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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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+ GIVEMEIT on November 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm said:

@198 Since the PC download option isn’t available yet, there’s now way to say but it should be a fair bit under 200MB.


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+ dkbatman06 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm said:

Throw in the nickname feature that ALL Japanese PSN users have and make it available to ALL other PSN users and we’ll call it a deal.


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+ joseph2411 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:16 pm said:

you need to add more options to auto save cloud data, i have 40mb but recently turned the option on SmackDown vs Raw 2011, then turned it off bc its game saves were too heavy, since then everytime ps3 does auto cloud saving it tries to upload SVR2011 game data and always end up with a cloud space full message, hoping someone can help me to completely deactivate it or you add a better option to manage auto cloud save updates on upcoming firmwares.


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+ megamixer on November 29th, 2011 at 9:18 pm said:

@Eric Lempel
This update has broken vital PSP -> PSP functionality. Please take the update offline and issue a statement about these problems asap. :(


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+ SGAShepp on November 29th, 2011 at 9:18 pm said:

I’ve been a fan of Sony and PlayStation for a very long time. I was VERY saddened by this. There has been talk and excitement over 4.00 since the 3.00 update across many forums.. and to be met with so little.. : I


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm said:

OH H*** NO! I USE REMOTE PLAY FOR PSP AND COPY GAMES OVER… AND GUESS WHAT??? THIS UPDATE REMOVED SUPPORT FOR BOTH!

I CAN NO LONGER COPY PS1 GAMES OR PSP GAMES DOWNLOADED TO PS3 OVER TO PSP! THIS IS BAD BAD BAD. THERE YOU GO AGAIN!!! REMOVING FEATURES AND ADDING FEATURES WE DO NOT NEED!

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PEOPLE DO NOT UPDATE IF YOU USE REMOTE PLAY OR USE THE PS3 TO COPY PSP OR PS1 GAMES TO PSP AS YOU WILL LOSE SUPPORT FOR IT!!!


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+ bhm65 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:20 pm said:

@JMB626
I agree, I have same problem sync trophies information keep repeating cause dungeon defender was not add up.


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+ Emerald_Swords on November 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm said:

It would be great if we got more cloud storage space.


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm said:

This should have been 3.80???? Not 4.0.. Oh well I really hope for more features on the PS3.. The one thing I do wish is for Sony is to say something.. Anything regarding Cross Game Voice Chat… Im not saying they need to say “we never said it is coming to the PS3″.. Can we at least know if it is possible… Yes Anything is possible, and PS3 is a very neat system. I will never sell my 60GB PlayStation 3! :) I think alot of us want more communication and stability support! Since social networking and online is REALLY BIG in this industry.


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 9:24 pm said:

To add.. Any chance to see if we can message PS3 users from our Computer on either PlayStation.com or on here the PlayStation Blog???


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+ soulreaver182 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm said:

I just want one question answered:

Will the 3g Vita have a monthly fee? Alot of people are speculating it will, but neither Sony or AT&T have come out with a straight answer.

Alot of people are lingering on their decision to get the 3g model due to this question.


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm said:

so why in the world does 360 and wii keep getting more features by update, but ps3 and psp LOSE features by update? We have not had ANY good feature at all, and the only added thing was health warnings, vita connectivity, and you advertising your ripoff PSplus on the whats new screen. IT REMOVED PSP REMOTE PLAY AND COPY SUPPORT TO PSP FROM MY SYSTEM. OH H*** NO! I USE THOSE FEATURES. BOTH OF THEM I WANT BACK NOW! OR I AM GOING AROUND SPAMMING PS3 FORUMS AND GAME FORUMS WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT THIS YET AGAIN USELESS UPDATE! STOP TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT ARE LISTED IN THE MANUAL AND ON THE BOX! IT WILL GET YOU IN SOME TROUBLE AS YOUR FALSE ADVERTISING. REMEMBER THE OTHER OS INCIDENT? I DO!


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on November 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm said:

Why can’t the updates release at the same time on the website as on the PS3? I hate turning on my PS3 asking for an update and then turn on my PC just to see that I can’t download the newest version. (I prefer downloading from my computer cause that way is faster and I can use the PS3 while it downloads)


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+ KejoKiller on November 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm said:

aw :( hoped that would change something in ps3 xmb or even improve the social tools like chat …. ps vita is nice but I want to see some changes in ps3 first :/


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+ Senjutsu_Dav on November 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm said:

Lame update for one that chances to 4.0…. I mean, this is SUPPOSED to be the 4th MAJOR update to grace the PS3, when nothing new on it but an app to manage the Vita for Japan… wow. Not that I like more my menues than my games, but come on, you need to show to your fans that you are actually doing something for them… What’s the use for us to post on the Playstation Share if you use NO FREAKING IDEAS FROM THE LIST… lame. If all games were multi-platform, I might consider M$, but since all good games are on the Playstation I can’t really do a move, sadly in a way.


