Sony Updates PSP Firmware to Version 3.0

Sony has reportedly released version 3.0 firmware for the Sony PSP in Japan, and although details are sketchy so far, its claim to fame is its tight integration with Sony's impossible-to-get PlayStation 3 console. Using its WiFi capabilities, the new firmware lets you access images and music on a PS3, and lets you use the PSP as a remote play device for the PS3. The firmware is also able to accommodate a forthcoming add-on camera, and lets you toggle a function that causes a game to automatically load when you insert a UMD.

Take a look at the image here and more pics after the jump, and you'll see that this is apparently a Japanese version of the firmware upgrade.

Update: The 3.0 update is available via the Network Update feature on the PSP now.

Sony Updates PSP Firmware to Version 3.0


UMD Autostart toggle

Sony Updates PSP Firmware to Version 3.0


Camera option

Sony Updates PSP Firmware to Version 3.0


Remote play

So, if you don't have a PS3, this is pretty much a yawn of a firmware release, hardly worthy of a point upgrade. Whatever happened to that web radio integration we were hearing about the beginning of this year?

Sony PSP 3.0 released offers tight PS3 integration [Newlaunches]