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Despite being a seemingly large numbered update, the Firmware update v4.00 for the PlayStation 3 is rather underwhelming.
It’s primarily in preperation for the launch of the PlayStation Vita in Japan in a few weeks time, allowing the PS3 to serve as a content management device. Users will be able to copy games, music, photos and videos between their PS Vitas and PS3s, back up PS Vita saves files and update the system software for the PS Vita using the network features of the PS3.
There’s an update for PlayStation Plus members that allows you to enable or disable updates for: game patches, system software, recommended games and video, and to sync trophy information – rather than group them all under one heading.
A few new PSN privacy settings for filtering friend requests and messages will also be included.
when the update is released this week.
The update is now live.
Personally, I was expecting more from the big four-oh; a big new feature, a new look, something more than just getting the PS3 ready for Vita. Perhaps it’ll be in 4.01…