Updating playstation 3 using storage media
Head to Settings, then System Settings and finally System Information.If the number showing matches the update you downloaded at the beginning of the guide, then the update was successful :) If you have any questions or comments please post them in our Play Station 3 Discussion Forum.
The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00.
Apart from those appearing in the PSP console such as category icons for Photos, Music and Games, the PS3 added Users, TV and Friends to the XMB. In-game XMB features were added to the PS3 properly with firmware version 2.41 after causing early implementation problems.
While XMB proved to be a successful user interface for Sony products such as PSP and PS3, the next generation Sony video game consoles such as the Play Station 4 and the Play Station Vita no longer use this user interface.
Unlike the Software Development Kit (SDK) for mobile apps, Sony's Play Station 3 SDK is only available to registered game development companies and contains software tools and an integrated hardware component.
Due to the fact that it requires a licensing agreement with Sony (which is considered expensive), a number of open source and homebrew PS3 SDKs are available in addition to a number of leaked PS3 SDKs.
Play Station 3 console- Any model works, as all models have Memory Card readers and USB ports. On that storage media, you will need at least 150MB of free space.