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PS3 System Software Update (v3.70) – list of changes, no ETA

Hello guys and girls, today we can confirm that a new system software update is headed to the PlayStation 3, sadly none of the four killer features we spoke about yesterday are on the way, however the update does bring some pretty desirable enhancements. Update: We have heard the update is now live, has it arrived in your region?

When the update goes live it will bring your PS3 to firmware version v3.70, once installed you will be use Automatic Update to automatically turn your console on to download the latest game patches, not only this but you will be able to set games to auto-upload game save data. Whenever the Auto Download function kicks in we are told that Trophies will automatically sync as well.

The firmware update will also bring another social-centric advance to the PS3, once you have it installed you will be able to share PlayStation Store recommendations with your PSN friends, this will allow you to easily link people to games etc which you love, this will also help to promote the many PSN offerings.

You have probably noticed that over the years the TV / Video services which are available on PS3 have increased, well Sony has noticed this and the update will bring a new category to the XMB which is aptly called “TV/Video Services” Within this category you will be able to access things such a s Hulu PLUS, Netflix and VUDU. In this category there will be a subcategory called “My Channels” where you will have quick access to your downloaded apps.

For those of you who use your PS3 as a 3D Blu-ray player we can confirm that the update will bring two enhancements to this particular function, once the update has been installed you will have 3D support when accessing Java-based special features on Blu-Ray, also lossless audio will be supported. Finally while we are talking about 3D we must tell you that 3D digital photos in MPO format will be viewable in 3D via the XMB and Photo Gallery app once the update arrives.

With so much great news regarding the update we bet you can’t wait for it to become available, sadly we only know that it is coming soon (it may have already arrived), therefore we will have to keep you posted as we hear more. You can find out more detailed information over at the PlayStation Blog.

Which of the new features / enhancements are you looking forward to the most?

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