PSP (PlayStation Portable) v4.01 Update

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Hey everyone, here’s a quick heads up that a new PSP system software update, v4.01, will be released soon. This minor update includes the following:

  • Display of search results under Internet Search has been improved for certain languages.
  • Playback of video content under Video has been improved for certain file types.

Look for this update to become available during the next few hours.

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  • @65

    you sound like you were part of the ETQW community before release…

    i was there, ID’s official release date was actually “when it’s done”

  • WOW… The PSN store loads much quicker now! Did the update have anything to do with this?

    Nice work if it did or didn’t!

  • @Nynja
    What update????

  • @70

    they did PSN matenience today (Spelling?)

  • @71
    Oh ok

  • Another update already. I hope the next one will make the browser much better, maybe as good as the iPhone browser.

  • Great, now our Google searches will be more useful, but the PSP’s web browser is still 99% useless because of the lack of cache. Meh.

  • Thanks for the update (notification) Eric. I’ll download and install it later, too busy watching my Georgia Dawgs in the CWS.

    Have you noticed trouble w/ video playback on the PS3 while on the browser, and audio loss now while viewing, for instance, Youtube videos on the PS3?

    Anyway to improve the videos watched from XMB also? I hate the dreaded || symbol when my music videos stop. Also, yet’s get a shuffle, repeat folder option for videos too. I several music videos I’d like to shuffle during parties.

    Thanks Eric,

    Looking forward to 2.4 in good ole’ Athens, GA!

  • Eric how about getting some real PS1 titles released to the PSN?

  • @78

    Legend Of Dragoon =]

  • Wonder what everyone will cry about after 2.4 is released…. Hmmm…

    Nice update. Hope to see more in the future!

  • @80

    prolly complain that in-game XMB isn’t good enough…

    my personal style of in-game XMB was it be a circle in the bottom left corner… but a quater of it would be off screen..

  • @83

    for what XD

  • we don’t need update fw 2.4

    don’t worry about it

    we can wait until X-mas…

  • thatsmartguywiththefro

    he didn’t say 2.4 was coming soon, that was 2.36. He said he would be releasing details on 2.4 shortly, so if we get no new info this week something’s wrong.

  • yeah that was fast! bug fixes are also welcome. I wish I knew what was in store for future PSP updates. I know you guys were talking about the PSN being accessible on the go, maybe 2.5 or 3.00? DivX and a new browser would be nice too. I’m just happy sony hasn’t dropped the ball on the PSP. its a warm feeling everytime I update it and find easter eggs inside the basket.


  • thatsmartguywiththefro

    shut the [DELETED] up cxplorer, please.
    Posting “Where is update 2.40?! I want in game xmb!!Where is update 2.40?!” over and over will have no effect on Eric’s decision to disclose information.

  • To whom it may concern,

    Thank you so much for that maintenance. My PSN Store is working super fast. I’m not sure what you guys did but it’s working wonders for my account.


  • Lol @ janga. Don’t say that!

  • @thatsmartguywiththefro

    Don’t worry about it. I’ll delete it right now.

  • Every time Sony has something big for us, they never give any good info on it. Home is the only “big thing” that sony has really shed light on. I’m only 14 years old and sony is already driving me crazy!!!!

  • here we go again with the updates to update the updates!!!

    so much for testing this s__t b4 you release it

    cant wait to see the errors fw 2.40 will have

  • @98

    technically “grow up” means nothing…being a child is a state of mind not a state of age =]

  • @#85
    get a life…

    OT: cool, but I don’t have a PSP…

  • Buy a PSP. It’s a great portable gaming system.

  • Chants_Is_My_PSN

    Everyone calm down. The v2.40 update probably isn’t releasing tonight, Eric always gives us the heads up before it releases. Eric also said that he would post some details about it soon. There always might be some technical issues going on with the update too. You never know.

  • i wish the PSP updates would give us new features instead of tweaking the ones we already have……but i can only wish.

  • I cant wait to download as well.

