syafeerul: PS3 firmware update

i’ve gathered two articles on the latest PS3 firmware update. i’ve downloaded that last nite. took quite sometime to finish. i was quite excited to see what’s new with this firmware update. they have launched the much awaited PS3 slim. the firmware update are something that should compliment the most recent technology incorporated in PS3 slim. but once the installation complete, there wasn’t much. there was the new dynamic background. i thought there we could put a video to set as background. not so dynamic i guess. then there’s an emphasize on PSN tab. i guess that makes it easier for user to get into PSN and buy stuff. there is an audio update that makes it capable of playing higher bitrate. multiple audio output as said by some people in which i haven’t tested. below are two articles that commented on the new update..

PS3 and firmware thoughts

So the PS3 Slim launched yesterday – did you get one? I’m planning to take a look at one later this week but anecdotal reports from friends suggest that the Slim, “looks better under the telly” than the original. Deeper analysis to come. Yesterday also saw the release of the latest PS3 firmware. Like all big console updates – and this is a fairly big one, at least cosmetically – it will take a while to get used to. To me it feels more cluttered than before. Less minimalistic, more shiny. The PSN Store gets far more prominence too and points at that download future we all know is coming. Any PS3 users here downoaded yet? If so what do you think?

Want more PS3 news? Oh go on then. In the US at least it seems the average PS3 owner is a high earning 28 year-old male.

Right now, it’s primarily male. The average age is 28 years old, in usually the middle- to higher-income range. They over-index against those with graduate degrees. But it’s expanding. What we’re finding ever since we’ve introduced services like the video download service, we’re getting more of the household on the PlayStation Network. Some of the top rentals and sales on the video side have been content that probably doesn’t appeal exactly to that 28-year-old male. It’s more those movies that are geared toward women.

Surprised? Thought not. Anyway, so what do you think about the Slim and the 3.0 firmware so far?

article from Guardian.

Playstation 3 Firmware Update 3.00 Available Now

As promised, Sony has released the 3.00 version of its PlayStation 3 firmware and all those who own one of the gaming consoles should connect them to the Internet and should allow the device to update itself so that they can take advantage of some of the features introduced. All those planning to update should be advised that the download package is pretty big and the console needs to go through all the update steps before any online play can be done.

The 3.00 firmware update for the PlayStation 3 introduces a redesigned friends lists, which allows easier access to those whom you are interested in talking to or gaming with, new shortcuts that take you to the PlayStation Store directly from the XMB bar, a more capable system for Trophies, which will especially benefit those titles which get add ons or DLC. Gamers can also get more avatars to use on the PlayStation Network and Sony has done itself a service and included a What’s New section, which will deliver all the news regarding updates from Sony and fresh games added to the store. The 3.00 firmware also introduces a new status indicator and dynamic themes for the XMB.

Sony made the announcement regarding firmware version 3.00 for the PlayStation 3 at the Gamescon exposition in Cologne where the company also unveiled the new Slim version of the device. Sony is clearly trying to make sure that the PS3 is easy to use for both those who are familiarized with it and for newcomers, who are expected to flock to the console which now costs just 299 dollars and uses less electricity while delivering the same amount of gaming power. The impact of the price cut and of the new firmware will be seen in the NPD Group numbers for September, where the PS3 is expected to give the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii a run for their money.
this one from Softpedia.

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