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+ Winscar_Shinobi on November 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm said:

Half the stuff listed wasn’t even put in….. And yet YOU ADDED DUMB STUFF!

Come on Sony….. Do something right……


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:35 pm said:

WARNING WARNING WARNING!!!
DO NOT UPDATE THE PS3 TO THE NEW UPDATE 4.00! YOU LOSE REMOTE PLAY SUPPORT AND COPY SUPPORT FOR PS3 TO PSP! DO NOT UPDATE IF YOU USE THOSE FEATURES!!!


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+ gio911gio on November 29th, 2011 at 9:35 pm said:

ooo good {4.00} is aut oyea!!!!!


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+ GMFCO311 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:36 pm said:

I wish they would change how the XMB looks. It’s so outdated and ugly!


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+ KejoKiller on November 29th, 2011 at 9:37 pm said:

#ccrogers15 In my ps3 the option still there man you sure in yours it disappeared ?? They only added the option to register the ps vita systems now but psp still there


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

No the XMB is fine! Leave it! That is why we can create custom ones! Better than that AD filed XBOX360 GUI. Greatness from small beginnings.. How about Voice messaging first???


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm said:

Im more beyond mad as after this showed up, IGN is acting like a new XMB leaked…
If they change the XMB to that atrocious psvita operating system, i will smash my ps3.


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+ BlueNovaCrush on November 29th, 2011 at 9:42 pm said:

I went to the update just now on my PS3 it downloaded then started to install but everytime it installs 30% it Says Error 8002F157 (Yes i will contact support) :) 9:41 PM November 29th


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:43 pm said:

its because this horrible update is flawed. Users are having a number of issues. Me and a few others lost psp copy support and remote play, others cant access the friends… oh wow.


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+ neuropunk on November 29th, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

If I have already read the PS3 manual, why must I still see the startup splash screen? Why is there no option to get rid of it? Why after 5 years, must we really have to look at this godawful startup screen when we didn’t have it before?

Can we please please please just go back to either the PS1 or PS2 startup screen? We didn’t have to sit through a health warning screen for those.

Similar to how I don’t need messages reminding me to take breaks and go to sleep if I’m tired, etc. Oh and I don’t have epilepsy to my knowledge, so why am I forced to sit through those screens in games?

This health warning is very obtrusive and unwelcome. Not sure why I have to sit through that screen on MY PS3 that I purchased.

So, if I prove that I have read the entire PS3 manual, can you please please please disable this awful startup splash screen?


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+ Ryusennin on November 29th, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

Cross game chat? Google Chrome? YouTube HD?

Nope. British English support.

Worst “major” update ever.


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

also not to mention that new health warning popup is causing some issues for people i seen on another forum. It freezes for some on that screen. Oh dear lord..


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+ AfroSamurai07 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:46 pm said:

I am actually extremely disappointed with Sony and this update. I expected more from such a top notch company. I have stood by them time and time again when everyone of my 360 owning friends told me to just get an xbox. I continued to have faith in the ps3. Why would you release such a critical update (being 4.0), with crappy features. Why not just make it 3.9. Im really really dissappinted at how Xbox Live is so sexy compared to the staleness we Ps3 users get. Do i want the PS3 to be an Xbox 360? No, but I do want to be able to brag about my system and explain how nice and sleek, and cool the features are.

My aunt just bought me a 360 for my bday, I told her I wouldn’t play it much, because yeah, I am a true sony fan. Been that way since the ps1 days. But after signing on to live and checking it out, oh man, you can def see the progress of it compared to the PSN. Such a user friendly interface. I ask yet again, do i want the PS3 to be the 360.. no.. but I do want more than just security updates. Maybe it’s asking to much. Maybe they are willing to let down the countless users that have purchased this system.

Maybe Kevin Butler should give out free hugs :’(


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+ coconutshinobi on November 29th, 2011 at 9:46 pm said:

Downloading and installing right now.


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:47 pm said:

and more things, WHY cant we get a better internet browser… or AT LEAST a facebook and youtube app. The ONLY reason the PS3 internet browser is bad, is it dont support flash or java so it is really slow and dont work on 90% of sites… FIX IT SONY!


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:48 pm said:

Remember sony… “it only does everything”… FALSE ADVERTISING AGAIN AINT YOU?


