Sony PS3 Software Update 4.00 Now Available For Download
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 is now upgradeable to a new version called PS3 software update 4.00 that will give users access to plenty of new features and support for the upcoming PS Vita. According to the company, this new update brings the ability to copy / paste data between the PS3 and the PS Vita so you will have access to your games, songs, videos, and pics on your portable gaming device as well without having to do something extra.
Sony added that you can back-up your PS Vita on the PS3 HDD in order to make sure that your data is safe if something goes wrong with your gaming handheld. PS3 firmware 4.00 update will allow you to upgrade your PS Vita through your PlayStation 3 whenever a new firmware is available so if you’re planning to buy one of these portable gaming devices, then we suggest you immediately install it.
The PS3 software update 4.00 changelog also includes a new feature for PlayStation Plus members who will now be able to disable automatic updates for game patches, recommended content, trophy sync, and system software update. If you don’t want to upgrade, then you won’t have to – at least for a while. Sony also said that there are new privacy settings for PSN friend requests and the new settings are pretty decent.
Well, it seems like this isn’t such a major upgrade after all considering the fact that only PS Plus users will get most of the features, while the others are destined for PS Vita users. Many users have spoken on Facebook and Twitter saying that this is not fair at all, especially considering what happened earlier this year when hackers have managed to break into Sony’s servers and they’ve stolen all account details, email addresses, credit card details, etc.
On the other hand, let’s focus on the positive things as the PS Vita release date is December 17th in Japan, and the North American and European markets will get the portable gaming device on February 22nd next year. Such things are very common among Asian companies like Nintendo which first released the 3DS in Japan, and then in the EU and NA.
The PS Vita features a quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 512MB RAM, 128MB VRAM, 5-inch OLED touchscreen at 960 x 544 resolution, a touchpad on the back, six-axis motion sensing technology, 3-axis electronic compass, D-Pad, 12 buttons, a pair of cameras on the back and in the front, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, and a battery that should last up to 5 hours of gaming.