SCEA revealed that a new PS3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing certain PlayStation titles. More importantly the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will finally include XMB access in-game, trophies (aka achievements, more details on this to be released in the near future), as well as some other new enhancements.
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PS3 v2.36 Firmware Soon, v2.40 to Include Trophies, In-game XMB
by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT
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