PS3 Firmware Update 4.00 now live

November 30, 2011 in NEWS, PS3

Playstation Network has released mandatory firmware update version 4.00. It is a quick download; however, it takes about 3-5 minutes for it to install. It looks to be mostly “Vita” oriented. More details below.

What you’ll see during download:
Support has been added to integrate with the PlayStation Vita system:
. Receive messages sent using the Group Messaging feature of the PS Vita system
. share content from PS3 and PS Vita systems
. Back up various types of files saved on a PS Vita system


Listed below is from Eric Lempel (VP, Sony Network Entertainment) via PSN Blog:

“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”


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