PS3 Firmware Update Version 3.40 adds PlayStation Plus

Sony released a new firmware update Version 3.40 for the PS3 today. The update brings PlayStation Plus to your PS3. PlayStation Plus is the $50 annual service that will bring the PS3 more network content. The update is free and is live as you read this.


The PlayStation®Plus subscription service package is now included on PlayStation®Network

About PlayStation®Plus

PlayStation®Plus is a subscription program available to PlayStation®Network members where they will receive exclusive benefits on the PlayStation®Store. Some features include:

  • Full Game Trials – A great way to try before you buy – play a game for up to one hour, then purchase the game to unlock your trophies and continue your progress.
  • Automatic Downloads – PlayStation®Plus downloads select demos, patches and firmware updates automatically, so you don’t have to think about it.
  • PlayStation®Store Discounts – Save money on stuff you’re buying anyway with discounts on games of up to 50%.
  • Exclusive Offers – Access to select avatars, themes, and other items other folks can’t get.
  • Select Early Demos – There will be occasions where you will get early access to some demos before all the other common folk.
  • Priority Beta Invitations – You’ll be the first to receive invitations on select Betas.
  • Free Games, Downloads and more.

More information about the PS3 firmware update here

More information on PlayStation Plus here