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Sony has already issued new firmware for PS3s, to fix security issues and enable a password change following the PlayStation Network megahack. But those measures leave out a few dozen million affected devices: PSP systems. Oh yeah, those do also connect to PSN! PSP firmware 6.39 is now available...

May 24th 2011 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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Trying to log on to the PlayStation Network today? You'll be prompted with yet another mandatory firmware update. According to the PlayStation.Blog, the big new feature added to firmware 3.41 is a new "You May Like" section to the PlayStation Store. And ... that's about it, apparently. Some commen...

July 27th 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Firmware version 6.3 is out and as Fist Full of Potions points out, something's rotten in Denmark -- or very sweet, depending on how you feel about Japanese consoles of yesteryear. The update allows you to "group content" by putting your games into specific folders corresponding to platform, but al...

June 29th 2010 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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Not to be overshadowed by its bigger brother, a new PSP firmware has gone live tonight. Update 6.20 adds the ability to export video and photo playlists from an updated version of Media Go. However, the biggest addition to this update is the PlayStation Network Digital Comics Reader in a new "Extra...

November 18th 2009 at 11:50pm 0 Comments
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Version 6.10 of Sony's handheld's firmware announced earlier this evening is now ready for download. Hit the System Update option from the Settings section of your XMB, download, install and let us know what you think of the "mood music" SensMe whips up from your song library. Much to our disappoin...

September 30th 2009 at 11:38pm 0 Comments
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PlayStation Network's Eric Lempel has just announced via the PlayStation Blog that PSP firmware version 6.10 -- which he dubs "a big update" -- will be available soon. The update will add a new feature, SensMe, to the system's XMB. This music player, announced at E3, can be used to generate playli...

September 30th 2009 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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PSP Firmware 6.00 is now available for those adventurous enough to click on Network Update from the XMB. The changelog, copied in full below, may look rather uninspiring at first: Games can now be grouped and displayed in folders based on their expire date under [Game]. Under [Settings], [...

September 10th 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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We can't say we agree with Sony's countless efforts to thwart piracy via PSP firmware updates; in fact, the whole thing seems like kind of a waste of energy. But today, let's just take a moment to celebrate its struggle, for Sony has, with firmware 5.50, won! Sceners.org says the update "has the en...

April 22nd 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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PSP is slowly adopting more and more features of the PS3. With firmware update 5.50, PSP will add "Information Board" to the XMB (PS3 version pictured above). This feature will allow PSP owners to quickly access news bits from Sony about new additions to the PlayStation Store.In addition, the firmw...

April 20th 2009 at 11:40am 0 Comments
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The latest PSP firmware update -- dubbed version 5.03 -- should be making its way onto your portable pal soon. According to Sony's blog, the update "improves system software stability during use of some features" and continues the trend of ambiguously altering unspecified thingies.More specific are...

January 20th 2009 at 12:10pm 0 Comments
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The UK's semi-official PlayStation blog, ThreeSpeech, has published a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe press release on PS3 firmware 2.5 and PSP firmware 5.0, which includes the line: "Both system software updates will be released on 15th October." Hey, that's ... tomorrow!The Oct. 15 date is als...

October 14th 2008 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Sony today announced the specifics of its forthcoming PS3 and PSP system updates, which will introduce a number of convenience features on the console front and (most notably) the PS Store on its handheld platform. We got an early look at what you can expect from the new firmware, which, although n...

October 13th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments