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PS3 FW 1.90 Hits Japan, the rest of the world tomorrow [Update]

As usual Japan always gets the good stuff first, lol. Here is what the update includes:

  • Games on the XMB can now be sorted
  • Customization options for the wallpaper in the cross media bar (XMB) and fonts
  • Inclusion of “eject disk” on the option menu
  • BD/DVD setting now provides an option for 24Hz output over HDMI
  • CD music output also has new options for output frequency: 44.1, 88.2, and 176.4 kHz
  • Output settings will be available for PSOne and PS2 games.
  • Bookmarks can now be added
  • Browser Security will be added to the tools of the PS3 internet browser
  • Video settings can be changed in-game
  • Music settings now include “Bit Mapping”
  • Emoticons and avatars are included in the chat, avatars move in reaction to audio in AV chat
  • AVCHD type animated pictures can be saved from Memory Sticks
  • Attach a USB keyboard and chat with friends

Wow, that’s quite a update! Wallpaper at last, I’ve been waiting for that option. Wonder how many different fonts you can choose from. I like that you can organize the games in the XMB, but what about the music, videos and photos? I want to be able to make folders to put them in. There are a lot of videos on my PS3. The PSP can do it, why not the PS3? But I’m sure that will come with time. I’m curious to see how the Avatar moves during audio visual chat.

Firmware Update: PS3 FW 1.90 goes live in Japan, lots of changes made


The update for North America will be out later this week according to the PlayStation Blog.