PSP Firmware Update Incoming

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PSP firmware update v5.50 is coming up real soon, Sony announced today on the PlayStation blog. “Coming soon” usually meaning later in the day or within the next couple days.

Once it goes live, PSP software v5.50 will introduce some handy features, including Memory Stick sub-folder support, reduced Memory Stick space requirement for downloading PlayStation Store content, an XMB Information Board news ticker similar to that of the PS3, and Internet game searching straight from the XMB.

Sony has also partnered up with computer security company Trend Micro to bring new security software to the PSP. With the update, you’ll be able to access trial versions of two services: Trend Micro Web Security for general Web browsing security and Trend Micro Kids’ Safety for blocking URLs containing inappropriate content for children.

From past experience with some bugs caused by the PS3 Information Board update, I’d recommend waiting a few days after the firmware release before updating just to be safe. But all in all this looks like an excellent upgrade.

PSP Firmware (v5.50) Update [PlayStation.Blog]

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