PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.40 Available Now

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UPDATE: Thanks for all of the feedback. Just a quick update, 3.40 has been released. In addition, PlayStation Plus is now available in the PlayStation Store.

We’re thrilled to hear that many of you are excited about the five star rating feature. This feature is retroactive for all of your PlayStation Store activity, so you can jump into the store right now and start rating all of your past purchases. Look for a “Rate” button on the product pages.

The PSN App on Facebook is also live. You can find it here:

Hi everyone, once again we’re adding new features to the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system via firmware update to ensure we’re bringing you the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible. PS3 system software update (v3.40) will be available soon, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription, enhancements to the connection between your PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and more. Additionally, we’ll be launching system software update (v6.30) for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system simultaneously with PS3 system software update (v3.40), adding PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other new features.

We’ve gone ahead and provided a few highlights from PS3 firmware update (v3.40) below:

  • PlayStation Plus: PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus; a new subscription service on the PlayStation Network that provides you with new options to expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content. Friendly reminder, all of you PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of gaming features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa Web Album. You can also opt to share your photos between your PlayStation Network friends as well as print photos from Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables you to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate the PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

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In addition to the latest features introduced in PS3 system software update (v3.40), a separate, new PlayStation Network application on will be made available. This builds upon what was previously launched with Trophies and the ability to publish purchases from the PlayStation Store. Now you can further integrate your PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts with this new application. The application allows you to display your PlayStation Network profile on your Facebook account, find out which of your Facebook friends have a PSN account and send them a PlayStation Network friend request, view your PSN friends’ online status and add the PlayStation Network application tab to your Facebook user profile.

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We’re very excited to be able to provide you with continued system software upgrades, which ensure your PS3 and PSP systems remain compelling offerings for years to come. For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 and PSP systems, please visit and

Let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!

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  • Video Uploader/Editor looks real cool

  • Very good I must say.

    We’ve gone ahead and provided a few highlights from PS3 firmware update (v3.40) below:

    Makes me wonder what else it has.

    Looking forward to updating.

  • what up eric, is soon today or tonite and cool to see u at e3, that was u right lol?

  • My thought? Yay!

    On a side note, why on earth can I still not sort game and video content alphabetically? Isn’t that supposed to be a given?

  • Nice update I really like “Video Editor & Uploader” any plans on implementing this towards future games? For montages/gameplay videos etc..

  • Is the update mandatory or optional to users that don’t get PlayStation Plus.

  • Hoping and expecting great things from this update.

  • Sweet! Thank you!

  • im not gonna lie, excluding the fact that cross game chat isn’t available yet, this still beats what other consoles have to offer, good job playstation :)

  • Guys. Please. Can you give us stuff we actually want? What’s PlayStation.Blog.Share for anyway? Did you guys see these ideas anywhere on the site? The only good thing in this update is the 5-Star Rating System and PlayStation Plus.

    Where the heck did all this other stuff come from?

  • Sweet. Bring on PSN+.

  • Wow, more features then i thought. very cool

  • Man! We have been busy!

  • Sounds great Eric, can’t wait. Increased friends list and cloud storage for game saves for Plus members would be awesome!

  • this is gonna be very nice. good job staff :) Question..about cross game chat.. is it rumors or??? ty sir :)

  • Now this seems promising. Glad to see added features in update.

  • hello? is there anybody listening at sony? Since the launch of playstation 3 we’re asking for Cross Game Chat…

  • love it

  • sweet! When are we going to have an update on what PSN Plus is going to feature the first few months? Is it the same as Europe? We it include a Downloadable LBP?

  • 3.40, another monster waste of time for everyone involved. Look, you don’t need to do all this work to all this other stuff. We don’t care. Just give us cross game chat so I can talk to my friends while I’m playing and you are good.

  • Great update, looking forward to trying out the new features!


  • Did you folks at Sony ever decide what PSN+ people get in the first 2 months of the service?

    While some of the new additions are nice, and I might even use them, for some reason I’m still left unimpressed.

    …but if my PS3 starts to see my .mkv and .flac files without a DNLA server…

  • Better than nothing I guess but are you even LISTENING to us? Did you see anyone anywhere wishing for something like PSN+? Instead you are now the fourth year behind what Xbox Live offers.

  • Awesome news, than you guys!!!

  • Great update! Just support .MKV video files and I’m happy for life :D

  • Any word on Qore subscribers getting an adjustment on Playstation + yet?

  • One word, awesome!

  • *Waits for crying over no cross game chat* Oh, i was too late..

  • we need an improved browser so we can finally watch videos online again.

    and i don’t want a facebook app, i want a Netflix app. a better browser would get rid of the need for a facebook app. and who needs a video editor? and why does the freaking photo gallery keep getting updated? who cares about that really?

    and when the hell are we going to be able to listen to music whenever we want despite the game? Or cross-game chat?

  • hey Eric, I notice that sony’s qriocity website lets you see how many PSN activations you have used…any chance we could get that kind of info on the playstation website?

  • Wow, that’s uh… a lot of new additions. A lot more than I expected anyway.

  • Now this is great firmware update! Updates like this is what I want!

  • a double whamy of updates.

  • To the Playstation team,This is a bit better of an update! as long as you keep enhancing the PSN experience I’ll be happy! can’t wait for PSN+ (=

  • http:*//*com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/100-Ideas-Improving-Our-PlayStation-3-Experience/td-p/45802581


    Someone made a list of 100 ideas. check it out.



  • WOW I’m pleasantly surprised! I was expecting this to only be for PlayStation Plus compatibility. The other features are both very cool and unexpected.


    Oh, are there any additional features for the PSP firmware or is it only for PlayStation Plus compatibility?

  • Video editor and uploader and the five star rating stuff seems decent. Not really very exciting. Really wish you would let more profile information show. There is a WHOLE THREAD on it in the playstation forums update section. Great ideas there too, with illustrations. I know your gonna say in response: “This is what everyone has been asking for.” The truth is everyone has not been asking for those features in 3.40. Oh well, I have personally given up. It’s like talking to a brick wall.

    But, as I said in the beginning this isn’t bad, just not great like it could have been.

  • Nice update Sony! Now the only thing that would make it that much better would be the cross game voice chat :)

  • Can you guys update the web browser and add mkv support?!!

  • Wow great update, more then I expected. I love the new ratings system!!!

  • The only way to get cross game chat is to pay $$$ for it with the brand new Playstation Plus. Bahhhh! *inserts picture of sheep*

  • Its very nice thanks but is it taking that much time to implement few minor features like this? I mean I’m not complaining, i just think there could have been some more minor features like this that are on playstation blog share that could have been added too. Again, i’m not complaining especially when its free but i just felt i needed to say it.

    Personaly I would like to be able to change my PSN ID without loosing everything. Maybe it could be like 5$ or something so people would not abuse of it. Thats the feature i want. Thank you

  • With the Video Editor functionality being added, does this mean (more) games will be including a video recording function to capture game play?

  • Pretty much all of the features are welcome additions, especially the Youtube uploading one. I’ve got a few in-game videos I’d like to upload but screwed up when I made them (PA!N comes to mind).

  • Or is the Vid Editor mainly for EyeToy stuff?

  • Sweet update Sony!! Thanks for the info Eric

  • I am excite.

  • Very Very good update.

  • i lovee you sonyy…. yes now we could “Five Star Rating Support:” -_- =]

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