In case you've missed the latest piece of info, last week, the PSP received a brand new firmware update and back then we predicted a similar move for Sony's PS3
. This update is coming tomorrow, firmware version 2.00 and we're about to reveal what it brings new and what feature it adds to the package. Keep in mind that this piece of software is free and that you should download it tomorrow to make full use of the PS3 capabilities and functions.
Here's a brief list of new features,
courtesy of Joystiq:
"￭ Remote Start - Energy savings: no need to leave your PS3 on all day while you periodically access it with your PSP during coffee breaks.
￭ Information Board - Scrolling headlines, handpicked by Sony for Sony. (Thankfully, you can disable the ticker until a later update, when Sony plans to let you import your own RSS feeds.)
￭ Themes - customize backgrounds, icons and fonts with companion PC software; supported by PlayStation.com and PlayStation Store.
￭ XMB Color Selector - Take control of the mood.
￭ Music & Photo Playlists
￭ Additional Sorting Options - Now you can sort your music
￭ DualShock 3 support - A "last-gen" feature renewed (without a US release date).
￭ PLAYSTATION Network
XMB group - Attention: PlayStation Store has moved to a new icon.
￭ Canon printer support - 'Cause even game consoles need to print things. "
Is this firmware an answer to the public's feedback or rather an attempt to increase the popularity of the console by upgrading its functionality? That Canon printer support feature sure sounds like the printer producer required it or a couple of folks got frustrated because they couldn't print pictures of the Gran Turismo
cars. Well done, Sony! Now all you need to do is release a Christmas-themed wallpaper for the PS3 as a future update and we're all set!