The Playstation 3 and PSP will be getting new firmware updates, with the former being version 2.60 (released today) and the latter being version 5.03 (no release date as yet). The PS3 update is the interesting one as it adds DivX 3.11 support, a photo gallery function and allows non PSN members to browse the store. The PSP update is slightly less interesting as its merely a security update, so its like Bran Flakes- Good for you, but disinteresting.
Those kind folks at CVG have posted the full PS3 update press release, which can be found after the jump
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce the latest upgrade (system software update version 2.60) for PlayStation 3(PS3). The PS3 experience is about more than just games; it’s also about movies, pictures, music, video and more.
This is in part thanks to PlayStationNetwork, the online space that opens up a world of new and exciting entertainment offerings. Following on from the success of the last enhancement to the service, version 2.60 is available to download from January 21, 2009 and comes with a host of new features that will give PS3 owners an even better experience.
First is the new Photo Gallery application where you can group photos in various ways including by date and time, by event or by the number of people in the photos – you can even create a playlist that groups expressions (e.g. smiles) or age categories, like adults and children.
You can also create a playlist of selected photos and select a photo frame for the playlist, which can also be played with your own music tracks – ideal for saving your family or holiday photos in a way that’s simple to access and easy to enjoy.
But the new features don’t end there: Sony Computer Entertainment have now added the ability to play DivX 3.11 encoded video files – great for reliving some of those hilarious home video moments.
Plus, if you’ve always wanted to see what PlayStationStore has to offer but haven’t yet registered on PlayStation Network, those days are now over. Simply go and take a look at the latest trailers, games demos, exclusive content and loads more at the click of a button, before you decide to create a PlayStation Network account.
A commenter at CVG asked if it (PS3) can make toast yet? I found that rather amusing.
Source: Playstation Blog
Last Updated: January 21, 2009