Sony has released a brand new firmware update for the PS3 and Vita. These new firmware updates are mandatory for both platforms and they also remove Facebook support for them, which allowed users to share their trophies and game purchases on Facebook.
While we don’t have an official changelog for these updates, it has been reported that the PS3 update only removes the Facebook support while the Vita update not only removes Facebook, it also patches some of the latest exploits that were found by the homebrew community.
If you want to download the latest PS3 firmware, you can download it from the links below.
- PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 (US)
- PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 (EU)
- PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 (Japan)
- PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 (NZ/AUS)
- PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 (Asia)
If you want to stay online, you will have to update to the latest firmware on the Vita and PS3. Sony has also recently released a new firmware update for the PS4 which improved the system stability.
While Vita and PS3 Facebook support was completely removed, it is completely different situation on PS4 where the support is there but it never works as intended. Ever since the launch of PS4, there is no way to share trophies on Facebook with a PS4 although we can still share videos and screenshots.
Let us know what you think about this new firmware update in the comments below.