PSP Firmware (v3.95) Coming Soon

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Just a quick update, we’ll be making PSP firmware update 3.95 available shortly. The update includes the following:

  • While playing PSone games on your PSP, you can now customize how the buttons are assigned by going to [Controller Settings] > [Assign Buttons] and select [Custom].
  • You can now quit Remote Play and choose to turn off your PS3 or leave it on after quitting. This is useful if you are performing a download and want to quit Remote Play, but still want your download to continue on the PS3. Select [Quit and Turn Off the PS3 System] or [Quit Without Turning Off the PS3 System] from [Quit Remote Play] when you press the HOME button on the PSP system.

PSP Screen

For details on remote play, refer to the online user’s guide for the PSP.

As always, thanks for your feedback and support.

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  • so many improvements, this makes me want to get a psp

  • Sweet….even though it is a minor update, it’s still always great to get updates!

    Thanks for your continued dedicated support!

  • Eric – you are a PSP firmware updating God amongst mortal men. Well done sir…. well done.

    Love the remote play feature!

  • Awesome!

    I’ve always wanted to map the controls.

  • cool [DELETED]

  • Its an ok update I dont have wireless internet and everywhere I go you have to pay for it.Maybe the ability to take games like pixel junk monsters and everyday shooter calling all cars of the ps3 and put them on psp would be an awsome feature I would use.

    A video of the new store would be nice to get some more hype going

  • P.S.: I do I have one request though for a PSP update.

    The Remote Play feature is absolutely amazing no doubt, but its performance can be really sketchy at times. I love playing PixelJunk Monsters in my room (really close to the PS3) and I connect via my PS3’s wi-fi. However, when playing any game over remote play, there are many times when the screen freezes for a few seconds, and I am unable to control anything (this only lasts about 3-10 seconds). As you can imagine, even an issue this small can be extremely detrimental to game play (I have lost many games in PJM because the frequent cut-outs).

    If possible, I ask that the quality of communication between PSP and PS3 be improved — right now it feels like it could be soo much better if it didn’t cut out every few minutes.

    And yes, I have messed around with the “Communication Settings,” and have even tried everything with the lowest possible settings. Still, cut-outs are not rare occurrences.

    Thanks again for your tremendous support!

  • Divx support please.

    I noticed that some of the .mp4 files I downloaded from doesn’t work on my PSP.

  • Thanks for the custom button configuration. Will it save the setting depending on the game or be overall changes to all games?

  • Just fix the communication problems in Remote Play, when connecting through the internet(Like posted above).

    This goes for watching movies, music, photos, and games, the stability/connection needs to be good and consistent.

    You guys are doing great though, keep it up!

  • So this week 3.95, next week we’re going to have another firmware update for the new store layout? Too many updates don’t you think in the past month or so?

  • oh PSP, nvm lol. I though it was for PS3.

  • All i need now if my red GOW PSP

  • If you [Quit Without Turning Off the PS3 System] can you still log back onto your PS3 via (internet) remote play?

  • Gearing up for 4.00 are yeh? It had better have some good features : |

  • Keep the updates coming. So far they’ve all been good the last while. Feature wise of course.

  • “You can now quit Remote Play and choose to turn off your PS3 or leave it on after quitting.”

    i have been using tis function sience 3.70 !! i jst press home and then select stop remote play, my ps3 keeps downloading until i sart remote play again.

    anyway nice update, but i smell something hiden, maybe some sort of home integretion. :D

  • No, sir, Mr. Lempel. What this is useful for is if you actually WANT to shut your PS3 off directly from remote play. That is new. The old was only being able to quit and have the PS3 resume as normal.


  • 1. Homebrew support.
    2. Custom radio player devkit (as promised… even though I’ve already mastered coding for it)
    3. Divx.

    Stop trying to get people to buy the PS3 by adding features to the PSP. Add features to the PS3 and I might buy it.

  • Great news Sony.
    Are there any other features in v3.95?
    i love my PSP, and u guys do a great job of supporting.

  • Is this the update that’s related for the new store update? Or is this a different one?

  • Store updates don’t require firmware updates.

  • Nice! It’s great to see that even after nearly 3 years you’re still updating the little guy.

  • Cool! I like the custom button thing! It will make playing Crash Warped (and other games) alot easier. :)

  • When i first saw remote play, it was nothing like this. Remote play to me was that you would be able to play any ps3 game using the local ps3 network and using a sixaxis or dual shock 3 to control the game. Thats the Remote Play I want. The ability to transfer just the video from every game to my psp. So that if Nature Calls I can take my game to the john with me. Remote Play was also supposed to be integrated with F1 and other games. Has it? no not really. Come on man step this game up. I want REAL REMOTE PLAY, not this stuff. I mean it’s great and all for the kiddie games but give us truely what we want. My Idea.

