PSP Firmware Update 5.03 Announced; PS3 Update 2.60 Detailed

PSP Firmware Update 5.03 Announced; PS3 Update 2.60 Detailed


Over on the official PlayStation Blog it was announced that the PSP will soon receive firmware update v5.03. No date has yet been revealed for release, nor were details proffered as to content other than to say that it will be a minor fix. Below you’ll find exactly what the honcho, Eric Lempel, at Sony had to say on the subject:

“Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that a new PSP firmware update, v5.03, will be released soon. This is a small update that improves system software stability during use of some features.”

In related news, PS3 firmware update v2.60 is also coming and a lot more info was revealed. The three most important features include a new Photo Gallery application that helps organize, label, and tweak your photos (as well as allowing for enhanced slideshows set to music), DivX 3.11 support, and guest access to the PlayStation Store. The official posting is included below:

“The PS3 firmware update (v2.60) is designed primarily to enhance the system’s media capabilities. The key feature is a new Photo Gallery application, which delivers a suite of tools for sorting through and displaying your digital photo collection. Digital pictures can be organized in groups according to various criteria, including the camera used to take the photos, the event date and time, colors in the photos, as well as the number, ages, or facial expressions of the people pictured. You can also create slideshows set to music and build photo playlists with an easy-to-use interface. The Photo Gallery application will need to be installed separately from the XMB after you update your PS3’s firmware. To install the Photo Gallery application, go to the Photo section on the XMB, select Photo Gallery and press the X button.”

The 2.60 update also includes:

Guest access to PlayStation Store – This enables non-PlayStation Network members to browse through the storefront to check out the latest games, demos, videos, etc.

DivX 3.11 support – Videos in this format can now be played on PS3.

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