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Firmware 3.40 Dated

Same day as PlayStation Plus.

We knew it was imminent. Now we know exactly when to expect it.  Buried in the notes at the foot of the Sony press release (yes, I have been reading lots of those recently in an effort to feed your voracious minds) for PlayStation Plus is the release date for firmware 3.40.

So there you have it.  Firmware 3.40 is scheduled to hit on 29th June, the same day PlayStation Plus launches.  Makes sense really.

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  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Will there be any other features in the FW? Cross-game chat perhaps?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:34.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Other features – more than likely
      Cross game chat – I doubt it.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:37.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        what other features are you after? i would like to group friends, still cant believe we cant do that.

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 09:38.
      • Ricknederland
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        Steam is coming to the PS3 so there will probably be cross game chat

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 15:47.
    • Jas-n
      Since: Aug 2008

      I’m hoping for 3D Blu-ray, don’t want to wait till September

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:38.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        You and your bloody 3D!!! ;)

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:45.
      • YOURMUMANDME
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Is your real name Bubba Ray or D-Von by any chance ? ha ha ;)

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:36.
    • Danza Di Fuoco
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Fix to the internet, whatever what they changed affected the cookies meaning I can’t stay logged in on various sites especially this one….

      Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 01:16.
  2. ericzap
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I wonder if any surprises are in store…

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:34.
    • gurglesletch
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Probably. A FW for just for PSN plus would be strange.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:55.
      • ericzap
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Yeah, especially because it’s a round number, not like 3.34

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 06:10.
  3. Willzay
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I know the 29th will come, i’ll get all excited for playstation plus, try and upgrade and i’ll be told to update my firmware and the long wait will cause be to give up completely. I still don’t understand why ps3 updates are like 100′s of mb and 360 ones take seconds?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:35.
    • Jetpaq
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Just the way it is I guess. Remember Microsoft are a software company, so building an OS that works fast and has all the features we would like, should come easy to them. Same with Sony being a hardware company and building decent bits of kit.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:14.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        “OS that works fast and has all the features we would like”
        when did this happen? o_O

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 07:43.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        @hazelam – It happened for me as soon i took my computer out a box with a big Apple logo on it! haha

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 09:14.
      • Jetpaq
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        LOL Yeah, perhaps not Windows. I meant the Xbox 360 OS is pretty decent and does everything quick ie: Updates/downloads etc, because Microsoft are predominantly a software company. That was my point really. Mac OS ftw.

        Comment posted on 18/06/2010 at 13:56.
    • sully1311
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      simple. PS3 updates include the all the previous update. thats why the size increases with each one. With 360 updates, they are just patches, literally, and do not contain previous software updates

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:33.
      • retro_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Sorry Sully but you are wrong. What we download each time is a snapshot of the latest OS build, not just a patch. Also, the OS is decreasing in size (adept very slowly) not increasing, this free’s up memory to the devs, something that gets announced in the news from time to time.

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 11:34.
  4. mynameisblair
    hisnameisblair
    Since: May 2009

    Can’t wait – the future of PSN is here.

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:39.
  5. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    It should be atleast a day early incase there are problems

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:47.
  6. Pajspaj
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    29th? Birthday pressie to myself methinks!

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:48.
  7. Kronik76
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    What does point 4 say? Most of it has been cut off… any trophies earned during the trial will what?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:53.
    • ii3illy
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      “4. Users will continue to enjoy games with previously saved data. Any trophies earned during the trial will
      also be unlocked.” – I got that by clicking on the link in the article above.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:55.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        Thank you for not being too lazy to use the link. :)

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 22:58.
      • Kronik76
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I’m so sorry, I didn’t realise it was a link at the time. I will try extremely hard in future to be less lazy.

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 10:11.
  8. Winkle
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    That’s funny coz I saw on another site it was the 22nd that 3.40 went live so where did you get this info from?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:06.
    • ii3illy
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      “Buried in the notes at the foot of the Sony press release..” I found the answer to your question contained in the article above….

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:19.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Yeah I saw the 22nd mentioned elsewhere too, with the Press Release quoted as source.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:53.
      • ii3illy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Well guys you’re in for a treat – Greg hasn’t just quoted the source, he has provided us all with a link to the actual source. Try clicking it and scrolling down to the bottom of the 3rd page and reading it yourself. Happy days.

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:59.
  9. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    If the browser cookies are fixed i’ll be very happy.

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:25.
  10. Dirkpitt39
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Bzztt, wrong… 22nd June…

    Usual rubbish reporting from SixthAxis…

    http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/news/pressDetail/159160

    DIRECT from SONY…

    ” PlayStation users can purchase PlayStation Plus membership through PlayStation Store on PS3 only. Users need to install PS3 system software version 3.40, which will be released on June 22nd, to enjoy PlayStation Plus.”

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 23:55.
    • ii3illy
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Also DIRECT from SONY:
      http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/100616ee.pdf

      Seems to be some sort of CONFUSION here.

      Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 00:03.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      Quite aside from the fact that there’s no need to behave like a douche. We quote our sources and portrayed the information accurately. We then put it accross in a professional manner.
      There seems to be two press releases from Sony with conflicting dates on them. So that’s information coming from Sony which is unclear, not anything to do with the, exceptionally high, standard of reporting at TheSixthAxis.
      I would suggest that if you think our reporting is “rubbish” then you refrain from using us as a source for news. Like Thumper’s Father told him: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.
      Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGt9jAkWie4

      Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 00:50.
    • Danza Di Fuoco
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      W-wait rubbish bored affected commenting that isn’t from me?
      *Shocked*

      Bad end HAHAAA!

      Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 01:20.
    • BrendanCalls
      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
      Since: Forever

      Bzztt, Wrong… 29th June…
      Funny to see that you’ve called TheSixthAxis out as being wrong yet your link also states 29th, maybe do a bit more research before you call out people who actually know the industry instead just reading about it like you clearly just do.

      Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 08:44.
      • ii3illy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Well spotted. DirkPitt’s link definitely had the 22nd as the date yesterday evening so someone in Sony has changed it to the 29th to tie in with the press release.

        Comment posted on 17/06/2010 at 10:31.

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