  • hey freeplay

    and Sony, never forget……

    DAX, who bring us power…….. from the dark side.

    homebrew would sell may more systems if you allowed it, piraters suck, but real homebrew…. is better than even some official games(excluding ff vii crisis core).

  • @21

    I heard they’re completely revamping the store to a completely different model which would require a FW update of some sort.

  • Eric,

    Thanks for giving us the heads up! Looks great, glad to see you guys keep improving the PSP (and PS3’s) system software. Keep up the good work!

    One thing I’d like you to consider for the PS3: I do not like how Remote Play Start works currently, that is you must have an account set to auto-login for Remote Start. Why not allow the user to select one account that will be used for Remote Start instead? So if the user has auto-login turned off, instead of saying “Sorry, you must select an account to auto-logon”, bring up a dialog that will allow a user to pick the account used for Remote Start but not necessarily for auto-logon.

  • Seems to me, that making the PS3 finish downloads and then automatically shutdown would be the better choice.

  • Sweet dilly dogs.

  • what about having the ps3 turn off you finshes downloading something if the ps3 is in active for 10 mins

  • Very nice. I wish you could save music to y our psp without having to connect it to your ps3 via cable. I can listen to music wirelessly but have not been able to save music from my PS3 to my PSP wirelessly.

  • Another good update.Thanks

  • Great update for the PSP. Thanks for adding the improvements to an already great system. Of course, God of War is currently keeping me off my PS3.

  • Ok. Sorry guys. For some reason I thought it said “PS3 update”. Guess I fail.

    Sounds like a pretty good update. I use remote play pretty often, so this should come in handy.

  • Nothing real different in this update. Hmmm, anything new in the next few weeks?

  • I like the new features :)

  • wow.. there better be something huge for the 4.0 update… and not some internet radio bs again…

  • Damm can u bring an update for the psp itself. like something that will make the psp more intresting. more features besides improving the ps3 psp connectivity.. i dont know something that would make another impact like the web feature in update 2.0, ps1 emulator or the location free player. I dont even have a location free player but i’ve seen the feature in action and it looks amazing. Locationfree player feature is one of the best features. but the problem is the player is too pricy. id rather spend it on a ps3 in which i did! and i do more on a ps3 than a locationfree player…..
    anyways overall Sony Playstation System are the best gaming systems ever. Love u SONY!=)

  • “You can now quit Remote Play and choose to turn off your PS3 or leave it on after quitting. This is useful if you are performing a download and want to quit Remote Play, but still want your download to continue on the PS3. Select [Quit and Turn Off the PS3 System] or [Quit Without Turning Off the PS3 System] from [Quit Remote Play] when you press the HOME button on the PSP system.”

    EXCELLENT!!! This is a feature I have wanted for quite sometime now! Well done!!!

  • Off-topic

    I agree with some guys here that the PS3 should automatically shut-off after downloads and the controllers should shut-off after being idle for x amount of time(10,15,20,30 minutes).

  • How about a screen shot feature? I don’t know how many times I’ve come accross people that could of used this feature to better explain something that was wrong or show off. PLEASE for the love of pete implement this feature.

  • Awesome news Eric awesome news!

    I have two questions. I hope you can answer them:)

    1. When is the God of War PSP release date?
    2. When the new PS Store launches it will need a new firmware update. What number will this be 2.30?

    Thanks for your time Eric!


  • can we have an update that allows us to download video and text podcast? i know we can download video podcast but, i can’t view them! or could you add psp media manager to the PS3? that way we could have the PS3 do all the trans coding and feeds for the PSP?!

    or you could just open up the PSP to view all video formats and add text feed support and bring back the document transfer option to the PSP media manager!

    if any of that is posible! please

  • Better media functionality.

    Music=How about having multiple folders for artists, their albums, years, etc.

    Multiple folders for videos.

    Can you guys get the Playstation Store(PSP) working on Macs, instead of just PCs?
    Or just put the PS Store right on the PSP?

  • I can never get remote play to work from an internet connection. I always get the “A connection error has occurred. The connection to the PS3 system has timed out” message. Even when I use the wireless connection at my house.

    Anyone knows of the fix to this.

    I was really excited about this feature after remote start was added, but I haven’t been able to use it.


  • #44=good idea

    I think a PSP manager on the PS3 would be useful and convenient. The manager could act like iTunes for all your media for the PSP.

    We could put all of our media on the PS3, then the manager could convert the media(if neccesary) to make it compatible with the PSP. Then it should be able to easily just put it right on the PSP.

    Putting media on the PSP needs to be easy and quick.

  • awesome little update. this will definitely come in handle especially the remote play quit one!

  • PSP is the best handheld this generation without a doubt.,

    I own both a DS and a psp, lovin psp alot.

  • man, i need a psp pronto, but im short on cash…
    i just pre-ordered mgs4

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