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Expect PSP Firmware 4.05 "Soon"

Well, the biggest firmware update of the year is already out - that would be update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3; it added Trophies and the in-Game XMB - but PSP owners can expect more in the way of cool features in the very near future.

According to the Director of PlayStation Network Operations, Eric Lempel, PSP owners should be on the lookout for firmware update 4.05, which "will be released soon." Lempel made the mini-announcement over at the official PlayStation blog (always a great resource for any Sony-related news), but details are slim for now. He did say the update will add new visualizers for music playback, "among other features." Some portable fans have been waiting for more in the way of PS3 connectivity, so perhaps updates down the road will focus on that, but we'll be happy with 4.05 at this time. Obviously, it isn't the firmware updates that sell the system - that would be the software - but significant firmwares really enhance the overall appeal and functionality...and since when is that a bad thing?

As soon as Sony sees fit to issue more details on firmware update 4.05, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, keep it here as we advance into E3. There's guaranteed to be some PSP news coming out of the West coast this week!

7/13/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Zapix
Sunday, July 13, 2008 @ 10:53:41 PM
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I'm still waiting for the so called firmware for the ability to play divx, should they ever get around to it

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 13, 2008 @ 10:56:56 PM

Maybe it'll be this one. Never know. :)

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Qubex
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 12:18:39 AM
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I would like to invest in a PSP sometime in the future, but I fear their will be a hardware update in the future and would rather wait for the new model. No real news on that front, maybe I will just have to keep on wait'n.

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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psplayer
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 1:31:28 AM
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Wellll they just had a hardware update
well recently
I'm sure you can find a good deal on a PSP-slim new or used somewhere

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fatchad420
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 3:38:42 AM
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Custom Firmware > All

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:20:53 AM
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psp ingame xmb!?! what do u think? lol

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:20:33 AM

i was thinking the same thing.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:19:51 AM
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i havn't noticed much change at all yet. i think there's one new visualization, but that's all i've noticed. Anyone got any more details on anything else in it?

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Qubex
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:20:27 AM

Maybe an attempt to make the PSP more secure, try to stop the pandemic of custom firmware updates... maybe some bricking code of sorts...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Tim Speed24
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:38:27 AM
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When is Sony going to give us more music player visuals on the PS3. I love the options we have with the PSP, but we need more than 2 visuals for the PS3 music player...and a detachable (stay on top) mini music player.

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Qubex
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:56:39 AM

Sony does not want to open the console up to sceners, hobbyists, bedroom coders etc. Once the system is banged open... bye bye business model... my gripe with the non-accelerated Linux tease we have... it could be such a great hobbyist machine!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAD toO HoME"

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