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PS3 Update 4.0 Features You May Not Know About

Yesterday, Sony released the PS3 SYstem Software Update version 4.00.  While the update primarily focused on preparing the PlayStation 3 for the upcoming launch of the PlayStation Vita in Japan, the overall feelings and impressions from fans are disappointment.  The disappointment noted on the official PlayStation blog seems to stem from a lack of truly great features one would expect with an update as significant as 4.00.  There's just something about that double 0 at the end that makes fans want more.

Sony noted the changes to take effect with this new update also 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

However, thanks to Just Push Start, we have actually found out that the recently released software update 4.00 actually does more than "prepare the PlayStation 3 to serve as a content management device".  They have uncovered some of the unannounced features found in the 4.00 update.

  • Delete PS VIta System's Backup Files
    • If you choose to store your PlayStation Vita data on the PS3, you will now be able to delete the backup data by going to the System Settings
  • Easy Access to PlayStation Plus from the XMB
    • A new PlayStation Plus Icon on the XMB allows easy access to the PlayStation Store.
  • Privacy Settings Added
    • Privacy is important.  The new update provides more privacy for users by allowing you to choose whether or not you want to receive a friend request or friend message from someone you don't know.  Your settings also affect your profile on the PS VIta
  • Health Warning
    • This one was probably for Sony's own safety.  Now when the PS3 logo shows up, expect to see a short Health Warning.
  • Remote Play Settings on the VIta
    • If you have a PSP you might already be aware of the Remote Play feature.  Now the PS Vita can do it also.  This can be access on the Remote Play Settings
  • PS VIta System Application Utility
    • If you buy PS Vita applications on the PlayStation Store a new folder on the XMB unde the Game Menu will be available.
  • UK English Language Support
    • UK English language is now an available option to choose from under the menu.

What are your thoughts with the new system software update 4.00?

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