PS3 system software update v.4.50 coming later today

Sony has confirmed that the next system software update for PlayStation 3, version 4.50, will be available later today.

"We’ve added some great features and improvements to make downloading system updates and Web Store purchases more convenient for all PSN users," Sony Network VP Eric Lempel said. "In addition, we’ve made it easier to move games, movies and other content from your PS3 to PS Vita with wi-fi data transfer."

Check out the change-log below:

  • Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.
  • Auto download support of purchases made on the Web Store will be made available to all PSN users.
  • New options for trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.
  • Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using wi-fi and ethernet connection.

Sony explained the auto download system in greater length:

With the auto download features for system updates and SEN online store purchases, you can set a two hour time interval for your PS3 to turn on from standby mode and check for updates as well as content to be automatically downloaded. Any purchases made in the SEN online store before your designated time will automatically start downloading during that interval. For example, if your Automatic Update time is set for 10AM-12PM, and you purchase a game while you’re away from your PS3 via the SEN online store (at work or school via PC or maybe on your daily commute via iOS or Android) at 9:30AM, the content you purchased will start downloading while you’re away.  This adds convenience and will help you get into your games quicker, so you can start playing when you return home.  You can find the new settings on the XMB under  [Settings] > [System Settings] > [Automatic Update].

We'll be sure to let you know when the update goes live.