The PS3 gets 0.01 newer

Another system update hits the PlayStation 3, bringing it from version 1.10 to 1.11 (thanks Niti Kumar). The update has yet to be posted on the PlayStation Web site, but should be available as soon as users log into their consoles.

As far as we can tell, the only noticeable additions is the new “Account Management” feature, which allows money to be added into the virtual wallet system without going into the PlayStation Store. This feature may be of some use to parents who wish to load their children’s shiny new console with a set allowance.

For those who haven't updated yet since pulling Sony's behemoth out of the box, today's update coupled with the original v1.10 update add the following features:
  • General
    • You can now use PLAYSTATION Network services.
    • You can now use the single tap text entry method on the on-screen keyboard for English and other European languages.
  • Settings
  • Video
    • You can now select [Full Screen] under [Screen Mode] when playing video files saved on the hard disk or storage media.*
      *An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
    • The latest DVD copy-protection compatibility files have been updated.
  • Network
    • You can now download and save music and video files on the hard disk under [Internet Browser].
    • You can now download the following types of content under [PLAYSTATION Store].
      - PLAYSTATION 3 format software
      - PLAYSTATION Network titles*
      * The term "PLAYSTATION Network titles" refers to PlayStation format games (PS one) downloaded from PLAYSTATION Store and PSP format games distributed electronically.
    • Simplified and traditional Chinese characters can now be displayed under [Internet Browser].
    • [Online Instruction Manuals] has been added as a feature.
  • Other
    • The method of calculating hard disk capacity has been changed.
      * Free space on the hard disk is calculated as 1 GB (1024 x 1024 x 1024) = approx. 1,073,740,000 bytes. As a result, the free space value displayed may be less than the value that is mentioned under specifications in the product documentation. You can check hard disk free space under [Settings] > [System Settings] > [System Information].
    • Playability status with the PS3 system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation 2 format titles. To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
Update: It seems that the new v1.11 update may not be without flaws. A Kotaku who updated his system now find that tweaking his music settings causes his system to crash. Oops.

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