The Play Station® 3 system software is the updatable firmware and operating system of the Play Station 3.
XMB displays icons horizontally across the screen that be seen as categories.
I can’t wait for the next time I get to turn my PS3 on, just so I can watch the update screen for 25 minutes before I get to play.
There’s a new firmware update out today for the PS3, so if you’re still rocking that old piece of hardware you’ll be in for a surprise when you next turn it on. Yeah, stability, that’s all the PS3 is worth these days…
If your PS3 system software version is 4.55 (or later), you do not need to perform this update.
To check the version of your system software, go to Settings (Settings) You can update your system software by any of the following methods: Update using a PC Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device.
Users may navigate among these options by using the up and down buttons of the D-pad.
The basic features offered by XMB implementations varies based on device and software version.
Lib GCM is a low level API, and PSGL is a higher level API, but most developers preferred to use lib GCM due to higher levels of performance.
This is similar to the later Play Station 4 console which also has two APIs, the low level GNM and the higher level GNMX.
The software may be updated by downloading the update directly on the Play Station 3, downloading it from the user's local Official Play Station website to a PC and using a USB storage device to transfer it to the Play Station 3, or installing the update from game discs containing update data.
The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00.
Furthermore, they can use a service called Cross-Buy which allows them to buy certain games that support this feature one time, and play them in both Sony platforms.