OK, before you guys jump to a hotspot and try and update your precious Sony PlayStation Portable, let me tell you that the PSP Firmware Update v6.00 is NOT a major update. Yes, Sony has done it again by having a new PSP firmware with alarmingly minor [visible] updates and labeled it with something cool a new number! (The last major update was 5.51) The list of new features are listed below from the PlayStation Blog, and IGN’s post and as such are nothing to go gaga over.
- For those of you looking to customize your XMB (XrossMediaBar), a few new colors will be added under the Theme Settings. These new theme colors can be used on PSP models 2000 or after (PSP-2000, 3000 and N1000).
- A security patch has been added.
- [Network Update] has been renamed as [System Update].
The security patch is definitely the most obvious thing to look out for because it might deter or slow the usual slew of hackers from hacking this system. (But with most of them content with the old firmware, I hardly expect much work to go on with this new firmware)
IGN reports that with this new update downloaded games can be grouped in folders, based on their expiry date. (Only. No custom folders, unfortunately) This hints at gaming rental system of the PlayStation Network. It also says that the preview icons have become smaller, which is not good. Let’s just hope Sony does something good with its next FW upgrade (as we have been saying for ages now). Again, QJ.net says that MediaGo! playlists can be imported to the Music folder of the PSP (Unconfirmed). I hope the last one is true, at least, for I have a cartload of mood-centric playlists sitting idle without a real “playlist” on the PSP.