  • On the topic of psp firmware releases. I havent used my psp in a long time.. None of the firmware releases have made me want to use it either. Skype for psp, Google for psp.. How about proper integration with the playstation network. A friends list, universal psn id?
    Please stop releasing gimmicky updates for the psp.

  • OK nice update, kinda. but WHAT file types are we talking about? support for different file types I hope. And sony WHERE IS THE FLASH UPDATE?! We need it to watch youtube cnet and other sites like that! it’s been a long time, just do it already!

  • I don’t care about improvements to the video player unless it means DivX/XviD support.

    And all of these 2.40 comments are giving me an ulcer.

  • Always nice to see a firmware update, especially if it’s 2.4! ;)

    Also, in japan square enix is bring classic games to the store, such as xenogears and other classic RPG’s.. SCEA, I’m begging you, bring them out HERE! thank you

  • Take all the time you need for 2.4, guys! We want it to compete quality-wise with Live, after all! :D

  • RelentlessRolento

    can everyone calm down about the firmware of 2.40 already?

    since everyone wants to know already here you go:

    It’ll be dropping between/during July 1st-3rd

    Don’t believe me? Wait till those days show up…

  • Good to hear your fixing bugs, now I wonder how long until we get more video file support since even WMV files of the same quality take up less space then mp4.

  • Man I cant wait until you need a PSN account to comment on the blog. How is that feature coming Jeff? We need t get rid of these unthankful spamming kids.

  • Thanks for the continued and thorough support of my favorite portable entertainment system. :D

  • i kinda feel the same as some. people should only be leaving a comment if they have a ps3 or psp system. for all we kno xbox people can be hear spreading lies and being fools. the update seems kool but whut files are supported under video? also whens Super Street Fighter 2 turbo coming out? ne ways thanks to the workers at SCEA you do a awesome job. and keep it up.

  • Oh my good you can’t be serious
    this new firmware sucks you call that 4.00 and 4.01 it’s only an update with minor changes, not a real firmware like 2.00 or 3.XX

    I have new slogan for you:

    It’s a trick, it’s a Sony (2003)

  • nice update on the psp
    still looking forward for 2.40 though

  • Thanks for taking your time to fix even minor bugs in the PSP and ensuring its great quality. (Oh why do I even bother, this message is drowning in 2.40 off-topic crap from kids)

  • crappy update, where are:

    support Divx/Xvid?
    PSN access with PSP?
    Ingame XMB ?
    net browser improvement ?
    remote control for PS3 game ?

  • Not to forget: Skype video support (for PSP of course)

  • Not to be rude but, I hate these minor updates. You guy could have delayed it a few days for the 4.00 one. Anyways please 2.40 PS3

  • This oughta tell you something about me, I just looked at my PSP and I’m still running 3.8. Heh, guess I can’t keep up with stuff.

  • Glad firmware update came out on psp.

    i am looking forward to the interactivity between the PSP and PS3 in the future.

  • Great i’m still on 3.95 Can’t update untill they release it on PC No Wi-Fi. But I Go to SCEE web site and there ON IT. WHY?

  • Great update Sony! Nice to see you’re quick with fixing fw problems.

    Just so you know, the PS Store for PC isn’t working properly in FireFox 3 (the front page listings don’t load up.)

  • …Guys(girls) this is a psp firmware update… NOT A PS3 UPDATE!!! IT MEANS THE PSP HAS A FIRMWARE UPDATE! NOT THE PS3!

    you guys are so lame, 2.4! 2.4!! OMG this must mean 2.4 is gonna be out soon!!!!!

    shut up.

    talk about the 4.01 update for PSP here not 2.4 for the PS3.

    just letting you know, you guys are lame.
    (no offense to the people that didn’t say anything about 2.4)

  • Come on Eric, you said soon for more information on PS3 update 2.40. I guess soon for Sony means months later or years. God, is it that hard to at least set timeframe for this much anticipated update for the PS3. Hurry!

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