Sony has released the new system software update v3.04 for its PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console.
The update will bring Facebook integration to the console, as well as launching Sony's new premium PlayStation Network (PSN) service, PlayStation Plus.
The Facebook for PS3 application will allow users to integrate their PSN profiles with their Facebook profiles, allowing them to send PSN invitations on Facebook and show off their Trophy collection to friends.
The PlayStation Plus subscription service will give users access to additional features and exclusive content on the network for a monthly fee.
The v3.40 firmware update will also include an update for Photo Gallery on the console, allowing users to browse and upload photos on Facebook and Picasa. It will also add new video editing tools, allowing users to edit and upload videos to Facebook and YouTube.
The company also announced on its blog (opens in new tab): “Additionally, we’ll be launching system software update (v6.30) for the PSP system simultaneously with PS3 – v3.40, and adding PlayStation Plus compatibility for the people that own both a PS3 and PSP.”