Sony releases minor updates for PS3, PSP

Sony has updated to PS3 to firmware 2.36, while the PSP gets its upgrade to 4.

PlayStation 3 owners will find an update available for their console's firmware today. According to Sony, version 2.36 will offer increased "system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles." It's not the most specific description we've ever heard, but we'll take any upgrades we can get.

What we're really looking forward to is the recently confirmed 2.40 upgrade that will allow for in-game utilization of the XMB (cross-media bar)--something Xbox 360 owners have been able to take for granted since the system's launch. Also available in the next major update will be the once-rumored "trophy" system, the PS3 answer to Xbox Achievement points. No word yet on when we can expect the big 2.4 update.

Also getting the new firmware treatment today is the Sony PSP. The latest version 4.00 doesn't have too much to brag about besides a Google search option in its XMB and a few new video playback options.

We'll have more on the PS3's big 2.4 update in the coming weeks. What else would you like to see in this update? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section.

Sources: Kotaku and Joystiq

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