PlayStation 3 Firmware Update Incoming

It wouldn’t be a real month if a video game console didn’t get a firmware update, this time it’s Sony’s PlayStation 3′s turn.

Firmware version 4.20 is set to hit later tonight and “a few minor updates in order to strengthen functionality and improve your overall experience.” The first is a questionable one – the console will now switch itself off after 1 hour of inactivity, but this can be changed in the system settings.

The update will also improve sound quality over wireless headsets, apparently reducing or eliminating “side tone” (feedback from your own voice). Wireless Stereo Headsets will now also support virtual surround sound, too.

Finally, Sony have improved the data management system – users will now be able to select multiple saved data items and delete them or copy them as a group.

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