With the Launch of the PS Vita happening next month in Japan, it seems PlayStation have been working to get the PS3 ready to become a “content management device” for the Vita.
Which brings the announcement of firmware 4.00.
For those of you who will be buying a Vita, this update will enable you to:
- Copy your media (games, music, photos and videos) between both the PS3 and Vita
- Back up your Vita save data to your PS3
- Update your Vita via the network features or your PS3
For those of you with PS+ 4.00 will enable you to enable/disable individual updates. I.e.
- Game Patches
- System Software
- Recommended games and videos
- Trophy Syncing
And finally for those without PS+ or those who won’t be getting a Vita, you’ll be able to enjoy:
- New PSN privacy settings for filtering friend requests and messages.
The update will go live sometime during this week, and as always, we’ll keep you posted if we learn any more.
The update is available now. Users have come across some interesting ‘hidden’ features in addition to the above, the best of which we’ll collate and list below:
- There’s now a health warning screen when the console boots, and per-game warnings under ‘Info’
- There’s a PS Vita System Application Utility menu under the XMB
- You can delete the PS Vita’s System Backup from the XMB
- UK users will rejoice at the British English system language
We’ll add to this as reports come in, let us know if you find anything.