PS3 (2.50) and PSP (5.00) Firmware Updates on their Way

by Rafael Hernandez on October 13, 2008 · 0 comments

Sony is plowing ahead with their insane update schedule for their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable gaming consoles both of which should be receiving updates “soon”. Sony’s PlayStation blog has all of the details but here’s a short preview:

PSP (v5.00) update

Let’s start with the v5.00 update for PSP. In this version, you’ll
notice the addition of the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB. You can
now sign up for PlayStation Network, manage your account and access
PlayStation Store directly from your PSP – meaning you can download
games directly to your PSP while connected via Wi-Fi. Getting games,
demos and trailers while on-the-go has never been easier! Check out the
screen below

PS3 (v2.50) update

  • Support for the PS3 Official Bluetooth Headset – we’ve told you about the upcoming Bluetooth Headset and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Bundle on the Blog.
    This latest firmware installment enables High-Quality (HQ) mode, which
    delivers clear and wide-band online voice chat. On top of that, an
    added on-screen indicator shows battery status, volume level and use of
    HQ mode.
  • PlayStation Trophies interface enhancements – I
    know that many of you are busy collecting trophies and raising your
    PlayStation Trophy level. This update makes sharing and comparing your
    trophies with your friends even easier. On 1st part of the profile page
    you’ll see a symbol under level that represents level and the actual
    percentage towards the next level along with the existing level meter.
    The level symbol carries over to the trophy comparison screen where you
    will now be able to see your level, your friend’s level and the
    percentage towards the next level for both users along with all of the
    game by game comparison information you see today.

Some extensive, and very much welcome, additions to both consoles.

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