PS3 Firmware Update 4.00


Getting ready for the Vita Japanese release? Well, The new PS3 software update was released yesterday to get your PS3 ready for the arrival of the PS Vita. According to the official PlayStation blog, “update (v4.00) will prepare your PS3 to serve as a content management device”. That basically means that you will be able to save all your digital content (music, movies, saved data, games …) between your PS3 and the PS Vita. You will also be able to update your Vita using the PS3 network. Although the main theme for this update is introducing the PS Vita management system to your PS3, but there will be some other features (mainly for PlayStation Plus members) installed in the process, as after the update PS+ members will be able to choose to enable of disable each of the previous (v3.72) automatic update features (game patches, software update, Sync trophies …). There will be also a “new PlayStation Network setting for filtering friend requests and messages” for all users.

For more information, tips on installation or questions regarding the new software update, visit this link.


Written by: Cheeto - News Contributor


  1. #1 by RazielBR on December 1st, 2011 [ 1582 Points ]

    On the side of “great news” Brazilian Portuguese is now a possible language on the selection. BUT we remain without pt-br standart keyboards

  2. #2 by Isli on December 1st, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    Has the notification when you download an update that tells you specifically what it is changing always been there? I updated last night and there was a nice short page with 4 or 5 bullets after the update stating the main features. I’ve never noticed it before.

  3. #3 by Cheeto on December 1st, 2011 [ 29099 Points ]

    Has the notification when you download an update that tells you specifically what it is changing always been there?I updated last night and there was a nice short page with 4 or 5 bullets after the update stating the main features.I’ve never noticed it before.

    I usually set mine to update at night when I am sleeping, I get that message also, but I think its part of the PS+ auto update feature. pretty nifty lol

  4. #4 by wolfkin on December 1st, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    worst update every.. I was in the middle of upgrading my HD when this went live.. or rather just before..so like a dope I upgraded. Then my new HD wouldn’t read (a fairly common problem noone talks about) the solution is to do (as the instructions tell you) and copy the firmware to a flash drive and then push start/select. Only problem is my PS3 was at 4.00 and the website only had 3.72 so I spent 5-6 hours trying to upgrade my HD only to have to give up until tomorrow when I could get the proper firmware. INSANELY frustrating, but it’s pretty much past me now and i’m downloading everything all over again.

    There will be also a “new PlayStation Network setting for filtering friend requests and messages” for all users

    anyone know what this is yet?

  5. #5 by Kane112 on December 1st, 2011 [ 33422 Points ]

    bah nothing too good

  6. #6 by mowmow on December 1st, 2011 [ 11990 Points ]

    there is a health warning every time i power up my ps3 now. I understand people should game in moderation but seeing it every time at start up is annoying. I hope there is a way to disable it

  7. #7 by Pedro on December 2nd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    nothing I’ll be using… as usual.

  8. #8 by dragon290513 on December 2nd, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    they allow you to choose which updates to download but most of them are necessary anyway, no point in ticking off any of them :(

  9. #9 by wolfkin on December 3rd, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    there is a health warning every time i power up my ps3 now. I understand people should game in moderation but seeing it every time at start up is annoying.I hope there is a way to disable it

    oh that isn’t just a one time thing? FUGGG.. man that is unnecessarily annoying.

  10. #10 by Isli on December 3rd, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    I think it is a one time thing…mine only popped up the first time. Maybe it has to do with when you change discs or something, but I know I have only seen the message once since the update.

  11. #11 by dragon290513 on December 5th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    i just noticed that recently and yeah, it shows up everytime power on the ps3 :|

  12. #12 by mowmow on December 5th, 2011 [ 11990 Points ]

    yea its showing up every time I power up

  13. #13 by Cheeto on December 5th, 2011 [ 29099 Points ]

    Not really a big deal guys, shows up only for the seconds it take to power up the PS3 XMB.


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