Japanese PlayStation 3 owners just received the 1.90
firmware update for their machines. The new firmware provides a few incremental
updates and addresses some issues brought up by PS3 owners.
According to Lempel, Sony is making customization a priority
with the new firmware update. "You can now personalize the wallpaper on
your XMB with a photo. This was one of the top three requests we received via
the blog’s contact form," Sony PlayStation Network Operations director
Eric Lempel. "When viewing a photo, simply bring up the options screen by
pressing the triangle button and selecting 'set as wallpaper' from the options
displayed. Additionally, you can now change the order of the games displayed under
the game icon on the XMB."
Sony has also included the ability to play AVCHD videos from
a MemoryStick or video camera. According to Kotaku,
other feature additions include:
U.S. customers will receive the update "in
the next few days" according to Lempel.