A new firmware update is being finalized by Sony and it’s quite underwhelming.
A new PS3 firmware update is being prepared by Sony that will be a precursor to the PS Vita and pave the way for compatibility between the systems.
“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.”
There’s also some changes to PS Plus allowing the user more control over the features they want enabled or disabled.
PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature
Recommended games and videos
Sync trophy information
New PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages
As you can see, not the spirited update anyone expected for a base number update. This update is important to get the PlayStation Vita/PS3 integration off the ground so, while we can’t appreciate much of the changes now, we will in the near future.