Update features (ver 1.70)

PS3™

Find out what features are contained in PS3 system software version 1.70.

An update to the PS3 system software was made available on April 19, 2007. With this update, the system software is version 1.70. Features updated in system software update 1.70 include:

Main new/revised features in version 1.70
  • A feature has been added for playing downloaded PlayStation® format software.
A feature has been added for downloading PlayStation format software from PlayStation®Store and then playing the downloaded software on the PS3 system. Some titles can be played on both PS3 and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems*.

* PlayStation format software compatible with this feature is scheduled to be made available soon. Check PlayStation®Store for details.

Other new or revised features

Overall

  • You can now use the vibration function of certain accessories for use with PlayStation 2 format software.

For compatibility details of specific accessories, please contact the accessory manufacturer or supplier.

Game

  • You can now use Game Save data from PlayStation format software on both the PS3 system and the PSP system.

By copying Game Save data from the PS3 system to the PSP system, you can do the following:

  • By copying Game Save data that was created on PS3 to your PSP, you can continue playing the game from where you left off when you leave the house.¹
  • By copying Game Save data that was created on PSP to your PS3, you can continue playing the game from where you left off when you get home.¹
  • You can copy Game Save data that was created on PlayStation (PS one) or PlayStation 2 to the PSP system and use the Game Save data on the PSP system.²

¹ Requires PlayStation format software that is compatible with both PSP and PS3. Software compatible with this feature is scheduled be made available soon.
² Copy the saved data to the PS3 system's Hard Disk Drive (HDD) using a Memory Card Adaptor (sold separately), and then copy the saved data to the PSP system. PlayStation format software that is compatible with the PSP system is required to use the saved data on the PSP system.

Copying Game Save data from a PS3 system to a PSP system

  1. Connect the PS3 system and the PSP system together using a USB cable (you must have Memory Stick Duo media inserted in the PSP system).
  2. Select [USB Connection] under [Settings] on the PSP system.
  3. Select the icon for the saved data from [Game] > [Memory Card Utility (PS/PS2)] > [Internal Memory Card (PS)] on the PS3 system, and then press the TRIANGLE button.
  4. Select [Copy] from the options menu, and then select [PSP (PlayStation®Portable)] as the save destination. To make saved data usable on a PSP system you must convert the data format. If a confirmation screen is displayed, select [Yes] to proceed.
  5. Select the save destination for the saved data. Multiple [Internal Memory Card (PS)] will be created on the PSP system's Memory Stick Duo for each game. Select any of these as the save destination.

Copying Game Save data from a PSP system to a PS3 system

  1. Connect the PS3 and PSP systems using a USB cable (you must have Memory Stick Duo media inserted in the PSP system).
  2. Select [USB Connection] under [Settings] on the PSP system.
  3. Select the icon for the saved data from [Game] > [Memory Card Utility (PS/PS2)] > [PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)] on the PS3 system, and then press the TRIANGLE button.
  4. Select [Copy] from the options menu, and then select the save destination.
  • To use this feature, the system software of the PSP system must be version 3.40 or later.
  • To view saved data created using PSP system software version 3.30 or earlier on a PS3 system, you must convert the data format. If a confirmation screen is displayed, select [Yes].
  • If you place the Memory Stick Duo media in the PS3 system's Memory Stick Duo slot or use a USB adaptor, the saved data will not be recognised. You must connect the PS3 system and the PSP system together using a USB cable.

Note:

  • This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions.
  • The new system software will preserve any settings previously made to the PlayStation 3.
  • Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.
  • Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.

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