Tag Archives: firmware
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 14:21 GMT
Sony has released a relatively minor, optional firmware update for the PlayStation 3, which brings the system up to version 4.31.
Mon, Feb 06, 2012 | 08:40 GMT
Sony’s will release on Wednesday Firmware 1.60 for PlayStation Vita in Japan, the first significant update to the handheld since its launch in Japan last December.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 03:24 BST
We just can’t get enough of the PlayStation Vita, and it’s still several months away from release. Aside from a couple of notable exceptions, every detail seems to make us want the handheld even more. Now, Sony has spoken up, admitting that there were some problems in the PS3 networking side of things, and promising that it’ll do better with Vita.
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 | 13:27 BST
You know that unconfirmed 360 Firmware Kinect upgrade? This is what it looks like when it starts up.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 | 17:53 GMT
Fri, Jan 08, 2010 | 22:24 GMT
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 05:43 GMT
Not to be outdone by the Xbox 360′s upcoming social media frenzy, Sony’s been doing a little super-poking around of its own. The result: PS3-powered Facebook updates.
If you so choose, the PS3 will soon be able to update your Facebook status each time you earn a Trophy or make a purchase on the PlayStation Store. It only does everything, so you don’t have to do anything. Ever.
The 3.10 update will also include a revamped XMB photo category, and an upgraded PSN friends list.
No concrete release date yet, but Sony’s saying “soon” for this one. There’s a video of the update in action after the break, courtesy of the US PlayStation Blog.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 05:34 BST
Update: It’s live. Make with the downloading.
Over on the PlayStation blog, PSN Operations Director Eric Lempel brings word that PSP firmware 6.10 is just about cooked through. No date yet, but it’s coming “soon.”
Along with a couple of music-centric features, the update adds bluetooth tethering, which allows you to sync your PSP with your cell phone and use it as a modem to connect to the Internet. No wi-fi? No problem.
That one’s not free, either, Sony. Royalties or we sue. We’re Langdelling this thing.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 10:57 BST
Microsoft’s put live a promised 360 firmware upgrade. Sign into Live now and you’ll be prompted to download it.
There were some reported issues with connecting to Live after applying the update, but these have now been resolved. More on that here.
The update’s a preparatory thing for Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm. No new features are included.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | 11:57 BST
The French site does have an image showing what update the PSP is running on, but other then that, there is no more info on that end.
Go catch whatever info there may be through the first link.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 23:10 BST
Do you constantly fret about keeping your PS3 up-to-date and purring like a Blu-Ray-compatible kitten? Well then, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ve got the rest of 2009 off, as PS3 firmware 3.0 is the last major update Sony’s doling out in 2009.
“This is a big and significant update, so you would be correct to assume that [it's the last major update for 2009],” said PlayStation Network operations director Eric Lempel to G4.
He did, however, note that the release of a few smaller updates throughout the remainder of 2009 is still a possibility.
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 07:37 BST
Sony’s Eric Lempel has told PC World that the XMB glitch the causes the battery meter to cover PS3′s clock is going to be fixed.
“I personally don’t like that either, and it’s something that’s definitely being corrected,” he said.
Thank gravy for that. Lempel added that the major update coming to PS3′s UI later this year “won’t be like what the rumors say”.
That’s right, Eric. Nothing like the rumours.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 10:34 BST
Microsoft, probably seething with rage at being left out of the console software update party this morning, has released a Firmware update for Xbox 360.
Don’t shit yourself just yet. It doesn’t do anything you’ll notice.
“This update addresses interruption issues that some Xbox Live users may have experienced when playing a limited number of Xbox 360 games,” said Nelson.
“There are no other changes or enhancements in this update. In other words no new features.”
Rubbish. Add text chat for 16 people Microsoft, eh? There’s a war going on, you know.
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 08:40 BST
This PlayStation Blog entry explains that PSP users who have a 8Gb or 16Gb Pro Duo Memory sticks are having problems downloading content from the new PSP store (issued in firmware 5.0) and thus firmware 5.01 will be winging its way to us in due course.
There. Long sentence I know, but I wanted to get it all in.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 | 20:09 BST
The PlayStation Blog is reporting that firmware 2.41 is now live. Sony’s Eric Lempel:
“Hi, everyone. As many of you know, we released PS3 firmware update v2.40 last week, but had to take it offline temporarily because, for a limited number of users, the XMB wouldn’t display after the update was installed. We’ve been able to fix the problem, and I’m happy to report that firmware update v2.41 will be released shortly.
We want to extend our apologies to the PlayStation community for any inconvenience. Now we’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone online and racking up those trophies!”
We’re grabbing it now. Thanks to everyone that sent this in!
By Mike Bowden
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 | 21:29 BST
What better way to enjoy a Sunday evening than by looking at some footage of how Sony’s XMB will work in-game.
The internets was in turmoil after videogaming247 broke the news that in-game XMB and Trophy support were coming in the next Firmware update: namely 2.4.
You might also notice in the video that whoever is using it has been rather naughty and has hacked his machine. We at VG247 do not of course condone such actions. In fact, we hope whoever does it burns in the hell-fire only Rick Perry can imagine.
Grab a coffee and hit the link below.
By Mike Bowden