Firmware (v2.36) coming soon, (v2.40) to include trophies, in-game XMB

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A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles. We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.

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  • playstationalltheway

    Finally 2.4!!!!!!!!!!

  • Schitthammer

    Thanks for the update Eric, this is what most of us are waiting for!



  • kingxtreme81


    Thanks for touching on this. We’ve been hearing lots of rumors, so it’s nice to finally hear you talk about this.

    On behalf of the entire Playstation community, thank you.

    I can’t wait to hear more!

  • playstationalltheway


    When can we expect 2.4???

  • Thanks for the heads up, but how soon is ‘soon’?

  • finally, hury up Sony!

  • Raziel Dune

    HOLY CRAP! *explodes*

  • Excellent. Thanks for the info. I’ve got a 60GB AU PS3 from launch and have been extremely happy with the updates and support. Now if only my TV, amp and car got free updates…?

  • What’s the point of 2.36. Why not just go directly to 2.40

  • I have to say, I’ve been watching this blog for awhile now, and it’s good to see that Eric actually responds to the requests made here. So many forums are all hype and speculation with pointless opinions and rants. Really looking forward to “Firm” dates and the upcoming firmware release of 2.40. Thanks for making an official post Erin.

  • Goodfella2487

    YES! I love you Sony!

  • Glad this is finally official. Really looking forward to the new features!

  • I ment Eric :)

  • AWESOME!!!!!!

  • YES!!!! FINALLY!!!! Awesome! ….but how far away is 2.36? and how much farther away is 2.40….. We have to get one before the other… I guess the real anticipation will begin after 2.36… ( and now we wait…)

  • Confirmed at last! Thanks a lot.

    Can’t wait to work this trophy system and in-game XMB.

    Will all games support the trophy system?

  • un-discovered

    WOOHOO! Details!Details!Details

  • Thank you, Official statements help squash rumors! Now I know you guys don’t like to give out official dates for firmware. “With it comes out when its ready policy” which i tottaly agree with. Just… can we expect it by the end of june?

  • Better late than never! =)

  • Finally, people can finally stop complaining in every single post about it.

    But watch the people that were complaining for so long about it will start to praise Sony saying they are the best and so on…

    Got to love the internet…

    Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

  • BulletToothTony

    Can you please give us an idea of when is 2.4 coming… it’s extremely annoying hearing about this over and over again on the net…

    And have to idea of when is coming…

    Any idea??

  • neo_bahamut

    Great! Thanks for the update

  • Thanks God and thanks Eric for the confirmation its about time now i cant wait!!!

  • Seri@lkiller

    nice job
    thanks for keeping us updated.
    Even tho its nothing big like details
    its nice to see something official
    hope this trend is going to continue
    keep up the good work

  • Soon when?
    And improve system stability on which games?


  • How long before people find something else to complain about>

  • THANK YOU ERIC!! See, this is what I wanted to hear. Progress. Excellent news! The only remaining question is when is 2.4 actually going to hit. Just give us a general timeframe, Eric. 2 weeks? A month? 2 months? Come on, man; ballpark me.

  • Will it come out this month? Oh well good to here from the psn guy that this confirmed. MGS4!!

  • I Love You wow this is announced like a couple hours after my rant did someone listen or is it coincidence?

  • Woohoo! About time.

  • Yeah , im glad for two reason:
    1- a truly great update
    2- Finally those tedious comments of
    ‘i want ingame xmb’, will be over
    im wonder for what reason they will start to cry now…

  • Hooray!!!

  • I don’t understand why we don’t get 2.40 now seriously.

  • Oh yeah. That’s the good [DELETED] right there.

  • Dubbedinenglish

    Exciting news. Can’t wait to see it in action.


  • How soon are we talking?
    this month soon?
    or don’t hold your breath soon…..

  • Mana Knight

    Awesome news. I knew it was coming if we were patient enough, which I was. Thanks a lot Eric.

  • TheApprentice



  • I love you Sony

  • @iorkara

    Because it isn’t ready? We’ve all seen leaks, but maybe Sony doesn’t think it is up to standard, or found some bugs

  • Wow, that’s the only complaint I’ve had about the PS3. Give us in-game XMB and we’ll be set.

  • OMG its real can we have the details and a video as early as possible please :)

  • Confirmation is a blessing Sony!!! Thanks so much. I’m not gonna ask when, It’ll be a surprise. :)

  • I could care less about in game xmb, other than me wanting to access my display settings for 1080p games. Keep your xmb, Sony. I want games to use it with. You keep cutting them all, though.

    Less time on ps2, psp and Singstar and copying motion control tech from Craptendo and more time doing what you should’ve done in the offset. Make sure the ps3 had the games to back up your claims.

    Nuff said.

  • OMFG!!


  • Guess v2.4 will be released on the day of Sony’s E3 press conference.

  • DankandSticky

    So it is guaranteed… Jeff could you please tell us whether 2.36 is coming this week…

    and obviously were all just salivating at when it will really happen… im more excited for trophies i think…

  • TheApprentice


    Why does 2.36 have to come first :( :( :(

    Just release 2.4 :(

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