through the syncing process each attempt.

In fact, none of my friends who have the game have managed to get the trophies to sync to their profile.


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+ Enalor on November 29th, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

Kinda disappointed that the only very few new features are only available to PS+ users.
We’ve all been waiting for Cross Game Chat, Online ID name change, etc. for years now and now that you’ve reached 4.0 they’re still not here :(


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+ guitarded77 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:29 pm said:

What are “PS Vita game games”? Did y’all put a game inside a game?


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+ Koimia on November 29th, 2011 at 5:30 pm said:

I would love to see a store update that filters all the stuff you have bought into a layout like the actual store and not just a long list of titles. (Over 1000 downloads is a lot of stuff to scroll through if you are looking for just one thing)


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+ MysticalOS on November 29th, 2011 at 5:32 pm said:

“Wow, so a major numerical update like this is so useless? (Example in major numerical: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, etc).”

Maybe they switched to chromes versioning scheme


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+ tarbis on November 29th, 2011 at 5:32 pm said:

Very nice update.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on November 29th, 2011 at 5:32 pm said:

Seriously? The other console gets a major features features and this is what we get with a major version of a firmware? Come on!


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+ Firelogic on November 29th, 2011 at 5:33 pm said:

How is it useless? I’d say it’s a pretty significant update for PSV compatibility.


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+ gekko1986 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:34 pm said:

Please add the ability to disable trophy notifications.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on November 29th, 2011 at 5:34 pm said:

Separate game invites from message inbox please.


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+ Firelogic on November 29th, 2011 at 5:34 pm said:

Other console gets major features? Oh you mean like Fios TV where you already need to have a Fios TV AND Inet subscription so that you can watch a paltry 26 channels out of over 130? Yeah, I’d love that on my PS3 too!!


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+ bakerarmy on November 29th, 2011 at 5:35 pm said:

I deactivated all activated PS3 (just games) with that website. But it didn’t help me with Video, or PSP systems. When can I deactivate those options? In preparation of the Vita coming and the fact my old PS3 is dead.

I tried to activate the PS3 I use now for video and it told me tough crap. Please fix


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+ Dojan123 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:37 pm said:

Sounds more like 3.9. This is a Vita update not realy a PS3 update.


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+ binarymellon on November 29th, 2011 at 5:38 pm said:

No major updates to the OS in nearly 3 years that don’t require you to pay for. Just apps upon apps for services that are only available in the US. Pathetic.


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+ Triptent on November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm said:

Will we ever get a new XMB? C’mon man.


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+ Hosoi_123 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm said:

RAGE-GOD, they do have some games such as little big planet 2 and sports champions that have the mucic feature. If you want to know if a game has this feature, look on the back and look and see, Custom Music in the games features. If it’s not there it doesn’t have it, it doesn’t have the feature.


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+ JMB626 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:42 pm said:

@bakerarmy
where is this site?


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+ NOS40 on November 29th, 2011 at 5:44 pm said:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on really , this is a useless update for the PS vita who cares about that. do something else besides security updates pretty soon i will be switching to Xbox because they actual have a nice update coming up which i would be glad to pay 60 dollars a year for.


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+ DKShadow on November 29th, 2011 at 5:46 pm said:

You should’ve just bumped it to 3.80, as this update does little to nothing that deserves a 4.00 stamp. Seriously, if you don’t give us something awesome with 4.00, then how are we supposed to expect ANYTHING awesome at all for the PS3’s future updates?


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+ Skater_Ricky on November 29th, 2011 at 5:46 pm said:

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Dear Sony Development Team,

This is Skater_Ricky Firmware Wish List That I hope
SONY can put these features into the ever so growing
Powerful PS3.

? (Party System) Cross Game Voice Chat
? Voice Messaging (30 second – 60 second clip)
? Be able to hit the PS button to Answer a Message that a Friend has Sent
? Faster IN-GAME XMB.. take out useless options that can’t be used or Better Yet “REVAMP the whole In-game XMB” or just make a better In-game menu all together and deal without the XMB for in-game Menu.
? Option to Defragment Hard Drive in the Settings Selection

Thanks Skater_Ricky :D
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 29th, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

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Dear Sony Development Team,

? Custom Avatars
? Screenshoot Capture Built into the PS3 OS across all Games and Apps.
? Easier to Customize Folders for all MUSIC, GAME, PHOTO’s
? Direct Feed from PlayStation Blog in the What’s New Section like “RSS Feed: for PlayStation Blog.
? Music Player Visual (Bigger Album Art) while playing with a nice Music Player Visuals. And Differnt Visual’s within the Music Player.
? iPhone and iPod support to Upload Pictures and Listen to Music. (I’d like to at least upload my pictures from my iPhone to my PS3)
? Backward Compatibility with PS2 (Software/Firmware Update)

Thanks Skater_Ricky :D
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 29th, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

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@ Everyone complaining to get Cross Game Voice Chat.

The PS3 is capable but would not preform well because of the lack of RAM Memory there for would make the system crash so there for they will not allow Cross Game Voice Chat to be included for the PS3 unless they revamp the PS3 UI (Those of you that dont know what UI stands for its Universal Interface which basic means Menu System or other words for the PS3 XMB would have to be completely changed.)

But lets hop that SONY listen to us PlayStation Users and include it for the PS4

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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on November 29th, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

will not be renewing my ps+ till they add more features yes i enjoy the cloud support and game updates but come on add more features


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+ nascent- on November 29th, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

Seriously? Is that it? Vita?


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+ Skater_Ricky on November 29th, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

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@PlayStation Development Team Guess this will be a PS4 Request

I like to see us ALL get a Kick A$$ Party Invite System

This Party Invite System Can Add People From your Friend List or Have Open Party Invite to Add People In a Window were all Can Chat Cross Game or Invite Each in a Game to Play Online togeather.

And In this Party System you have the Option to Call a Friend 1 on 1 and Chat Privately While Playing Other Games or be Playing the Same Game.
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 29th, 2011 at 5:53 pm said:

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@PlayStation Development Team Guess this will be a PS4 Request

Or in a Group of 8 Friends or non Friends to Chat About Gaming Kinda Like Video Chat But with out the Function of Video.

And In this System it would have Options to Send ANY GAME Invite to a PSN Friend to Play that game you Choose to Play Online.

When they Accpet it will Send them to your Party and in the Party Box there PSN ICON will Show up and they have the Optoin to Chat Via Text or Voice Chat.
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