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PS3 System Software Update v4.00 Coming This Week

Sony announced today that a new system software update will be released this week in preparation for the launch of the PlayStation Vita in Japan.  Update 4.00 "will prepare the PS3 to server 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." Sony explained on their official blog.

In addition to the changes being made in preparation for the PS Vita, PlayStation Plus members will be able to choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature; Game patches, System software, Recommended game and videos, Sync trophy information.

Lastly, the new update will add new PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages.

Overall, not a whole lot of new things are being added with the new system 4.00 update.  The general PS3 user reaction towards the update seems to be negative.

"The previous big number updates for PS3 were awesome. This? Not so much, the Vita isn’t even out in our region and won’t be until much later. I don’t get this pointless update. Whatever, at least the filtering privacy options will be put to good use," said one user in the comments.

"LMAO these firmware updates be lamer and lamer every time they post one," said another user.

Others seem to be disappointed with the overall lack of attention they are getting if they aren't PlayStation Plus members.

"Kinda disappointed that the only very few new features are only available to PS+ users.  We’ve all been waiting for Cross Game Chat, Online ID name change, etc. for years now and now that you’ve reached 4.0 they’re still not here."

Are you happy with the new features and improvements coming to the PlayStation 3?

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