Firmware 1.90 update this week

The official Sony PlayStation Blog has spoken out today with news that the next firmware update will land on the PlayStation Network sometime this week! Some say tomorrow for English speaking regions but have a handful of salt with that one.

So what is in-store for PS3 owners in this latest firmware from Sony we hear you scream. Well Sony has listened to many requests from its consumers and has promised several new features, these include:

• Ability to rearrange games on the XMB
• Option menu now includes “Eject Disc”
• Pressing triangle on the XMB will eject the disc
• Customisable XMB backgrounds from your photo gallery
• Change the folder classification
• Emoticons in messages
• Change CD output to 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz
• Force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over HDMI
• Change PS3 video settings in-game
• “Bit Mapping” in the “Music Setting”
• Save AVCHD type animations from a Memory Stick
• Change settings like upscaling while playing PS and PS2 games
• Add bookmarks
• Web browser security function in the browser’s tool section
• Avatar moves during audio visual chat

We will keep you posted when the 1.90 update goes live over the coming days.


Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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