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Rumor: Firmware 2.40 Release Date

We keep getting the same question from our readers, and it all boils down to one word: When?! Obviously, everyone is pretty excited about firmware update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3, the one that brings the in-game XMB and trophy support. Now, we've already stumbled across the rumored features - which are quite plausible - but the actual release date remains a mystery.

Perhaps not anymore. It's just another rumor, but according to who many call a very reliable source at the NeoGAF forums, we have a fresh new release rumor that...well, it also sounds quite plausible. Here's what "consul" posted in the forums:

"Official announcement on the 30th. The video walkthrough and official screens of in-game XMB, profiles and trophies will all be out on Monday."

Obviously, this isn't exactly official, but it does fall into the estimated time frame, and furthermore, it fits previous rumors that placed update 2.40 on July 2. The video walkthrough will be something worth seeing, most certainly, so we'll have to keep an eye out for that. If Sony confirms any of this within the next few days, we'll be sure to let you know, but even if they don't...2.40 appears to be very, very close.

6/26/2008 Ben Dutka

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 11:12:44 AM
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Basically Next Week Hopefully.... Cant Wait

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 11:36:38 AM
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Profiles? I didnt think they would come this update! Interesting

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Tatsujin
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 11:40:01 AM
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I dun have my PS3... And I wont get it untill next month... Im not going to see this update for another month! somone hold meeeee.....

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javon_27
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:48:18 PM
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Sorry dude. We're gamers not cuddlers

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 3:02:53 PM

ROFL

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 1:01:50 AM

I'm both.

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Tatsujin
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 3:08:17 AM

Please hold me? lol

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Daedusian
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 2:47:42 PM
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lmao!

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Annihilator221
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 2:49:34 PM
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I'm tired of getting my hopes up. XD

If on Monday they don't deliver, I'm not even going to think about it anymore until 2.4 actually comes out. XD

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 1:02:15 AM

liar.

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caliblue15
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 3:09:36 PM
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I have told you guys for 4 days, its July 2nd, who listened to me?

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:56:14 PM

I listened to you.

And is that avatar a picture of yourself!? Because if it is I would like your phone number to talk about video games and maybe more.

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Jed
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 8:32:33 PM

Whay do you think it's gonna be on july second?

Hey matrix kurt, is that your real picture? I love computer programs that turn into runaway viruses

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Tatsujin
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 3:09:25 AM

ROflmfao

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Schmitty
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 5:18:21 PM
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This is like the third time they have said it is coming out. These rumors mean nothing, Im not even going to consider anythng until Sony gives out an official statement.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:29:16 PM
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omg a nonofficial statement?!? holy crap that means its TOTALLY going to happen...come on guys,we waited this long, just wait for an official statement. Might as well believe everything surfergirl says

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shaydey77
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 8:01:10 PM
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today..tomorrow..next week..next month..when it comes it comes..anything unofficial is just pointless realy..but i admit its still nice to hope!!!ha!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 1:05:10 AM
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My money is on it coming out during e3. Right after their press conference they'll release it and all eyes and ears will be on Sony for the show. If I was in charge that's what I'd do.

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Tatsujin
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 3:10:48 AM
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My money is that it comes out when I get my PS3 back so I don't miss anything... Infact, Im going to call up my homie Hirai and im going to tell him to hold it back untill I get my PS3... :)

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Solidgearz
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 10:38:32 AM
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july 2nd...watch

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