Sony has unleashed a new PS3 firmware update, version 4.90, with no frills included. Optimizing system performance, it needs a minimum of 200 MB of available space on the PlayStation 3’s hard drive or storage device.
It’s nothing short of remarkable to witness PS3 updates still coming through, especially considering the fact that we are on the fifth generation of PlayStation, and no more new games are being created for the PS3.
Despite originally planning to shutter the PS3’s PlayStation Store in 2021, Sony backtracked on its decision following a pushback from PS3 users. However, due to the changes, it has become more difficult to purchase content for the PS3 and Vita. Credit and debit cards, as well as Paypal, are no longer accepted as payment options on the PlayStation Store for either system. Players must instead use the desktop or mobile version of the PlayStation Store, or a different PlayStation platform such as the PS5, to add funds.
Sony resolved to follow through with its scheme to shut down the PSP store in 2021, an action that could not be deterred.
Sony’s PSVR 2 has debuted on the scene – the latest state-of-the-art virtual reality headset from the tech giant. Launched on the 22nd of February, it promises an improved and more sophisticated version of its predecessor.
“It leaves PSVR 2 in a precarious situation. As a successor, it boasts enhancements in every area, from design to technology, making it a very well-constructed, high-end Virtual Reality device. But there’s nothing that would make it an absolute must-have right now, apart from the excitement of being an early adopter for a new gaming platform–or if you have a desire for more Horizon adventures,” opined Tamoor Hussain in GameSpot’s PSVR 2 review.