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+ KidCommando on November 29th, 2011 at 9:49 pm said:

well,…that is uneventful.


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+ ablockkid21 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:50 pm said:

Oh really sony 4.0 lol… ps3 got the ice cream sandwich update early lol hopefully the tablet will get the update to ics next year

But love the new features for ps plus members and preparing for ps vita


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+ coconutshinobi on November 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm said:

With the launch of ps vita and development of ps4, Sony is not putting too much effort into ps3 now…


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 9:55 pm said:

COME ON PSPLUS USERS… STOP USING PSPLUS AND WAKE UP. ITS A SCAM. THE GAMES YOU GET FREE STAY WITH YOU TILL YOUR STUFF IS OVER… ITS A JOKE JOKE JOKE!

SONY! STOP GIVING JUNK UPDATES AND TREAT US NICE. YOU LET ME DOWN SO MUCH SINCE PS3 HAS BEEN OUT. REMOVING AND ADDING POINTLESS THINGS, NO APE ESCAPE 4, NO LOVE FOR REAL LOYAL SONY FANS BUT YOU HAVE PS PLUS WHICH IS STUPID AND UNFAIR AS WE PAID THE 600 OR 300 DOLLAR PRICE TAG TOO! COME ON SONY WAKE UP! THE 360 HAS A YOUTUBE APP, XFINITY APP, FACEBOOK APP, A NICE UI… PS3??? THE SAME OLD BULL.


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+ trapper12 on November 29th, 2011 at 10:01 pm said:

@209

The 3G Vita will have a monthly fee with AT&T. Don’t know the cost, but it will have it.


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+ ClinToN on November 29th, 2011 at 10:01 pm said:

NOT EVERYONE CARES ABOUT YOUR PETTY COMPLAINTS. Grow up.


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+ neuropunk on November 29th, 2011 at 10:01 pm said:

@ ccrogers15, PS+ has been very very worth it so far and got one year for $50 + 5 free months, and just purchased a one year subscription for $14. You get to keep everything else aside from the free games, so what is the problem? My subscription is good until November 2013 and that is plenty, plenty of time to finish those free games. For retail games, how often do you finish a game just for it to end up sitting collecting dust on your shelf anyway?


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 10:06 pm said:

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+ jose213jose on November 29th, 2011 at 10:11 pm said:

awesome update version 4.00, check out my youtube videos all at master4386 channel.

Peace Out (: :)


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 10:13 pm said:

Every time I update my PS3.. I always notice something different.. Are the Profile Boxes smaller???


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+ ClinToN on November 29th, 2011 at 10:15 pm said:

@Exalted_Knight I agree, that the blog is important for user-> scea communication but when the same couple of guys are copy and pasting their messages over and over, it’s really annoying.


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+ saiyanknight87 on November 29th, 2011 at 10:18 pm said:

I’m just thinking sony doesn’t care to listen to consumers at all but want to take all your money in a nut shell.


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+ Exalted_Knight on November 29th, 2011 at 10:18 pm said:

This is why we need a “Like button” for comments..


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+ dallow on November 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm said:

Why is there a health warning screen EVERYTIME I turn on my PS3 now?! C’mon!
And PSP features not working?


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+ spartan5585 on November 29th, 2011 at 10:23 pm said:

ok i luv u guys at sony i really do, im a die hard fan since psOne launch, but come on its time to update the xmb….purdy please!


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+ GIVEMEIT on November 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm said:

No.. Leave the XMB the same and nobody gets hurt!


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+ NeonReaver on November 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm said:

*Sigh* Guess I’ll have to wait another 5 years before we get the ability to turn off the display of friends coming and going, but leave on messages. Don’t care anything about the Vita.


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+ ccrogers15 on November 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm said:

@ClinToN

“Comments are the lifeblood of the PlayStation.Blog, and we encourage you to keep the conversation going in a relevant, constructive way. Remember: no swearing, fighting, or using the comments section of this blog to be “first!” Think about what you’re saying before you press “Submit.” If you’d like to talk about something off topic, click here for our Forums, or here to submit a new idea.”

I can and will express my opinion as i have. Get over it.


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+ RED_RAPTOR22 on November 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

I wish this was a XMB update and besides the updates they throw out are dumb, they need to make it where we can cross chat already make a new dashboard. For sake at least do something new, so you can have new customers come to PS3. I believe that if they did cross chat and XMB that Xbox would go down the drain. See sony if your a company that cares for customers and want to make money then listen to the people. Thats all I have to say later. Lame update by the way should of been 3.9.


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