PlayStation 3 firmware 4.00 due this week

Wednesday, 30th November 2011 01:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has announced the imminent arrival of the latest major update to the PlayStation 3′s firmware, version 4.00.

As detailed on the PS Blog, the new firmware prepares the console for the arrival of the Vita, with which it shares a number of cross-platform features. Users will be able transfer games, music and photos between the devices, back up Vita data, and allow those without WiFi or 3G to grab Vita system updates. The Vita goes on sale in Japan in mid-December.

Otherwise, the major announced change is to the automatic update feature accessible to PS Plus subscribers. Users will now be able to choose which data is included in the nightly sync operation.

Interestingly, the update will also add new settings for filtering friend requests and messages, which may explain rumours of an overhauled PSN.

No more exact dating has been provided.




  1. Gama_888

    Come onnn Sony, Overhaul psn.
    I get along fine with the Xmb but change is always nice :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. 2EX08

    (Well, at least here in the states it is.)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Apparently…this now shows up on every boot up.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Yeah its already out in the States. My PS3 tells me there is an update ready.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. monu-mental

    Guys it’s now live in the U.S.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. osric90

    So does it have PS2 backwards?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    No and nor will it ever be. Its something you can emulate through software on a PS3.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. xino

    something to do with Vita working with PS3,

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ianos

    It’s live now in the UK.

    Has a language option for English (UK) now, apparently. WOW.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. sg1974

    If this justifies a new number, what does introducing a good feature that people want get?

    #10 3 years ago

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