Playstation 3’s 4.00 Firmware Update Goes Live

If your Playstation 3 is connected to the internet, you’ll be prompted for the brand new 4.00 firmware update for your console.  The firmware update is actually being launched in preparation for the launch of the Playstation Vita in Japan this week, but it still includes a few nice features for those of us elsewhere.

Below, Sony has detailed a few different ways that the update is going to change your system.

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

The patch has officially gone live, and is now available to all Playstation 3 consoles that are connected to the internet.  What do you think about the most recent firmware update?  If you need to download the update, and your console is not connected to the internet, you can use this page to download the update.

Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or sound off in our forums!

When not writing for the site, you can find Dougie on Xbox Live & Playstation Network (Gamertag: AirUpThere06). He plays just about everything, but loves a good shooter with a great multiplayer experience.