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PS3 System Software Firmware Update v4.20 Detailed, Coming Tomorrow [Update: Now Live]

June 25, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

Update: The firmware update is now live.

Sony has announced a new firmware update for the PS3, version 4.20, that brings with it a “a few minor updates”.

Coming out tomorrow, v4.20 will improve sidetone audio performance on the official Wireless Stereo Headset by giving you the option to select one out of five levels for microphone audio, or turn the feature off completely. Wireless Stereo Headset users who watch movies on their PS3 will be able to enable virtual surround sound functionality.

This update will allow you to set the amount of time that the system will wait before turning itself off automatically for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features].

Saved data management has been improved and you will be able to select multiple saved data items and delete or copy them as a group.

More details are promised tomorrow, but don’t expect any big hidden features.