Topics: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Blu-ray Disc Pages: 5 (1191 words) Published: December 3, 2013
PlayStation 3 system software

The PlayStation 3 system software is the updatable firmware and operating system of the PlayStation 3. The process of updating is almost identical to that of the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. The software may be updated by downloading the update directly on the PlayStation 3, downloading it from the user's local Official PlayStation website to a PC and using a USB storage device to transfer it to the PlayStation 3, or installing the update from game discs containing update data. The native operating system of the PlayStation 3 is CellOS, which is believed to be a branch from the FreeBSD project.[2] The 3D computer graphics API software used in the PlayStation 3 is LibGCM and PSGL, based on OpenGL ES and Nvidia's Cg. The PlayStation 3 uses the XrossMediaBar (XMB) as its graphical user interface. The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00. The current version of the software, 4.46, was made available on June 27, 2013. It is supposed to solve the problems reported with the previous version 4.45.

Details of updates

Version 4
Release date (UTC)
June 27, 2013
Network changes
Improved trophy notifications.
System changes
Fixed the problem introduced with version 4.45. (If the XMB Menu is not displayed, you must perform the update by starting the system in Safe Mode. Visit faq.en.playstation.com to find out how.) 4.45

June 18, 2013
Withdrawn, June 19, 2013
Network changes
Improved trophy notifications.
System changes
System stability has been improved.
April 24, 2013
System changes
System stability has been improved.
March 20, 2013
System changes
Added support for the Sony RC-S380 (PaSoRi) NFC contactless IC cards reader. The wireless stereo headset (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0086) and the stereo headset (CECHYA-0088) now support PlayStation 2 Classics that have been downloaded from PlayStation Store. Users can purchase content from the online store and have it download automatically to their PlayStation 3. System stability has been improved.

Blocked the use of Proxy Servers to prevent the use of patch blocker programs and patch bypass exploits. Game changes
Issues with some games have been fixed, especially control lag for backwards compatibility to a certain degree. You can now view trophies by original game or add-on when viewing offline trophy mode when in a game. Media changes

[Closed Captions] has been added as a feature under [Video Settings]. 4.31
October 29, 2012
System changes
System stability has been improved.
Game changes
Issues with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD have been fixed. Allows users to download the PS Vita version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from the disc. 4.30
October 23, 2012
Network changes
Trophies have been moved to the [PlayStation Network] category. Trophies earned on the PS Vita system can now be seen on PlayStation 3. [Life with PlayStation] is no longer available for download in conjunction with the end of theFolding@home service for the PlayStation 3. However, it will still operate until November 2012 if already present on the system. [Trophy Collection] has been split into two modes.

[Online Mode] displays the trophies currently synchronized to the server, including trophies earned on PS Vita. [Offline Mode] displays the trophies currently saved on the user's system, excluding trophies earned on PS Vita. 'Owner', which is shown in the options menu of purchased content has been changed to 'Buyer'. Allows trophies to be sorted by [All] or [Core Game/Add-On] under [Group Content] by games that support it. Game changes

[SingStar] is now available under the [Game] category for all European countries as well as Australia, New Zealand and The Middle East. 4.25
September 12, 2012
System changes
The online saved data storage for PlayStation Plus members has been increased to 1 GB. Improves...
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