Sony updates PS3, PSP menus with cool new features

Firmware update 5.0 for PSP released.

For the PlayStation Portable, firmware update 5.0 has been released, bringing with it the opportunity to browse and download content directly to your PSP from the PlayStation Store. Previously, content needed to be downloaded to a PC or PS3 first before being transferred to PSP using a USB cord.

New to PS3 version 2.5, also available Wednesday, are more than a half dozen updates, including screenshots, which like a "print screen" function to save in-game images directly to your hard drive using a keyboard, and auto-off for idle controllers to save battery life (nice!).

Also new to PS3 firmware 2.5 is a standby option to auto turn off your PS3 after 1-5 hours of use (much like Xbox 360), Flash 9 support for the PS3 web browser, improved trophy management, the ability to see when a friend last signed on, and a faster PlayStation store.

Not a bad deal for being free. What do you think of the updates? (My favorite is the auto-off controller -- lovely.)

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags sonyPS3pspPlaystation 3

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Blake Snow

GamePro
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Cate Bacon

Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

Dr Prabigya Shiwakoti

Aruba Instant On AP11D

Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?