Firmware Updates: PS3, PSP Get New Features

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Boot up your PS3 and whip out your PSP, y’all. Sony has released a double dose of firmware updates for the PS3 and PSP. Today’s update brings the PS3 up to version 2.10, adding a voice modulator feature for changing the tone of your voice during voice and video chat, support for DivX and VC-1 (WMV) video playback, and a Blu-ray drive upgrade to Profile 1.1 enabling “Picture in Picture” viewing of two movies at the same time (with compatible discs). As for the PSP, it’s now up to firmware version 3.80, which adds Internet Radio functionality to the multi-media powerhouse of a gaming handheld. Complete details on both updates are available at the PlayStation.Blog (links provided above).

On a side note, there’s been rumblings today that the new firmware updates have opened up PSP-to-PS3 remote play for PSOne games. I just tested it out myself and will have a seperate report on that in a few minutes. Stay tuned…

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