Sony has added new features to the PlayStation 3 (PS3)
system via firmware update including the PlayStation Plus
subscription, enhancements to the connection between your
PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and more.
Additionally, Sony launched 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.
Highlights from PS3 firmware update (v3.40) include:
- PlayStation Plus: PlayStation Network users will be able
to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus; a new
subscription service on the PlayStation Network that
provides users with new options to expand and enhance their
gaming experience and enable them to gain an exclusive set
of features and content. PlayStation Network users will
continue to have free access to PlayStation Network?s
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 users to upload, browse and comment on photos on
Facebook and Picasa Web Album. Users can also opt to share
their photos between their 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 users 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
- Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System
Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing users with
additional power save options and further improving power
save features on the PS3 system.
In addition to the latest features introduced in PS3 system
software update (v3.40), a separate, new PlayStation
Network application on Facebook.com is made available
. This builds upon what
was previously launched with Trophies and the ability to
publish purchases from the PlayStation Store. Now users can
further integrate their PlayStation Network and Facebook
accounts with this new application. The application allows
users to display their PlayStation Network profile on their
Facebook account, find out which of their Facebook friends
have a PSN account and send them a PlayStation Network
friend request, view their PSN friends? online status and
add the PlayStation Network application tab to their
Facebook user profile.
For more details and instructions on how to update the
system software for the PS3 and PSP systems, visit http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/Sys