New PS3 Firmware Update Preps For Vita Launch

by Jim Reilly on Nov 29, 2011 at 03:57 PM

PlayStation 3 owners are receiving a new firmware update tonight that adds Vita support.

The update, v4.00, allows users to "copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3." Sony also notes on the PlayStation Blog the update allows PlayStation Plus members to choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature:

  • Game patches
  • System software
  • Recommended games and videos
  • Sync trophy information

Also included are new PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages.