PS3 System Software Update v.4.00 Coming this Week

By: General Press
 

A new system software update (v4.00) has now been released. Full details after the jump.

 

 

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

 

Here is the download link. Note the region:

And here are the directions:
Update using a PC Required items
  • PLAYSTATION®3 system
  • A wireless controller
  • A USB cable
  • A PC with Internet access
  • Storage media (Memory Stick™, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash®)* or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive
    (At least 130 MB of free space required)
    * An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

Update data download procedure

  1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
    Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
  2. Download the update data and save it in the “UPDATE” folder created in step 1.

NoticeBe sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.

  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.

Update procedure Notices

  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During an update, the power button on the system front and PS button of the controller are inactive.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select Settings Icon (Settings) > System Update Icon (System Update), and then press the button.
  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.
    The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.
  4. Start the update data.
    Press the button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  5. Confirm that the update was successful.
    After the update has been completed, go to Settings Icon (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

HintYou can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has been successfully completed.

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