Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced on the 10th that it has started a system software update for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Vita TV.
The latest firmware version is 4.89 for PS3 and 3.74 for Vita. PS3 will be updated for the first time in about 11 months, and Vita will be updated for the first time in about 31 months.
Both have the same update content and are said to be “for account protection”. First of all, you need to enter the device setting password when signing in to the PlayStation Network.
Also, PSN account creation and account management are no longer available from the console. In short, after buying a PS3 or Vita model, I can no longer create a new account or change settings.
Instead, SIE says, “Use a higher-performance, faster, and more secure account management feature in your PC or smartphone browser.”
There were no new features added, just limited account-related features, but it’s no wonder looking back at the recent developments in SIE.
First of all, when we announced the end of the store for PS3 and Vita at the beginning of last year, it was withdrawn because many users wanted to continue. However, it seems that the end of the store is steadily approaching, such as being unable to access the store via the web.
Soon, a new PS Plus service will start in June, and you will be able to play PS3 and Vita games, but the games you want may not always be available. I’d like to check the store to see if there are any leftovers in both hardware games by now.