Sony PS3 3.15 Firmware Announced

PS3-Firmware-UpdateSony have announced a new firmware release for the Sony PlayStation 3. The new firmware 3.15 offers a feature that allows you to copy content from one PS3 to another. Data such as saved games, save data, videos etc… will be transferred and deleted from the old PS3 while personal data such as photos and videos uploaded yourself will be copied rather than deleted from the original PS3.

The update is optional and need not be installed unless you need the mentioned features. A quick run down of how the system works can be found after the jump.

Data Transfer Utility

1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV. Please note, firmware (v3.15) must be installed on both systems.
2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings category and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]
3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data
4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB
5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system.

As well as offering the data transfer feature the 3.15 firmware update will enable minis that can be played on the PS3. Minis are bite-sized games that allow you to play shorter games for more casual gaming sessions. If you have purchased a game for your PSP then in the next few weeks you’ll be able to download the game to the PS3 also for play on the larger screen.

More details at the Sony Blog.

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