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PSP Firmware (v5.50) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network

Hi everyone, the next system software update (v5.50) for PSP (PlayStation Portable) will be available soon, and I wanted to provide you all with a preview of some of the key features.

The firmware update will introduce an Information Board on the PSP system’s XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface. Those of you who have a PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) may be familiar with this feature, which displays news and updates from the world of PlayStation in a scrolling ticker in the upper right-hand corner of your TV screen. Now you’ll be able to read up-to-date information about upcoming games, new content available on PlayStation Store, and other news right on your PSP whenever you’re at a wireless Internet hotspot.

In addition, we’ll be adding a few more enhancements with the 5.50 update:

  • Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.
  • Internet search for games directly from the XMB – You’ll be able to easily search the Internet for information about your PSP games. Select the icon for the game, hit the Triangle button, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title. This feature was added to PS3 with the recent 2.70 update.
  • Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
    1. Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
      Trend Micro Kids’ Safety uses URL filtering technology to prevent children from accessing Web sites that feature inappropriate content.

We look forward to reading your feedback.

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dm_wiles said:

April 25th, 9:59 am

Could we have widgets on the psp please

fireburn528 said:

April 25th, 11:35 am

Hehe, installing right now!

slavano said:

April 25th, 2:24 pm

playstation should come out with a firmware that people can record with the mic.

luiseo12 said:

April 25th, 4:28 pm

I was waiting for this update

Minidouglas89 said:

April 25th, 10:09 pm

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if all the info on an upcoming PSP this year are just rumours or if they are actually true? Thanks

LookingForKids said:

April 26th, 2:43 pm

PSP needs friends list like the ps3 ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

infinitypark002 said:

April 27th, 2:47 am

Can the Subfolder feature work on the PSP Fat? Because i installed 5.50 on my PSP FAT. Please can someone help?

infinitypark002 said:

April 27th, 2:47 am

How do i make it work? Subfolder feature.

MohammedIbrahim said:

April 27th, 9:58 am

how do u put the new software of the psp on ur psp

RikuSpirit said:

April 27th, 3:09 pm

where’s the freaking gps dang it? we don’t want your lame *ss updates, only a fraction of it is good, the rest is just pathetic. “safer kid browsing”? seriously?.. and remove the damn memory limitation when using the internet browser!

RikuSpirit said:

April 27th, 3:12 pm

and don’t give me no damn smiley face with my post, I’m not happy >=[

LookingForKids said:

May 2nd, 1:27 pm

wheres the friends list feature ???? come on eric make real features not things we dont need wtf/??

skexsis said:

May 3rd, 6:34 pm

Where the HECK is the Go!Video and Go!Explore for the PSP?! I have been waiting for the video camera and the GPS for the PSP and have not seen or heard anything about it since it’s launch in Europe. That is why I bought the thing. Games and Movies selection is getting too weak for me.

LookingForKids said:

May 5th, 12:37 pm

why does it say that my playstation account is suspended ???????help>>>….>>>>>. what did you do sony]]]]]] Eric help

LookingForKids said:

May 5th, 12:53 pm

noooooooo why would my account get suspended just because of my name ?????????? my name is just for a joke i’m not a pedo if i was a pedo i wouldn’t have that as my name /????/

RichardCo187 said:

May 7th, 5:08 pm

I’ve downloaded it today, Hope the new update gives you friends

IcEcReAm_KiLleR said:

May 14th, 5:45 pm

make the psp able 2 watch videos on the bowers like youtube PLEASE

louis_one said:

June 29th, 3:25 pm

exploit founded on need for speed and monster hunter who can load a modified 5.03gen-a for hen, byebye 5.50 hello 5.51… xD

louis_one said:

June 29th, 3:27 pm

vive le 5.50gen-b!

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